The Ottawa Sooners have opened up their season in grand style with a 32-0 win over Grand River Saturday night. The Sooners ground game was the star with 232 yards and 4 touchdowns. Kwasi Gyamfi and Dechaun Beals had 2 rushing TDs apiece.
"Dechaun and Kwasi were our main rushing threats," said coach John Buck. "I must give credit to the entire offensive line, particularly our newcomers Connor Quinn-Austin, Mark Bonifacio and seventeen year-old Caleb Palmateer, who owned the line of scrimmage. Our defensive line (newcomers Cabe Parker, Eric DeHaas, Zack St. Denis & Cole Hodge and veterans Joel Tembo, Jordan Beaudoin & Steve Dignard) was sound against both run and pass.
"We ran the ball effectively on offence, however struggled a bit with our timing in the passing game. It was nice to get the road win but we know there’s lots to tighten up heading into the Windsor game."
The Sooners home opener is set for Saturday as they host the Fratmen on Saturday at 7pm.
"We’re very excited," said Buck. "Sure, it’s just another two-point game, however it will be nice to see how we compare to the two-time defending league champs."