WARRIORS REGISTER CONVINCING VICTORY OVER TOP DURAM REGION SQUAD
By Sam Laskaris
The Holy Trinity Titans have been enjoying their share of success this season.
The Courtice-based Titans had been registering lopsided scores against their only two other rivals in a Durham Region high school senior boys’ football league this fall.
But the Titans, who were sporting a perfect 4-0 league mark, certainly met their match against the visiting Huron Heights Warriors in an exhibition match on Thursday.
The Warriors brought the Titans back down to earth, by trouncing Holy Trinity 44-7.
“The boys executed well,” said Huron Heights coach Heath Weir. “They came out fast and we were able to jump out to a quick lead.”
The Warriors scored touchdowns on their first two drives and also earned a couple of more points via a safety to lead 16-0 after the opening quarter.
“I think Holy Trinity was taken aback a bit,” Weir added. “They were undefeated and had beaten teams by 30-40 points. We came in and scored on back-to-back series on them. Unfortunately for them, we kept that up for the rest of the game.”
By halftime Huron Heights had stretched its lead to 36-0.
Huron Heights linebacker Robert Wood said the Warriors’ efforts early on were vital to how the match transpired.
“That was a great start,” said Wood, who was singled out by Weir for his efforts throughout the contest. “And over-all it was just a great game by the team.”
Weir also praised the performances of quarterback Ethan Schwarz, defensive end Alex Ouellet and the entire offensive line.
With the victory, the Warriors, who are not only the top-ranked club in Ontario but the Number 1 rated team in Canada as well, boosted their 2022 record to a perfect 9-0.
Wood knew his team could not afford to take the Titans lightly.
“We know they’re the underdogs and they’re going to come out and play as well as they can,” he said. “I knew they are a good team but I also know that we’re a very good team as well.”
Alex Figen and Ethan Schwarz were two of the offensive stars for the Warriors as they both scored a pair of touchdowns each. Ryan Nesbitt and Zeion Neptune had the other Huron Heights majors while Maddox Bulmer was credited with a safety.
Also, Hayden Doris booted six point after attempts for the Warriors.
Huron Heights is now gearing up for its next contest which will be held on Tuesday (Nov. 1) at home against Toronto’s Chaminade College Gryphons.
The opening kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.