Royals vow to compete with league’s best

News Oct 09, 2009 Ancaster News

Head coach Tim Page and the Ancaster Royals want to send a message to their HWIAC Division 1 football opponents.

“We are playing to win this year. It would be disappointing for us if we didn’t go to the championship game this year,” said Page following the Royals first win on Oct. 1.

Despite yielding several turnovers and penalties, the Royals offence found the end zone three times in a 24-0 win over Barton in Ancaster’s home opener. The win set up a key Oct. 8 match up versus 2008-09 city champions MacNab.

“I think we are going to be fine next week,” said Page after the Royals evened their record at 1- 1.

Quarterback Derek Adam opened the scoring on Oct. 1 win a rushing touchdown and running back David Smith carried the offence with two touchdowns and several big plays. Kicker Jack Fuller rebounded from an early blocked field goal by converting all three touchdowns and splitting the uprights from 25 yards on his second attempt.

Fuller also saw action at running back and as a kick returner. He returned a punt for an apparent touchdown, but the play was nullified by an illegal block penalty.

The Royals opened the season Sept. 24 with a disappointing 35-0 loss at Westdale. Despite the final score, Ancaster’s offence actually out-gained the Warriors in the first half.

The Royals had three possessions inside the Westdale 20, but their best scoring chance was snuffed on a failed third down gamble from the one yard line.

A 120-yard missed field goal return and an 89-yard interception return gave the Warriors a 15-0 halftime lead.

Royals vow to compete with league’s best

News Oct 09, 2009 Ancaster News

Head coach Tim Page and the Ancaster Royals want to send a message to their HWIAC Division 1 football opponents.

“We are playing to win this year. It would be disappointing for us if we didn’t go to the championship game this year,” said Page following the Royals first win on Oct. 1.

Despite yielding several turnovers and penalties, the Royals offence found the end zone three times in a 24-0 win over Barton in Ancaster’s home opener. The win set up a key Oct. 8 match up versus 2008-09 city champions MacNab.

“I think we are going to be fine next week,” said Page after the Royals evened their record at 1- 1.

Quarterback Derek Adam opened the scoring on Oct. 1 win a rushing touchdown and running back David Smith carried the offence with two touchdowns and several big plays. Kicker Jack Fuller rebounded from an early blocked field goal by converting all three touchdowns and splitting the uprights from 25 yards on his second attempt.

Fuller also saw action at running back and as a kick returner. He returned a punt for an apparent touchdown, but the play was nullified by an illegal block penalty.

The Royals opened the season Sept. 24 with a disappointing 35-0 loss at Westdale. Despite the final score, Ancaster’s offence actually out-gained the Warriors in the first half.

The Royals had three possessions inside the Westdale 20, but their best scoring chance was snuffed on a failed third down gamble from the one yard line.

A 120-yard missed field goal return and an 89-yard interception return gave the Warriors a 15-0 halftime lead.

Royals vow to compete with league’s best

News Oct 09, 2009 Ancaster News

Head coach Tim Page and the Ancaster Royals want to send a message to their HWIAC Division 1 football opponents.

“We are playing to win this year. It would be disappointing for us if we didn’t go to the championship game this year,” said Page following the Royals first win on Oct. 1.

Despite yielding several turnovers and penalties, the Royals offence found the end zone three times in a 24-0 win over Barton in Ancaster’s home opener. The win set up a key Oct. 8 match up versus 2008-09 city champions MacNab.

“I think we are going to be fine next week,” said Page after the Royals evened their record at 1- 1.

Quarterback Derek Adam opened the scoring on Oct. 1 win a rushing touchdown and running back David Smith carried the offence with two touchdowns and several big plays. Kicker Jack Fuller rebounded from an early blocked field goal by converting all three touchdowns and splitting the uprights from 25 yards on his second attempt.

Fuller also saw action at running back and as a kick returner. He returned a punt for an apparent touchdown, but the play was nullified by an illegal block penalty.

The Royals opened the season Sept. 24 with a disappointing 35-0 loss at Westdale. Despite the final score, Ancaster’s offence actually out-gained the Warriors in the first half.

The Royals had three possessions inside the Westdale 20, but their best scoring chance was snuffed on a failed third down gamble from the one yard line.

A 120-yard missed field goal return and an 89-yard interception return gave the Warriors a 15-0 halftime lead.