The Chatham-Kent Cougars are on a two-game skid after losing 22-3 to the Waterloo Predators in the Ontario Football Conference varsity league.
The Chatham-Kent Cougars are on a two-game skid after losing 22-3 to the Waterloo Predators in the Ontario Football Conference varsity league Saturday at the Chatham-Kent Community Athletic Complex.
The Cougars (3-3-1) are in fourth place in the West Division.
They’ll play their regular-season finale this Saturday at 7 p.m. at the athletic complex against the Brantford Bisons (5-1-1), who share first place with the Predators and Sault Sabercats.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Darion Bacik-Hadden threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more in the Cougars’ 55-29 win over the Waterloo Predators on Sunday at the Chatham-Kent Community Athletic Complex.
Bacik-Hadden rushed for one- and 26-yard touchdowns in the first quarter.
He threw two touchdowns apiece to Brayden Charbonneau (35 and 55 yards) and Tyler Shumanski (six and 36 yards).
Shumanski scored a third touchdown on an 87-yard run.
Logan Stefina added a five-yard TD run and an extra point. Koren Stewart scored on a four-yard run.
The Cougars led 36-6 at halftime.
Bacik-Hadden was 10-of-15 for 297 yards passing and ran six times for 104 yards. Brett Wegrzyn made four catches for 84 yards.
Charbonneau made 11 tackles, Shumanski had seven and Cam Sanderson had six. Brady Desveaux and Lucas Rupert each had an interception. L.J. Hines recovered a fumble.
“Waterloo played well offensively, but our offence piled up 577 total yards,” head coach Herb McCauley said. “A win and a solid defensive effort against Brantford at home next week would secure first place for us and home-field advantage for the playoffs.”
The Cougars (6-0-1) are tied for first in the West Division with the Sault Sabercats. They’re scheduled to host the Bisons in the regular-season finale at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
BANTAM: The Cougars (2-5-0) kept their playoff hopes alive by rushing for 247 yards and three TDs in a 22-12 win over the Waterloo Predators.
Brennan Normandin-Kerr ran 18 times for 151 yards and a touchdown. Ben Church ran eight times for 95 yards and a touchdown.
Jack Crow added a one-yard touchdown run.
Trevon Smith made seven tackles, Ayden Rioux made four and broke up two passes, and Maddux Stewart had three tackles and two broken-up passes. Church had an interception.
Ashton Vink kicked three extra points and Joseph Riemer blocked an extra-point attempt. Carter Dodman, Max McCracken, Riley Hodges and Tanner Perreault-Therrien played well on special teams.
The Cougars are scheduled to host the Oakville Titans at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
PEEWEE: Caleb Roberts and Skyler Mattia each scored three touchdowns in the Cougars’ 40-32 win over the Scarborough Thunder in their OFC regular-season finale Saturday at the Chatham-Kent Community Athletic Complex.
Roberts scored on seven- and 75-yard runs and a 55-yard interception return as the Cougars (6-1) earned second place.
Mattia had touchdown runs of eight, 53 and 62 yards.
Reed Larson kicked four extra points.
Mattia, Larson, CJ Roberts and Conor Graham were defensive standouts.