Gladiators Thunder struck in OFC action
by Randy Pascal
The Scarborough Thunder are making themselves right at home in the OFC (Ontario Football Conference).
The former members of the OVFL (Ontario Varsity Football League) are boasting a combined record of 6-0 in their first season of OFC play
following a junior varsity/varsity sweep of the Sudbury Gladiators last weekend.
After holding the visitors to a scoreless draw through one quarter of play, the varsity Glads were ambushed in quarter two, surrendering a pair of
touchdowns to Shedler Fervius and one each to Emanuel Beals and Aiden Alli.
The Thunder were up 28-0 before Sudbury quarterback Adam Rocha connected with Nicholas Rideout on a 20 yard pass and run major with just
seconds remaining in the opening half.
Any momentum that was garnered was squandered in the second half, as Scarborough piled on with a final score courtesy of Aiden Blazier, with
Isaiah Marcus making good on all five of his point after attempts, and the Gladiators hemmed in for a pair of safety touches.
The Sudbury Jr Gladiators did not fare a whole lot better, beaten 51-7 by the JV edition of the Scarborough Thunder. Coach J.J. McKnight and
company will have the opportunity to settle down, enjoying a bye week while the varsity Gladiators head west along Highway 17, visiting the Sault Ste
Marie Sabrecats this coming saturday.
Both teams are off to Barrie to face the Huronia Stallions on June 23rd, returning home to host the Oshawa Hawkeyes on June 30th in
another double-header at the James Jerome Sports Complex.