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Whelan on his game as Pirates upend Gophers


Greg Sharpe of the Pasadena Pirates attempts the diving catch during their game against the Golden Gophers in touch football league play at the Wellington Street Sports Complex Sunday. The play was incomplete.

CORNER BROOK  Greg Whelan’s arm keeps getting the job done on the gridiron for the Pasadena Pirates.

Whelan, quarterback for the Pirates, threw five touchdown passes to lead his squad to a 32-12 victory over the Golden Gophers Sunday afternoon.

Greg Sharpe and Ben Morgan pulled in two TD passes from Whelan in the Coors Light Touch Football League game at Wellington Street Sports Complex.

Colton Kennedy hauled in the other TD pass for the winning side, while recording two interceptions on Gophers’ QB Frank Humber.

Humber threw two TD passes and two interceptions from the pocket in a losing cause.

Daniel Humber and Rob Myrden were on the receiving end of Humber’s tosses in the end zone, while Adam Joyce hauled in an interception on defence.

The following is a snapshot of other league games played Sunday at Wellington:


Western College Jets 8, Falcons 8

Falcons QB Todd Wells threw a TD pass to Tyler Wells and kicked two rouges to put eight points on the scoreboard.

Jets QB John Finn matched that effort by hitting Steve Perry in the end zone for six and then finding Chris Dohaney for the two-point convert.

Glen Aucoin had two sacks for the Stephenville entry, while David Alexander picked up an interception.

Jeremy Osmond of the Falcons came up with an interception off a deflected toss from Jets QB Finn.


Winmar Raiders 8, Marine Lounge 7

Raiders’ Chris Bulger took advantage of a bobbled snap to record a rarely seen sack and safety early in the match putting them up 2-0.

Before the first half was done, Raiders QB Bill Avery hit Steve Cave with a pass in the end zone to put the Raiders up 8-0.

Marine QB Paul Prosper kicked a rouge and hit Rob Wheeler for a nice catch and run for their touchdown.

Each team exchanged a few punts and came up with interceptions in a close second half. Rob Wheeler and Doug Miller came up with the big defensive plays for Marine, while Steve Best and Ryan Barry did the same for the Raiders.

League action resumes Sunday with three games on the schedule as the Falcons and Gophers get the action going at 10 a.m., while the Pirates battle the Raiders at 12 noon and the Jets take on Marine at 2 p.m. at Wellington.

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