TNT Express host Super Sunday

May 25, 2016   ·   0 Comments

By Brian lockhart
It’s summer gridiron season and the TNT Express kicked off the 2016 schedule hosting four home games at Mel Mitchell Athletic Field in Beeton on Sunday, May 22. It was opening weekend for the Ontario Minor Football League with games being played across the Province.

Atom division

The Atom division started the day with a 9:30 a.m. game against the Scarborough Thunder.
Off to a good start, the Express had a good first quarter when a big gain on the field was followed by QB Jack McCauley’s 30-yard run to place the TNT squad on the one yard line. Joelle Camaroo crashed through the line to score on the next play to put the Express on the scoreboard.
McCauley made good on the convert for the extra point.
From there, the Express ran into trouble when the Scarborough team started picking up steam in the second quarter.
After taking a break a the half the Express tried to dig in defensively but gave up several TDs and had to settle for a 57-7 loss in their first game of the season.
The Express Atoms will be back at Mel Mitchell field on Sunday, May 29, to host the York Region Lions with a 9 a.m. start.

Peewee division

The Peewee game kicked off with an 11:30 a.m. start against the Oshawa Hawkeyes.
The Express found themselves in a hole in the early going when they were pinned deep in their own end in the first quarter.
After a first quarter touchdown, the Oshawa squad followed with a second TD in the second quarter and less than minute left on the clock to lead the game 13-0.
The Express put up some good defensive posturing to start the second half with good stops by Aiden Smith and Tanner Hawkins.
Crue Horst blasted through the Oshawa line for a quarterback sack early in the quarter.
TNT again found themselves trying to stop the Hawkeyes advance with some good hits from Colton Blanchard and Rory Corrigan.
The Express just could not get across the goal line in the game and had to take a 54-0 loss.
The Express Peewees will be back at Mel Mitchell field on Saturday, May 28, to host the Clarington Knights.
Game time is 1:30 p.m.

Bantam division

The TNT Bantam division team hosted the Orangeville Outlaws with a 1:30 p.m. kick-off.
Starting out strong, the first quarter saw the Express advance down the field on a 35 yard gain by Cory Akerfeldt. Jett Horst followed up with a hard drive that dropped the ball at the two-yard line.
Express QB Michael Rabiega scored on the next play.
After a turnover that left them deep in their own end, the Express held a good line led by Riley Galbraith, Ryland Chisholm, Owen Cliff, Jason Ramnauth, and Luca Facchini.
The Orangeville team managed to score two touchdowns before the half.
The Express again started out with a good advance in the second half when Jagger Horst had a big gain on the field.
TNT scored their second goal in the third quarter when Cory Akerfeldt turned on the jets and ran for 50 yards to score.
The Orangeville squad got the upper hand in the fourth quarter with two more touchdowns.
TNT’s Ryland Chisholm scored the final Express goal late in the game.
The final was 65-18 for the Orangeville team.
The Express Bantams will be back on their home field this Sunday, May 29, when they will host the Cambridge Lions.
Game time is 1:00 p.m.

Junior Varsity

In their first game of the season the Express Junior Varsity squad hosted the Orangeville Outlaws at Mel Mitchell field in Beeton.
The Express ran into trouble early in the first quarter when they were held deep in their own end and were forced to punt to get out of a hole.
The visitors managed to score two TDs to open the scoring in the game and put the pressure back on the TNT squad to stop the advance.
After trailing 19-0, the Express made some good down field charges and found themselves in field goal position.
Brayden Christos made good on the kick to give the Express three points on the scoreboard.
Back on defence, the Express had some good moments.
Declan McGuire broke through the Orangeville line in the second quarter to drop the Outlaws for yards.
Early in the second half the Express were again in a bad field position when they took possession at their own ten-yard line.
TNT’s only touchdown came when Justin Fawcett caught a pass from QB Talon Horst and had a huge 70-yard run to the goal.
The Express couldn’t close the gap and they had to settle for a 50-10 loss in their first game.
The Express JV team will be back on their home turf at Mel Mitchell on Saturday, May 28, when they host the Cambridge lions.
The kick-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

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