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Oct 3 2022


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Western Tech Colts’ coach Russ Hoff knew his charges would square off against a formidable opponent in their season opener.

And that’s why Hoff is also understandably pleased the Colts managed to register a 19-6 road victory this past Thursday in a Toronto high school senior boys’ match against the Etobicoke Collegiate Institute (ECI) Rams.

The Colts/Rams tilt was dubbed as Football Toronto’s Game of the Week.
“We were extremely happy with our players’ resiliency and determination,” Hoff said. “They overcame several up and down stretches of the game and held strong versus a very good opponent.”

Hoff also had some praise for the Rams.

“ECI has a lot of weapons and we fully expect they will be one of the top teams when all is said and done,” he said.

The Colts and Rams are participating in the Toronto District School Board’s five-team league this fall. The circuit also includes the Lawrence Park Panthers, Northern Red Knights and Richview Saints.

“It is nice to start with a win,” Hoff said. “And we hope to carry the positives we take from the ECI game film into our game versus perennial powerhouse Richview.”

That match will be held this Wednesday (Oct. 5.) at Richview. The opening kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

As for the Rams, they’ll host the Red Knights this Thursday in a 3 p.m. contest. Northern blanked the visiting Panthers 24-0 in their season opener this past Friday.

The Colts opened the scoring in their tilt against the Rams when Western Tech quarterback Jackson Galanyk connected with wide receiver Chadley Charles on about a 30-yard TD pass.

John Bratkowsky gave the Colts a 7-0 lead by successfully kicking the extra point.

The Rams rebounded with their own major, when ECI pivot Aquilles Chamberlain tossed a deep pass caught by wide receiver Jaiden Munroe. The Rams, however, missed their convert attempt thus Western Tech maintained a 7-6 lead.

Western Tech sealed the W by adding a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

For starters, Colts’ running back Evan Woods had a short run and scampered in for a TD. Woods then had a considerably longer run, about 50 yards, later in the quarter for his second major.

Western Tech missed both of its convert attempts on those scores.

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