The Huronia Stallions recently held a fundraiser in conjunction with the Canadian Football League and Toronto Argonauts. The Tackle Hunger Initiative collected over 802 lbs of food for needy residents of the Barrie area. This success was met with more good news as all three Stallion rep teams won their opening week games. The Varsity teamed ripped Clarington 68-0 setting a team record for points scored. Quarterback Adam Zussino led the way with 135 total yards, 4 touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown. Tailback John Shields had 10 carries for 123 yards, a touchdown on the ground and an impressive 20 yard touchdown reception that saw him run over and elude multiple defenders. Also scoring for the Stallions were Mackenzie Reid with 2 touchdowns and Hayden Hughes, Josh Simmons, Jesse Alves and Brandon Viragh with 1 touchdown each. Top defenders were Austin Buck, Matt Dekkers and Zack Keogh. Buck had two interceptions and Dekkers had a quarterback sack. The Stallions are on the road the next two weeks.
The Huronia Stallions Junior Varsity team won their opening game over the Clarington Knights 20-8. Matt Howe and Nick Stadnyk each scored touchdowns to lead the offence. Matt Howe rushed for over 100 yards in the game. Jack Schneider, Zack Gymer- Jacobs and Christian Hutter- Coppin were the top defenders. The Stallions are on the road the next two weeks.
The Huronia Stallions Bantam team opened the season with a 37-6 victory over the Toronto Junior Argos. Charlie Doering started the scoring with a Defensive touchdown. Brandon Viera, Peyton Wagner, Kail Dava and Curtis Gainey all had impact plays with interceptions. Slotback Rhys Rusby had a spectacular effort in his first ever football game. Rusby scored on runs of 100, 85, 70 and 55 yards in electric fashion. Runningbacks Luc Pilon and Brock Allen had strong games with Pilon adding a long touchdown run. The offensive line of Jason Spratt, Joshua Carr, Joshua Comstive, Colin Rae, Isaiah Tabobondung and Gareth Campbell played outstanding football.
The Stallions next game is Saturday June 8 at 1PM against Chatham at the Barrie Sports Complex.