In high school football, the Almonte Senior Thunderbolts had two costly fumbles on Friday afternoon and the Sydenham Golden Eagles took advantage of the turnovers, en route to a 19-14 win in the Eastern Ontario final.
Almonte fumbled in their own endzone in the first half and Sydenham pounced on the loose ball for a touchdown, and later booted the go-ahead field goal following another Thunderbolts turnover.
Almonte’s Zack Kealey had another huge day, rushing for 169 yards and two touchdowns. The loss was the only setback for the year for the Lanark-Renfrew champion Thunderbolts who finished the year with 9 wins.
In the junior EOSSAA title game, Almonte and LaSalle were tied at 21 at halftime, but the Thunderbolts couldn’t hang on and fell 51-28.
In Jr A hockey, the Pembroke Lumber Kings split their weekend games, losing 3-2 in overtime to Gloucester on Friday night and bouncing back with a 3-0 win against Nepean Sunday night at the PMC.
Jesse Blais led all Pembroke scorers with four points in the two games.
The Carleton Place Canadians had a pair of wins against Cumberland – 4-2 on Friday night, and 2-1 Sunday afternoon. Wesley Baker scored three times for the first-place Canadians.
In Jr B hockey, the Renfrew Timberwolves are now tied with the Stittsville Rams for first place in the Valley Division after a 5-4 win over Shawville Saturday. Arnprior has now jumped past the Pontiacs into sole possession of third place, with two more wins on the weekend, extending the Packers winning streak to five games.