Marauders tame Lions to remain unbeaten

Marauders tame Lions to remain unbeaten

The McMaster Marauders spoiled the party at York's Homecoming, defeating the Lions 49-2 to remain undefeated at 4-0 in the OUA. The Lions remain winless at 0-4.

The Maroon got on the scoreboard midway through the first quarter on a sensational 27-yard touchdown by Dan Petermann, who had to reverse his field after being cut off by the York defense and dashing across the field into the endzone.  Tyler Crapigna added a 20-yard field-goal and the Marauders carried a 10-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, McMaster got its running game going and behind Chris Pezzetta and Wayne Moore started to control the ball on the ground.  Moore scored a 4-yard touchdown, and Pezzetta hit paydirt on a 25-yard scamper to build the lead up to 25-0.  A touchdown pass from Marshall Ferguson to Ben O'Connor late in the quarter and three single points on Crapigna kick-offs put McMaster in front 37-0 heading into intermission.

The second half saw both teams going deep into the depth chart and the Lions got on the scoreboard when McMaster conceded a safety from deep in its own zone.   The Marauders got a six-yard scoring run by Wayne Moore  and led 44-2 at the end of the third quarter.

The fourth quarter saw both teams struggle offensively and the Marauders were called for several penalties that killed any flow in the game.  York was forced to concede a safety rather than punt from its endzone and Tyler Crapigna added a 41-yard field to complete the scoring.

With his three field-goals, Crapigna now has 75 for his career and is just two short of tying the OUA career record of 77.

McMaster finished with 502 yard of total offense, while the defense limited York to only 182 yards in total.  Keldyn Ahlstedt and Joe Richardson had interceptions for the Maroon.

The Marauders will now prepare to face Queen's for the annual Homecoming game, next Saturday, September 27, with kick-off at Ron Joyce Stadium set for 1 p.m.

Source: McMaster Marauders