Ross Royals knocked out of CWOSSA football playoffs

BRANTFORD – The Ross Royals saw their season come to an end when they suffered a 41-20 loss to the host Assumption Lions in CWOSSA high school football quarter-final play Thursday night at the Gretzky Sports Complex.

The Royals scored first, but Assumption came back to shoot ahead 17-7 by halftime on a snowy, cold night.

Sam Barry contributed most of the scoring for the Royals as he scored three touchdowns. Max Nixon kicked a pair of converts.

Assumption had touchdowns from five players — Adrian Henry, Ryan Wignall, Rexton Harper, Justin Riley and Spencer Cockerill. Carter Blad kicked two field goals and five converts to round out the scoring.

Assumption advances to next Thursday’s semifinal against the District 6/11 (Waterloo County) champions. Jacob Hespeler Hawks of Cambridge and Waterloo CI Vikings are to meet in the D6/11 final Saturday afternoon at Hespeler.

Thursday’s other semifinal pits the District 8 champion St. David Celtics of Waterloo against the District 1/7 champion St. Mary’s Mustangs of Owen Sound at Owen Sound’s Victoria Park.

Semifinal winners are to battle in the CWOSSA final Nov. 19 at the University of Guelph’s Alumni Stadium. Game time is 5 p.m.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal