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In the heart of the regular season, Week 5 delivered a triple-header of Ontario Football Conference action on a bustling Saturday. As we find ourselves deep into the heart of the regular season, every game takes on heightened significance, with playoff positions coming into sharper focus. Let's dive into the action-packed recap!
Ottawa Sooners 76
GTA Grizzlies 0
Sooners' Sensational Shutout: Seventy-Six-Point Statement Win
The Ottawa Sooners dominated the GTA Grizzlies with a commanding 76-0 win on their home turf. This marks the Sooners' second consecutive victory and their first-ever shutout since their change in ownership last season. Their 76-point win ranks as the 8th highest shutout score in OFC history. In their last two games, the Sooners have been firing on all cylinders with a total of 126 points scored and only 3 allowed. They're now 2-3 on the year and hungry for a third win in a row as they prepare to take on the Skyhawks next week. On the flip side, GTA's struggles continue with an 0-5 record and their fourth shutout of the season. Next week, they face the undefeated St. Clair Saints, which will be a tough matchup.
HIGHEST SHUTOUT SCORE
89-0 Burlington Braves…Sept 25, 1970
82-0 St Clair Saints…Aug 13, 2022
80-0 Verdun Maple Leafs…Sept 27, 1975
80-0 Ottawa Sooners…Sept 27, 1986
80-0 Windsor AKO Fratmen…Aug 19, 2017
79-0 Ottawa Sooners…Sept 20, 1975
78-0 Burlington Braves…Sept 16, 1970
76-0 Ottawa Sooners...Sept 9, 2023
73-0 Scarborough Rams…Sept 29, 1973
71-0 Ottawa Sooners…Sept 14, 1985
London Beefeaters 70
Quinte Skyhawks 3
London Reclaims Victory in Dominating Fashion over Skyhawks
The London Beefeaters roared back to victory at home, defeating the Quinte Skyhawks 70-3. Coach Matt Snyder and the Beefeaters' staff showcased their depth chart, fielding over 70 players in a stellar team win. This victory propels London to a 3-2 season record, and has them sitting in second place overall. London will hit the road next weekend, taking on the Hurricanes in Hamilton. Quinte, on the other hand, suffered their second consecutive loss, dropping to a 2-2 season record. Their challenge continues next week when they face the Ottawa Sooners, a team that handed them a 50-3 defeat just last week.
St. Clair Saints 62
Hamilton Hurricanes 21
Saints Continue Marching With Convincing Homecoming Win
The St. Clair Saints put on a show on homecoming night, staying undefeated with a resounding 62-21 victory over the Hamilton Hurricanes. St. Clair jumped out to a commanding 21-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, posting their highest point total of the season. With an unblemished 4-0 record, they now gear up to face GTA next week. Hamilton's loss places them at 3-2 and third in the standings, with London holding the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Hurricanes have a chance for redemption next weekend as they welcome the London Beefeaters to Tim Hortons Field, looking to avenge their earlier loss this season.