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FOOTBALL:  MacNab tops Ancaster for Division-I junior title; Glendale takes Division-II

Posted on Friday, June 09, 2017
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2016-17 Junior Football Division-I Champions: Sir Allan MacNab Lions

HAMILTON (June 8, 2017) – The Sir Allan MacNab Lions and Glendale Bears captured the final Hamilton public secondary school championships of the season locking up the Division-I and Division-II junior football title games on Thursday at Mohawk Sports Park.

In the Division-I championship, the Sir Allan MacNab Lions edged the Ancaster Royals 8-0 to claim the school’s second junior football title.

The game-winning touchdown came in the second quarter when MacNab quarterback Michael Dwyer found an open Tyler Cameron in the end zone on a five-yard passing touchdown.   Later MacNab added a rouge late in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.

MacNab last won the junior title in 2008-09 and the Lions have been runner-up three other times including last year when they lost to Westdale.   

The Lions were the third seed heading into today’s game and only secured a 1-3 record in the regular season.  They to the championship by upsetting  No. 1 Westmount 21-17 in the semifinal game. Ancaster qualified for the championship by defeating Sir Winston Churchill 36-0 in the other semifinal/

In the Division-II championship, Glendale defeated Delta 29-22 in a dramatic overtime game which saw Glendale score in the final seconds of the fourth quarter to send the game to extra time.

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2016-17 Junior Boys Football Division II Champipns: Glendale Bears
Glendale edges Delta 29-22 in overtime to capture the 2016-17 Division II championship on June 7, 2017

Glendale quarterback Vincent Pathammoudy tallied 20 of the 29 points for the Bears including the winning overtime touchdown.  For Delta, Zack Chaddock recorded two touchdowns points with teammate Tony Huyhn recording the other.

Last year Glendale finished as runner-up to Dundas Valley and this year’s title marked the first time the Bears have earned a junior football title since the 1987-88 season.  That year they earned the overall title as there was no divisional play at the time.

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