By Sam Laskaris

It was far from their best effort.

But the Huron Heights Warriors senior football squad was still able to register a convincing 35-0 victory over Markham’s Bill Crothers Colts this past Friday.

With the win in that contest, which was the Warriors’ Homecoming tilt this season, the Huron Heights club boosted its 2022 record to a perfect 7-0.

“It was a good game,” said Warriors’ head coach Heath Weir. “It was physical. I think we played a little uninspired. But we started off strong and we finished strong.”

Weir didn’t seem overly upset his charges seemed to lack intensity throughout the match.

“It happens,” he said. “They’re high school kids.”

Weir estimated the Colts only had about 28 players dress for the game. And he believes that’s why in part members of his club felt they wouldn’t receive a strong challenge from the Bill Crothers squad.

“In my opinion, when they see a team with a smaller number of kids, they get the impression that they’re going to run out of steam before we did,” Weir said.

The Warriors’ bench boss, however, said he was impressed with the Colts’ efforts.

“I’m not making excuses,” he said. “Crothers played really tough.”

The senior game was held immediately after the junior Warriors suffered their first loss of the season as they were edged 9-7 by the Colts.

Weir was confident Huron Heights’ senior team would not also be beaten by their Bill Crothers counterparts.

“We were quite sure of what we were going to do and how we were going to do it,” he said.

The Warriors struck early in the game scoring a pair of first-quarter touchdowns to take a 14-0 lead.

Neither team managed to put any points on the board in the second quarter.

But Huron Heights’ offence added another TD in the third quarter and one more in the fourth. The Warriors’ defence also put some points on the board late in the match as Alec Crocker intercepted a Colts’ pass and strode in for a major.

Logan Couto, Myles Grosse, Kahlen Camden, Kam McNeil and Alex Figen had the other Huron Heights touchdowns.

“Right at the start we executed better than we had in other games,” said Warriors’ quarterback Ethan Schwarz. “We slowed down a little bit in the second quarter. And then we started swapping in players but it still went smoothly after that.”

Despite the fact the Colts did not have an overabundance of bodies, Schwarz said he felt the Colts would still provide a challenge.

“We expected them to come with their best,” he said.

Huron Heights’ next game is scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 21. When the Warriors welcome Oshawa’s Paul Dwyer Saints to Warriors Field.

The opening kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.