HFA going to the championship

Updated Tuesday November 18, 2014 by Hamilton Football Association.

The Hamilton Football Association’s Jr. Ticats have four teams in the championship hunt this week as St. Catharines plays host to Championship Weekend for Ontario Football League teams and Toronto St. Michael’s hosts the Ontario Varsity Football League finals on Sunday. 

HFA teams at the AA and A levels compete in the OFL in fall play while its AAA teams play in the Ontario Varsity Football League in the fall.

Here are the HFA's championship contenders:

• The Hamilton Jr. Ticat Peewee AAA team (ages 11 and 12) will face off against the Burlington Stampeders in the OVFL finals at St. Mike’s in Toronto at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Jr. Ticats knocked off London Jr. Mustangs in the Western Division finals 19-17 to earn the spot in the championship game.

• In the OFL Bantam A division (players aged 13 and 14), the Hamilton Jr. Ticats will play Burlington Red at 5 p.m. Saturday. All OFL championship games will be played at the St. Catharines Kiwanis Field. 

• At the OFL Peewee AA level, the Jr. Ticats will be facing the Bears in a game set for 2 p.m. Sunday, after knocking off the Bisons 19-6 last Saturday. 

• In the OFL Peewee A division, the Hamilton Jr. Ticats Gold squad managed a come-from-behind 32-24 win over Cambridge last Saturday to earn a championship berth against Burlington Red Saturday at 2 p.m. 

This season was the first for the HFA following the merger of the Hamilton Minor Football Association and the Hamilton-Wentworth Minor Football Association last winter.