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Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times St. Thomas Aquinas running back Justin DeFaria straight-arms a Patrick Fogarty defender to gain more yardage during a second-quarter run Friday in the Catholic School Athletics of Simcoe County senior boys’ championship game at the West Orillia Sports Complex. The Stingers dominated the game, earning the county and regional title with a 28-8 decision over the Flames.

Flames ousted in finals

A combination of a gusting wind and an unstoppable force in the form of quarterback Talon Horst proved to be a deadly one-two punch that delivered a knock-out blow to the Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School senior boys’ football team Friday.

DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES Orillia Secondary School’s Allie Madden leads her team up the court during spirited action Wednesday in the Simcoe County Athletics Association championship game against Eastview Secondary School. Madden was a rebounding force for the Nighthawks in their 40-28 title win.

County title for Nighthawks

A dominant third quarter and some stifling defence allowed the Orillia Secondary School (OSS) junior girls’ AAA basketball team to cap their perfect season with a Simcoe County Athletics Association (SCAA) title Wednesday.

DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES Patrick Fogarty running back Rhys Rusby is pressured by Keith Crawford, left, and Aidan Nicoletta, right, during an explosive first-quarter run. The dynamic back was almost unstoppable as he rushed for a pair of first-half touchdowns and helped the Flames eat up a lot of clock.

Jaguars feel the burn in Orillia

The Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School senior boys’ football team used solid defence and a spectacular ground game punctuated by an outstanding game from running back Rhys Rusby to defeat the visiting St. Joseph’s Jaguars 17-7 Tuesday in the Catholic School Athletics of Simcoe County (CSASC) semifinal.

Destin Pearson, of the Eastview Wildcats, gives Karl Winder of the Orillia Nighthawks the slip during senior high school football action on Wednesday at Eastview Secondary School. The Wildcats went on to win 28-22.

SCAA regular season ends

Destin Pearson, of the Eastview Wildcats, gives Karl Winder of the Orillia Nighthawks the slip during senior high school football action on Wednesday at Eastview Secondary School. The Wildcats went on to win 28-22.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times Carl Wingrove, bottom, somehow managed to break through a pair of Collingwood defenders to score a touchdown to pad the Orillia Secondary School lead.

Orillia dominates in season opener

The Orillia Secondary School (OSS) senior boys opened the Simcoe County high-school football season with a dominant 27-0 victory over Collingwood Collegiate Institute (CCI) Thursday afternoon at the West Orillia Sports Complex.

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