The Peterborough Wolverines were finally able on Saturday to host games at the TAS Field after three weeks on the road. In a double header the Jr. Varsity Wolverines were able to defeat the Brampton Bulldogs in a rematch form an earlier season game 35-30 and the Sr. Varsity Wolverines lost a heart breaker to the Cornwall Wildcats in their rematch from an earlier season game with the Wildcats 24-21. The Wolverines Bantams enjoyed a Bye weekend.
In the JV game, the Wolverines started slowly and trailed 6-0 after the first quarter, however, they came to life in the second quarter scoring four straight TD’s to take a 28-6 lead at the half. In the third quarter neither team was able to score and the Wolverines had to hold off a spirited comeback effort by the Bulldogs in the final quarter to escape with the Wolverines 35-30 victory. With this victory the Wolverines evened the season series at 1-1 with the Bulldogs and improved their record to 3-3 and have two games remaining in the regular season.
The Wolverines were lead in scoring by QB Brett Bjorgan who had another outstanding game in scoring 3 TD’s by rushing and passing a TD toss to Jamie Cooper. The other TD was scored by Daniel Corrigal and Hayden Mcilmore was successful on all 5 convert kicks.
In the night cap, the Sr. Varsity Wolverines lost 24-21 to the Cornwall Wildcats in another close football game. This was the second lost to the Wildcats for the Wolverines this season. The Wolverines started strong and with the aggressive running of Kyle Milburn were able to build a 14-0 lead into the second quarter. The Wildcats were able to score a TD late in the quarter to close the gap to a 14-7 lead for the Wolverines at the half.
The Wildcats came out fired up in the third quarter and outscored the Wolverines 10-0 to take a 17-14 lead into the final quarter. The Wolverines scored a go ahead TD late in the game to briefly regain the lead at 21-17, however, they couldn’t seal the victory when the Wildcats scored a TD off a fumble recovery and were able to hold on for their 24-21 victory. This was another tough loss for the Wolverines and their record is now 1-6 with two games remaining. Scoring for the Wolverines were Kyle Milburn with 3 TD’s and Trent Rowe recording 3 convert kicks.
This Saturday July 6, the Wolverines will host a triple header at the TAS Field with the Bantams facing Etobicoke at 11 am, the JV’s playing the Quinte Skyhawks at 2 pm and the SV’s closing out the day in a 5 pm contest with Skyhawks.