Football Frenzy For Chatham-Kent

Andy-Fantuz-Touchdown-FacebookIt was a busy weekend of football in Chatham-Kent, and for CK products who have moved on to a bigger stage.

The Chatham-Kent Cougars Minor Fall Football program season is rapidly approaching. The league features CK’s youngest Cougar football players as they prepare to tackle the ranks of high school and travel Cougars football.

The high school ranks started their regular season Friday with UCC defeating CKSS 31-0, and WDSS beating JMSS 30-6.

Several products of the local high school and Chatham-Kent Cougars football program were also in action across North America including Andy Fantuz and Shaun Suisham professionally, and Tanner Emery and Clark Green in the CIS ranks.

In the CFL, Andy Fantuz, made 6 catches, for 96-yards, including 1 touchdown, in the Hamilton Tiger Cats 26-22 loss to the Calgary Stampeders Friday night. Hamilton is now 5-6 this season, and face Montreal next weekend.

On Monday night football, Shaun Suisham proved his injured hamstring was a minor concern, as he drilled a 44-yard field goal in the opening quarter. Suisham also kicked an extra point, but it wasn’t enough as his Pittsburgh Steelers lost to Cincinnati 20-10.

At the CIS level, Clark Green punted eight times, averaging 38.2 yards in a 35-18 loss for the Concordia Stingers to the St. Francis Xavier X-Men Saturday. Two of his kicks pinned the X-Men inside their 20-yard-line. Green is a Chatham-Kent Secondary School graduate.

Chatham’s Tanner Emery also saw the field on the weekend, making 2.5 tackles in a 44-14 Carleton Ravens loss to the Windsor Lancers. Emery had 1 solo tackle, and three assisted tackles in the loss.

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