BRANTFORD—Yes sir the Assumption Sr. Lions are officially headed to the CWOSSA finals.
In what has been a football season to remember, Assumption has simply dominated as they have recently defeated the B.C.I. Mustangs to win the Brant County Championship before following that up with a win against J.F. Ross in CWOSSA quarter finals play.
The journey didn’t get any easier for Assumption who on Thursday, November 14th at the Bisons Alumni North Park Sports Complex, overcame a 13-0 second half deficit to pull out a dramatic 17-16 CWOSSA semi-finals win against the three- time defending CWOSSA winners Jacob Hespeler.
“We came in thinking we could beat them,” Assumption’s Ethan Jamieson said. “We played our game. This is amazing. It’s awesome.”
Finding themselves trailing 16-5 early in the fourth, Assumption refused to quit as they got a clutch touchdown from Trevor McDonald to make things interesting heading into the final minutes.
“This is unreal,” an emotional McDonald said following the win. “Everyone was motivated. In the second half, we just played our game.”
With an opportunity to play on Tuesday, November 19th at the University of Guelph’s Alumni Stadium in the CWOSSA finals at stake, the Lions offence came through in the clutch.
Finding themselves second and goal with time running out in the fourth, Assumptions Spencer Cockerill took the hand off on the five -yard line, and with 51 seconds remaining came through with the eventual winning touchdown.
“This feels pretty good,” Assumption player Emmett Styres said. When asked what it would mean to win the upcoming CWOSSA championship, Styres added, “It would mean the world.”
Meanwhile if Assumption can win on Tuesday, November 19th, then it’s onto the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations’ Independent Bowl on Tuesday, November 26th at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster University in Hamilton.
“We just have to keep playing our game,” Jamieson said.