Fratmen To Host 401 Rivals In OFC Final After Win Over Grizzlies

Windsor Fratmen 51 GTA Grizzlies 0

by Jim Parker
Windsor Star

A dominating win scored few points with Windsor AKO Fratmen head coach Mike LaChance.

The top-ranked Fratmen rolled into the Ontario Football Conference final with a 51-0 semifinal win over the Greater Toronto Area Grizzlies on Sunday at Alumni Field.

“A win is a win, especially in the playoffs, but we were far from polished offensively,” LaChance said. “We made too many mistakes, bad reads, poor throws and missed assignments. But, when you put up 51 points, it masks those mistakes.”

AKO had over 400 yards in net offence, built a 30-0 lead at the half and cruised to the victory against the fourth-seeded Grizzlies. AKO will now face the London Beefeaters, who upset Hamilton 17-8 in the other semifinal, in Saturday’s final. Game time at Alumni Field is 7 p.m.

“The bottom line is, if we want to win the OFC, we can no longer play like a young team on the rise,” LaChance said. “We need to show maturity and improvement and play a complete game. London won’t be as forgiving of our mistakes as we saw this week.”

Running back Nash Prieur had 114 yards rushing on seven carries and scored two touchdowns. Dante Lewis had a pair of touchdown receptions with Jojo Paintsil, Nathaniel Norton and Michael Ryan also pulling in touchdown passes.

Sam Richardson converted all seven scores and AKO recorded a safety to complete the scoring.