OHSWEKEN – The game started out well enough for the Six Nations Jr. C Warriors Sunday in Oakville, but it didn’t stay that way as the Oakville Buzz downed the Warriors 15-11.
Henry Follows netted all three first period goals for the Buzz while the Warriors offence included two goals by Sid Powless and one by Deryl Porter, all of them, unassisted.
Powless gave the Warriors an early second period lead in a 14 goal second period with Oakville taking two more than the Warriors for an 11-9 second period lead.
Six Nations worked their way back into the game with Spencer Martin and Deryl Porter evening the score at 11-11, but the Buzz was at home in front of their own fans and they doubled down and scored the final four goals of the game for the decisive win. Mitch Henhawk was tarred with the loss in the Warriors cage.
The Warriors hold a narrow, one point lead for second place in the Western Division, ahead of Oakville and Fergus, while looking up to the first place Wilmot Wild who are three points ahead of the Warriors heading into this week’s games.
Warrior fans can watch two home games this weekend starting with Wilmot at the Gaylord Powless Arena at 1 p.m., Saturday afternoon, June 4. Then, Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., the Oakville Buzz will be at the GPA.
Meanwhile the Jr. C Brantford Warriors, are 4-2-1 in their inaugural season playing out of the Brantford and District Civic Centre. They are only one point away from Oakville and Fergus, and two points behind Six Nations who are in second place behind Wilmot.
Wesley Whitlow and Sid Powless lead the SN Warriors, as well as the league, in points with 51 and 50 respectively.