Nakoma Scott, Ethan Ciupka and Ethan Jordan each scored two touchdowns as the Chatham-Kent Cougars beat the Forest City Thunderbirds 47-8 in an Ontario Football Conference junior varsity game Saturday in London.

The Cougars (6-1) remain in a three-way tie for first place in the West Division with the Sault Sabercats and Sarnia Sturgeons. They have one regular-season game left.

Quarterback Evan Torres was 8-for-11 with two touchdown passes. Darion Bacik with 3-for-3 with one TD pass.

“The first half was a bit sloppy, but we were able to exploit some weaknesses with big plays,” Cougars head coach Selwyn Jordan said in a statement. “Definitely some areas to clean up before we play Hamilton at Tim Hortons Field this Saturday.”

Ciupka rushed for two touchdowns, Jordan made two touchdown catches, and Scott had one rushing TD and one receiving TD.

Tyler Shumanski also ran for a touchdown. Liam Wellman was 5-for-7 on extra points.

Tanner Hoorelbeck had eight tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery.

Quinton Emerick had five tackles and an interception, Bennett Hart had three tackles and an interception, and Dante Handsor had three tackles and a sack.

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Bantam Cougars down T-Birds

Wesley Dean and Koren Stewart each scored two touchdowns in the Bantam Cougars’ 27-14 win over the Forest City Thunderbirds on Sunday at the Chatham-Kent Community Athletic Complex.

Quarterback Owen Malott Bennett completed 12 of 20 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns as the Cougars improved to 5-2.

Stewart caught a 50-yard TD pass and also scored on a 50-yard punt return. He ran 10 times for 74 yards.

Dean caught TD passes of 80 and 45 yards.

Trenton Blackbird ran eight times for 42 yards.

Evan Cole had two interceptions. Christian Burgoon, Brennan Normandin Kerr, Blake Hart and Ryan Grellmore were also defensive standouts.


Original Article By: Mark Malone
Publication: The Chatham Daily News
Date: July 17, 2018
Photo By: The Chatham Daily News
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