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FOX40 Bills Hammer Vipers, 37-14

Posted by kstasila on September 10, 2017 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The FOX40 Bills scored on their first four possessions, taking an early stranglehold they never let go of, as the cruised to a 37-14 victory over the Vipers on a rainy Thursday night affair at Aldershot.

Mike Horrigan threw two touchdown passes against three interceptions, with both majors being scored by Gord Settle. Brad McNamara added a two-point convert to round out the Vipers scoring. On defense, Settle also had two sacks, while Kevin Stasila recorded his first interception of the year.

With the loss the Vipers fall to 0-2 within the B League and 5-4 overall on the year. The next game action takes place on Sunday at Noon, as the team takes on Knibb High at Palmer.

Knibb High Take The Vipers To School, 18-6

Posted by kstasila on September 10, 2017 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Colin Donovan threw for three touchdowns and Lee Park had three interceptions as Knibb High defeated the Vipers, 18-6 at Pearson today. The Vipers offense wasn't able to get on track until later in the game, and Knibb High took advantage of several wide open receivers to mount their attack.

 

Gord Settle was the lone bright spot for the Vipers, scoring the team's only points on a fourth quarter touchdown, and recorded three sacks on defense, Tony Gingras added an interception on defense as well.

 

Vipers have a long break until their next game, playing a Thursday night affair at Aldershot against the Fox40 Bills on August 17.

VIPERS FALL TO FOX40 BILLS

Posted by kstasila on August 27, 2017 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Despite a strong effort, the Vipers went down in defeat to the Fox40 Bills on Thursday night at Aldershot, by a score of 30-0

Tony Gingras, in at quarterback for the absent Mike Horrigan, was intercepted three times as the team wasn't able to find the endzone for the first time this season

Lucas Palamarchuk recorded a sack, and Kevin Keegan made a highlight reel interception for two of the few bright spots on the evening.

The Vipers next game action will come Sunday, July 30 when they take on Knibb High at Pearson.

VIPERS CHOKE OFF SCOREGASMS, 46-6

Posted by kstasila on August 27, 2017 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The Vipers set a team record for scoring offense in an important victory Sunday. Mike Horrigan threw five touchdowns to key the Vipers to a 46-6 victory over the Multiple Scoregasms at Palmer this afternoon. Jeremy Cruz had two receiving touchdowns, Kyle Hope added a return touchdown off the second half kick-off, Tony Gingras added a rushing touchdown and Kevin Stasila, Jon Kenney and Brad McNamara also scored majors. Cam Booth had a two-point convert, and Gord Settle and Brad McNamara scored one point converts as well.

 

The Vipers defense was almost perfect and tied a team record for least points allowed, not allowing a touchdown until the Scoregasms final drive after the game was well in hand. The first three Scoregasm drives ended in interceptions and the Vipers rushers chased the Scoregasms quarterbacks around the field. Scott Corbett picked off three passes, tying a team record, and Beau Oliver also added an interception. Kyle Hope tallied four sacks and Gord Settle added two other take-downs, stuffing the Scoregasms attack until Matt Walker scored for the visitors on the last play of the game.

 

With the win, the Vipers improve to 5-1 on the season and lock up at least third spot in the Tier 2 league before the split. The team's next action will be at Aldershot at 7:00pm this Thursday (July 20), vs. the Fox 40 Bills.

VIPERS DISPATCH PIE RATS, 25-20

Posted by kstasila on August 27, 2017 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The Vipers hung on to win against a tough Pie Rats team 25-20, in a battle of two sides likely to finish in the top half of the Tier 2 League. The Vipers relied on some timely big plays and ball-control offense, in addition to a strong defensive effort that forced the Pie Rats to earn every point, to key them to the win. Of note was Keith Martisius catching a 30-yard bomb in traffic on second-and-long for his first reception of the season.

 

Mike Horrigan leapt to the top of the Vipers all-time passing standings, throwing four touchdowns against zero interceptions. Gord Settle caught two touchdown passes to add to his team-leading total, while Jeremy Cruz and Troy Edmonds also had major scores. Kevin Stasila added a single on a kickoff to round out the scoring.

 

On defense, Dawit Hamilton picked off his first pass of the season, and Kyle Hope added two sacks as the defense stifled the Pie Rats attack, allowing the offense to build up a lead the Pie Rats couldn't overcome.

 

With the win, the Vipers equaled their win total for the previous two seasons, and solidified their hold on second place within the Tier 2 League with two games remaining until the split.

VIPERS DOWN JACK DANIELS, 20-6

Posted by kstasila on July 17, 2017 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)


 

Mike Horrigan threw three touchdowns against no interceptions as the Vipers exceeded their previous output for wins in a season, winning 20-6 over Jack Daniels.

 

The Vipers defense was stout again, pressuring a Jack Daniels attack that shredded the Vipers in previous games into several three-and-outs. Cam Booth and Scott Corbett each had interceptions that stunted any momentum the Gray And Black might have had.

 

Gord Settle, Jeremy Cruz and Kyle Hope all caught touchdowns from Horrigan, and Settle also added a two-point convert.

 

With the win, the Vipers improve to 3-1 and climb to second place in the Tier 2 league. The Vipers next game will be back at Palmer on Sunday, July 9 at Noon vs. the Pie Rats.

VIPERS TAKE DOWN BEAVERS 27-8

Posted by kstasila on July 17, 2017 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)


 

Gord Settle had three receiving touchdowns and the defense didn't surrender any points for the first three quarters of the game, as the Vipers improved their record to 2-1 with a comprehensive 27-8 victory over the Angry Beavers.

 

Mike Horrigan threw four touchdowns and added a point on the ground on a one-point conversion to lead to the team to the win. The defense was solid, forcing five interceptions to stifle the Beavers attack. Beau Oliver snatched two picks, while Kevin Keegan, Matt Nishimura and Scott Corbett snagged one interception each. Jeremy Cruz and Cam Booth rounded out the scoring with a touchdown and a two-point convert respectively.

 

The Vipers next action takes place Sunday at 9:00am, back at Palmer vs. Jack Daniels.

VIPERS FALL TO TEAM MONEY

Posted by kstasila on July 17, 2017 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Despite a strong effort, the Vipers came up short against expansion club Team Money. The newcomers started the season strong with two wins to start the year, and continued that run with a 20-12 victory today over the Vipers.

 

Mike Horrigan threw for two touchdowns against one interception and Gord Settle had two sacks on defense. Troy Edmonds and Beau Oliver had the major scores on offense.

 

The Vipers next action will come Sunday, June 18, at Palmer vs. the Beavers. Kick-off is at 9:00am

 

VIPERS TAKE 2017 SEASON OPENER OVER KNIBB HIGH, 26-6.

Posted by kstasila on July 17, 2017 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)


 

The Vipers started the season off in style with a 26-6 victory over Knibb High. Quarterback Mike Horrigan put on a clinic, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another to lead the team to the win. Kevin Stasila and Gord Settle caught the scoring passes, while Jeremy Cruz returned an interception 30 yards for the other major score.

 

The defense was in shutdown mode, forcing Knibb High into three sacks and two interceptions on their first five offensive plays. Gord Settle, Kevin Stasila and Mike Horrigan all had sacks, while Tony Gingras and Kevin Keegan joined Cruz with interceptions.

Vipers-Beavers May 15 (W27-6)

Posted by kstasila on May 17, 2016 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Efficient offense and a stout defense were the keys as the Vipers got the 2016 seaon off to a great start with a solid victory over an established foe in the Beavers.

The Vipers received to start the game, and unfortunately for them, the offense stalled in turning the ball over after just one set of downs. The Beavers took full advantage, using a mobile quarterback to spread out the field, and taking seven plays to get into the end zone. The convert failed, but the Beavers were out to a quick 6-0 lead.

The second possession for the Vipers was even less inspiring than the first, as on second down, Center Lucas Palamarchuk sailed a snap over the head of Quarterback Josh Oliver. Kevin Stasila came in to punt on third down, but into the teeth of a strong wind, his punt went only 20 yards, setting the Beavers up in prime scoring position. The Vipers defense held tough, however, and forced a turnover on downs to prevent any further damage. The two teams traded possession as time wound down on the first quarter.

With the wind at his back and a good feel for the game after the opening stanza, Josh Oliver came ailve in the second quarter. On three consecutive plays, Oliver found Jon Kenney over the middle picking up forty yards on those three passes, the last of which being a tip-drill type play that required immense concentration from the Vipers slotback. Set up on first and goal, Oliver found a wide-open Kevin Stasila in the corner of the endzone, and on the convert, found him again just inside the goal line. The Vipers now had a one point lead, and with Stasila tacked on a 25-yard single on the next Vipers possession, the Vipers took an 8-6 lead into halftime.

If getting the first quarter under his belt gave Oliver confidence, the second quarter lit the fuse for him to explode. The Beavers started with the ball, but couldn't sustain the drive and turned it over near midfield. The Vipers quarterback started the first series of the second half scrambling for a first down, forcing the Beavers to respect his running ability, and afterwards threading passes that culminated in finding Troy Edmonds in the endzone to extend the lead. The convert failed, but the Vipers had a 14-6 lead. The Beavers took possession after the kick-off, but the drive was short-lived as Dawit Hamilton recorded his first career interception, coming down with it near midfield. The excitement of the turnover didn't last, as Oliver threw his first career interception on the ensuing play. The giving mood between the two teams wasn't quite finished, as Vipers Linebacker Joe Savelson intercepted a pass on the next Beavers drive, and with the receiver he was covering in close proximity, tossed a quick lateral to another Viper nearby. The receiver was close enough to risk tagging him, so he heaved a lightning quick lateral to Cameron Booth, who gathered the pitch, rounded the receiver, and took off to the endzone for an incredible touchdown. The convert failed, but the Vipers had a 20-6 lead. The following Beavers possession ended quickly, setting up the Vipers in prime scoring territory. Oliver grabbed the chance, and on third and goal, found Stasila again in the corner of the endzone for his second major of the day. Lucas Palamarchuk added the convert, and the Vipers led 27-6.

The fourth quarter gave the Beavers the wind and the opportunity to try and cut into the lead, but it was the Vipers defense turn to rise to the occasion. After dropping a sure interception near the close of the third-quarter, Kevin Keegan came up with an incredible off-balance, one-handed interception to end the Beavers first attempt at adding point, and on the next Beavers drive, came up with another pick. Although he didn't make the stat sheet on the following drive, on the next after that, he came up with a third interception in the span of ten minutes. The starch was taken out of the Beavers attack by this point, and they closed out the game in their own end, with rookie Linebacker Kyle Mallory recording a sack in his first ever game.

A great start for the Vipers, and hopefully a sign of things to come.


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