TNT Express host full day of gridiron action

May 31, 2017   ·   0 Comments

TNT’s Alex Dolles sprints through a pack of Clarington Knights defenders during the May 28 Junior Varsity game at Mel Mitchell Athletic Field in Beeton. The Express shut-out the Clarington team 20-0 for their second win of the season.

By Brian Lockhart

The TNT Express hosted full day of football for the second Sunday in a row at Mel Mitchell Athletic Field in Beeton on May 28.
All four Express teams hosted games on a day which turned out to be more favourable weather than the previous week.

Atom Division

The Atoms were the first game of the day when they took the field with a 9:30 a.m. start against the Toronto Jets.
The Express got off to a good start scoring in the first quarter with a touchdown from Torrens Robinson who followed up with a two point convert to give the Express an 8-0 lead.
The second Express TD came from Jack McCauley and a two-point convert from Jacques.
Toronto got on the scoreboard in the second quarter then went on to score two more to lead 19-16 at the half.
The Express ran into defensive trouble in the second half allowing the Jets to cross the goal three more times to end the game 29-16 for the Jets.

Peewee Division

The Express Peewee team took to the field with an 11 a.m. start against the Toronto Jets.
The first quarter ended scoreless with both squads putting out a good effort on the field.
It was the second quarter that saw the TNT squad fall behind when the Jets score a touchdown mid-quarter.
TNT gained some good yards on the field including a nice pass from QB Tristan Monserrate to receiver Dominic Plaunt that moved the Express down field.
The half ended on a pass interception by Sourtzis.
The Express couldn’t contain the Toronto offence and gave up four more TDs in the second half to leave the field with a 44-0 loss to the Jets.

Bantam Division

The Express Bantam team took their first loss of the season when they hosted the Clarington Knights with a 2 p.m. kickoff.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Knights opened the scoring mid-way in the second quarter.
Returning for the second half the Express started out on offence after receiving the kick.
A solid TNT defensive effort kept the Knights pinned at mid-field for much of the quarter.
Another Clarington goal had the Express trailing by 13 with one quarter to go.
The game ended with a 20-0 loss for the Express.
The TNT Bantams now have a 1-1 record for the season.

Junior Varsity

The TNT JV squad moved into first place in the standings with a 20-0 win over the Clarington Knights to give the Express a 2-0 record in the early going of the season.
The game started off with a good run by Justin Fawcett that got the Express motivated.
That was followed up with more yards gained on a solid effort from Cory Akerfeldt.
The Express got on the scoreboard when Jameson Cragg snagged Clarington pass for an interception and returned the ball to put the TNT squad in good field position.
Liam Hunter scored on the next play to give the Express a 6-0 lead.
Keeping up the pressure for the entire game the Express left the field with a convincing 20-0 win over Clarington.
The Express Junior Varsity squad will be back in action on their home turf this Sunday, June 4, when they host the Cambridge Lions.
The kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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