Jacob Hespeler Secondary School head football coach Anthony Maggiacomo said all along his team wanted to compete at the provincial level.
Now they’ll get their chance.
The Hawks downed the Resurrection Phoenix 55-35 on Tuesday night at the University of Guelph’s Alumni Field to claim the Central Western Ontario Secondary School Association (CWOSSA) title. With the victory they move on to the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association bowl series next week.
The 20 point win may seem lopsided, but the game was anything but. The two teams were tied 21-21 heading into the third quarter before the Hawks pulled away. Running back Quinten Springer exploded for five touchdowns that proved to be the difference.
“Our players have bought into our team goal; which is to compete at the provincial level,” Maggiacomo said.
“Our kids buy into our expectations. There are schools across the province who year in and year out compete at OFSAA for football. Nelson in Burlington, Catholic Central High School in London and Korah in Sault Ste. Marie are a few schools that come to mind.”
Speaking of Korah Collegiate and Vocational School, that’s who the Hawks will be facing in the OFSAA Northern Bowl on Nov. 30 at Alumni Field. The Sault Ste. Marie School punched their ticket to the provincial championship with a victory over North Bay’s Algonquin Barons in the Northern Ontario Secondary School Athletics final.
Kickoff for the Northern Bowl is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.
For more information on OFSAA football and to purchase tickets visit ofsaa.on.ca.