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Vipers Fall In Opener, 20-14 to Greatest Show On Turf

Posted by kstasila on August 2, 2018 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Despite a strong effort to pull victory from the jaws of defeat, the Vipers lost their season opener, falling 20-14 to GHTFA newcomers Greatest Show On Turf.

 

Mike Horrigan threw two early interceptions, but rebounded later in the game and responded with two scoring strikes, hitting a wide open Gord Settle with a third quarter bomb for one major score and a late fourth quarter pass to Troy Edmonds for the second. Kyle Hope rounded out the scoring by catching a pass for a two-point convert.

 

While the defense started out a little shaky, they found their form later in the game to give the offense a chance to pull out the win. Beau Oliver made the stat sheet as he picked off the Shows John O'Brien in the end zone to snuff out a certain scoring threat.

 

The Vipers will look to return to their winning ways as they meet up with the Falcons for their first-ever meeting on Sunday, June 3 at Pearson. Kick-off is scheduled for 9:00am.

VIPERS ROLL IN 22-6 WIN OVER TEAM MONEY

Posted by kstasila on April 11, 2018 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Mike Horrigan threw two touchdowns and ran in another as the Vipers got off the schneid with a 22- 6 victory over Team Money. The loss was the first of the season for the previously undefeated Team Money.

 

 

Despite some dropped passes, a couple of early interceptions, and surrendering a first quarter touchdown, the Vipers tightened their play and marched from the second quarter on. Spurred by a safety conceded by the Greens, Horrigan led the Vipers on a smart, efficient drive that culminated with the Vipers pivot running in a score from three yards out. Horrigan then found Beau Oliver and Cameron Booth for second half majors, and then hitting Gord Settle and Brad MacNamara for one-point converts.

 

 

The defense was in fine form from the second quarter on, with Settle adding a sack, all-time interceptions leader Kevin Keegan adding a pick to his haul, and Kyle Hope with an amazing don't-quit interception of a lateral on the Team Money kick return following the Vipers second touchdown, that was easily the turning point of the game.

 

 

With the win, the Vipers improve to 1-3 with the B league and are back over .500 on the season with a 6-5 mark. The Vipers are now off for two weeks for the Labour Day break before returning to game action on September 10, vs. the Fox40 Bills, 10:30am at Palmer.

Knibb High Blanks Vipers 33-0

Posted by kstasila on April 11, 2018 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Vipers did not play their best game today, dropping a 33-0 decision to Knibb High. The Vipers defense were flagged five time for roughing the passer, and dropped passes plagued the offensive attack.

 

The stats page won't need much adjusting as Mike Horrigan recorded one sack, and Brad MacNamara had a lateral intercepted to officially earn a spot on the passing charts.

 

With the loss, the Vipers drop the season series with Knibb High, and are winless in the B League to date. Their record is evened up at 5-5, and they hope to change their fortunes next Sunday, August 27 against Team Money at Noon at Palmer.

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.


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