NELSON WINS 4TH JUNIOR METROBOWL

2022 JUNIOR METROBOWL CHAMPIONSHIP

NELSON LORDS - 9

HURON HEIGHTS WARRIORS - 8

The 2022 Junior Metro Bowl was one of the most exciting games in recent tournament memory coming right down to the final minute. Nelson was able to come back late and hang on for a 9-8 win to claim their 4th Title in school history.

It was a battle of the defences through the first quarter as Nelson jumped ahead 2-0 on a Defensive Safety after a Warriors miscue in their own endzone. Neither team was able to get much offence going until a Warriors drive late in the first half was cashed in for a touchdown to give Huron Heights a 7-2 halftime lead. The third quarter once again saw both defences flex their muscle as neither team was able to get any sustained drives going. Early in the 4th Quarter after consecutive 2 and outs Nelson finally got some momentum from some tough runs by Zachary McGugan. Michael Kerr would finally break loose for a long touchdown run to put Nelson up 9-7 inside of the final 5 minutes. The Warriors would not go away, driving the ball into the redzone and scoring the apparent go ahead touchdown with just over 2 minutes remaining. The score was called back on a penalty and Huron Heights settled for a field goal attempt which fell short and Nelson gave up a single. Ian Flett would intercept a Warriors pass with 30 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

The Junior Lords will graduate a number of key players to Senior next season after a fantastic 2022 campaign.

Zachary McGugan was named the GAME TIME SOCIAL player of the game!

 

 

NELSON ALL OVER ST. MICHAEL'S IN JR METROBOWL SEMIFINAL

2022 JUNIOR METROBOWL SEMI-FINAL

NELSON - 68

ST. MICHAEL'S - 7

The JR Lords scored on their first play from scrimmage and never looked back in a rout of the Kerry Blues in Toronto on Tuesday. Nelson was firing on all cylinders in the rout, led by Running Back Zachary McGugan who scored 4 touchdowns. Michael Kerr would account for 3 touchdowns of his own. Simon Garratt, Matt McGugan and Jacob Slominski would all add single majors. Quarterback Coen Hall was strong all game with a number of big completions.

Nelson now advances to the Championship to take on Huron Heights who defeated AN Myer 41-14 in the other Semi-Final. The two teams met back on September 9th with the Warriors squeaking out an 13-12 win in Newmarket setting up a fantastic match-up for Friday.

Receiver Simon Garratt was named the GAME TIME SOCIAL PLAYER OF THE GAME.

 

NEWMAN CARDINALS TOO MUCH FOR LORDS

2022 GHAC SEMI-FINAL

NEWMAN - 37

NELSON - 0

There is a reason why the Newman Cardinals were consistently ranked in the top 10 all season long and they proved it Wednesday night under the lights at Nelson Stadium. The Lords made too many early mistakes and spotted Newman some easy scores before halftime. Newman cruised in the second half with a turnover snuffing out the only Nelson drive to get inside the red zone. This ends the season for Nelson and the careers for a number of Graduating Seniors.

 

JR LORDS HANDLE LORNE PARK TO ADVANCE

2022 JUNIOR METROBOWL QUARTERFINAL

NELSON LORDS - 41

LORNE PARK SPARTANS - 13

The Junior Lords earned a convincing 41-13 win over the Lorne Park Spartans on Wednesday. Zachary McGugan led Nelson with two touchdowns. Mikey Kerr, Jordan Anastasiou, Simon Garratt and Jacob Slominski also had majors for the Lords. Ryan Donnelly converted 5 converts.

Quarterback Coen Hall was named the GAMETIME SOCIAL PLAYER OF THE GAME!!

 

 

SR LORDS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP IN OT THRILLER

HSSAA SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

NELSON - 28

IROQUOIS RIDGE - 27

(OVERTIME)

In a game for the ages, the SR Lords capped off a crazy last 5 minutes stopping a 2-Pt Conversion attempt in Overtime to secure their 25th Halton Title in Program History. DL Abdul Abdelaziz made the game winning stop after a blocked convert was called back due to a penalty.

Nelson battled back in the final minute to tie the game and send it to Overtime after a fantastic drive led by Quarterback Zach Islip. Many big plays helped get Nelson back into the game but perhaps none bigger than James Kerr turning the tide in the 3rd Quarter with a 100yard touchdown run. Jack Dyer would add two majors on short touchdown runs to cap off the other scoring drives.

Fantastic weather and an oustanding crowd made for a very memorable Halton Final.

The GAMETIME SOCIAL PLAYER OF THE GAME was Abdul Abdelaziz who had a monster game on the defensive line.

Up Next the Lords await the results of the HWCAA Championship (Hamilton Catholic) on Friday and will host the runner-up next Wednesday at Nelson Stadium. Kickoff time has not yet been set.

GAME PHOTOS WILL BE ADDED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE

*NEW PHOTOS*

 

 

JR LORDS WIN 7TH CONSECUTIVE HALTON TITLE

HSSAA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

NELSON - 41

HAYDEN - 14

The Junior Lords took home their 7th consecutive HSSAA Championship with a convincing 41-14 win over the Hayden Huskies. Nelson started strong on the shoulders of Running Back Mikey Kerr who scored three touchdowns on the day. Quarterback Coen Hall would add a rushing TD of his own while Simon Garratt and Zach McGugan would also score majors of their own. Kicker Andrew Donnelly converted 5 converts to round out the scoring.

The GAMETIME SOCIAL PLAYER OF THE GAME was August Hulbert who had a monster game on both sides of the ball.

Up Next the Lords await the results of the ROPSSAA (Peel) Championship on Friday and will host the runner-up next Wednesday at Nelson Stadium. Kickoff time has not yet been set.

 

 

NELSON DEFEATS GARTH WEBB TO PUNCH TICKET TO HSSAA FINAL

HSSAA SR WEEK 6

NELSON LORDS - 41

GARTH WEBB - 7

Nelson started fast and never looked back building a 41-0 halftime lead and emptying the bench in a 41-7 win over Garth Webb to close out the regular season. Jack Dyer had three touchdown runs with Domenic Rosiello adding another major on the ground. James Kerr and Wilson Heslop would add touchdown catches from Quarterback Zach Islip. Heslop added a 2 pt conversion and Domenic Rosiello converted on 3 touchdowns.

The win clinches first place for the Lords and a bye to the Halton Championshop on November 10th at McMaster University. Nelson will play the winner of the HSSAA SEMIFINAL between Iroquois Ridge and Garth Webb.

Offensive Lineman Mitch McChesney was named LINEMAN OF THE WEEK while DB Reese Sheppard took home the GAMETIME SOCIAL PLAYER OF THE GAME award.

 

 

JR LORDS HEADED TO FINAL AFTER UNDEFEATED REGULAR SEASON

HSSAA JR WEEK 5

NELSON LORDS - 40

ALDERSHOT - 13

The JR Lords capped off an undefeated Regular Season with a 40-13 win over Aldershot. The Lions have returned to the field in 2022 after many years without a program. Michael Kerr scored 2 touchdowns with Konrad Sands, Simon Garrett and David Kobelak adding singles. The defence contributed a safety and kicker Andrew Donnelly converted 5 touchdowns and added a field goal.

Up next Nelson heads to the Halton Championship on November 10th against the winner of next week's semifinal between Milton and Hayden.

David Kobelak took home the GAMETIME SOCIAL PLAYER OF THE GAME award.

 

 

JUNIOR LORDS HOST LIONS THURSDAY

HSSAA JR WEEK 5

ALDERSHOT LIONS @ NELSON LORDS

THURSDAY OCTOBER 27TH -- 2:00PM -- NELSON STADIUM

Nelson will host Aldershot in the JR Regular Season finale at Nelson Stadium. The two schools have not met on the gridiron since the early 1990's! A win would lock up first place for Nelson heading into the playoffs and advance Nelson into the HSSAA JR Championship on Nov 10th at McMaster.

Kickoff is set for 2:00pm at Nelson Stadium

 

 

LAST SECOND FIELD GOAL LIFTS NELSON TO VICTORY

HSSAA SR WEEK 5 -- PINK DAY

NELSON LORDS - 11

IROQUOIS RIDGE - 10

Domenic Rosiello kicked the game winning field goal with 5 seconds left on the game clock to lift Nelson to an 11-10 win over the Wolfpack. Nelson dealt with a multitude of injuries during the game but kept battling to move into position for the win on a 75 yard run by James Kerr. The Lords defence was strong all afternoon and kept Nelson in the game late. A Jack Dyer touchdown run in the first quarter as well as a Rosiello convert and punt single would round out the scoring.

Up next Nelson hosts Garth Webb on Thursday in the Regular Season finale. A win would lock up 1st place and a bye to the HSSAA Championship at McMaster on November 10th.

Offensive Lineman Xavier Spano was named LINEMAN OF THE WEEK while Rosiello took home his second GAMETIME SOCIAL PLAYER OF THE GAME.

 

 

JR LORDS DOUBLE UP MUSTANGS

HSSAA JR WEEK 4 -- PINK GAME

NELSON LORDS - 42

MILTON MUSTANGS - 22

The Junior Lords remained unbeaten with a 42-22 win over Milton to close out PINK DAY. It was once again the Michael Kerr show as he ran wild all game for Nelson. Kerr racked up 4 touchdowns with David Kobelak and Coen Hall adding their own touchdowns. Kicker Andrew Donnelly converted all 6 majors for the win. Konrad Sands was named the GAMETIME SOCIAL Player of the Game with 2 sacks, 3 deflected passes and 8 tackles.

Up next the Junior Lords will host the Aldershot Lions on Thursday in the Regular Season finale. This is the first meeting between the schools in football since the Early 90's!

 

 

 

LORDS SHUT-OUT RED DEVILS IN RE-MATCH

HSSAA SR WEEK 1 (RE-SCHEDULED GAME)

NELSON LORDS - 42

OAKVILLE TRAFALGAR - 0

Nelson kept things rolling Tuesday with a shut-out performance at Oakville Trafalgar in the second half of a home and home. Nelson got two touchdowns from Wilson Heslop and one from James Kerr through the air on passes from Zach Islip. Jack Dyer also added two majors along the ground with some tough running. Defensive End Andrew Lochhead had two QB Sacks and returned an interception to close out the scoring. Kicker Domenic Rosiello converted all 6 touchdowns for the Lords.

Up Next the Lords look for some revenge when they host the Wolfpack from Iroquois Ridge on PINK DAY this Friday at Nelson Stadium!

Defensive End Andrew Lochhead was named Lineman of the Week and Running Back/Linebacker Jack Dyer was named the GAME TIME SOCIAL PLAYER OF THE GAME.

 

 

SR LORDS CRUISE IN 49-6 WIN OVER DEFENDING CHAMPS

HSSAA SR WEEK 4

NELSON LORDS - 49

OAKVILLE TRAFALGAR - 6

Nelson started fast on defence pinning the Red Devils in their own end early. The offence got going with a great game from Running Back Jack Dyer who would punch in two short Touchdown runs. Domenic Rosiello and James Kerr would each add a major along the ground. Quarterback Zach Islip found Kerr, Nathan Burns and Josh Bennett through the air as well. Domenic Rosiello and Marcus Reypa combined to convert 6 of the major scores with Rosiello adding a rouge on a kickoff as well. Rosiello was a force on the defensive side of the ball earning Player of the Game honors with a great game.

Up next the Lords travel to O.T. for the rare HSSAA Back-to-Back!

Kickoff is set for Tuesday at 3:00pm at OTHS.

(David Walker Album - Coming Shortly!)

 

JR LORDS HOLD OFF HUSKIES IN SHOOT-OUT
 
 

HSSAA JR WEEK 3

NELSON LORDS - 43

HAYDEN HUSKIES - 29

What a game on Thursday for offensive fans! There was very little defence played between the Jr Lords and Huskies with both offences lighting things up. Nelson once again rode on the shoulders of Michael Kerr who scored 5 touchdowns and a fantastic game from Coen Hall under center. Hall was named the GameTime Social player of the game. Nelson will be looking to clean up some defensive miscues as they head into Friday's Pink game vs. Milton.

Kickoff is set for Friday 3:45pm at Nelson Stadium.

 

LORDS GET BACK ON TRACK VERSUS CHARGERS

HSSAA WEEK 3

NELSON LORDS - 49

GARTH WEBB - 0

Nelson got into the win column after a tough outing last week. The Lords started fast and jumped to a 28-0 halftime lead on 3 James Kerr touchdowns from Zach Islip. LB Domenic Rosiello would also add a 55 Yard Interception return to close out the half. The second half saw more of the same as the Lords defence smothered the Chargers. Ryan Fancy returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a score and Cale Symons would add a long interception return as well for a touchdown. Running Back Micah Oginni would close out the scoring late with a short touchdown run.

Quarterback Zachary Islip was named the GAMETIME SOCIAL PLAYER OF THE GAME with 3 touchdown passes in the first half!

Up Next the Lords finally hit their home turf and host the defending Champion Oakville Trafalgar Red Devils. After their Week 1 match-up was postponed this will be the first of two meetings in 6 days for the two schools.

Kickoff is set for 3:45pm on Thursday!

 

 

JR LONGHORNS AND JR LORDS END IN 7-7 TIE

JR NON-CONFERENCE GAME 3

NELSON LORDS - 7

CORPUS CHRISTI LONGHORNS - 7

Nelson and Corpus Christi met for the first time in almost a decade for a Non-Conference Exhibition game Tuesday. The game ended in a 7-7 tie and was a great display of High School Football in Halton. The Lords found the endzone with a Michael Kerr run that was converted by Andrew Donnelly. Nelson got great afternoons from August Hulbert and Logan McLeod on the Offensive Line.

Zach McGugan also had a great game for Nelson on both sides of the ball and was named the GameTime Social Player of the Game.

Longhorns Coach Hugh Tharby was one of the best to ever wear the Red and Gold for the Lords. During the late 80's and early 90's the entire Tharby family played a huge role in building the football program into a perennial power. Coach Tharby went on to have a great career for the Guelph Gryphons after leaving Nelson.

Up next the Lords return to HSSAA play vs. the Hayden Huskies Thursday October 13th at Nelson Stadium.

 

LORDS CANT OVERCOME MISTAKES IN LAST MINUTE LOSS TO WOLFPACK

HSSAA WEEK 2

IROQUOIS RIDGE - 26

NELSON LORDS - 23

Nelson suffered their first loss to the Wolfpack in program history Friday falling 26-23. The Lords could not overcome many mistakes against a tough Iroquois Ridge team that was full marks for the victory. Nelson's scoring came on Touchdown runs from James Kerr and Ryan Fancy as well as a catch and run from Trevon Sealy. Quarterback Zach Islip had a strong game for Nelson. The defence also contributed a safety.

Nelson finds themselves in unfamiliar territory as the Lords look for their first win. Fortunately, they won't have to wait long to get back at it - travelling to Garth Webb on Wednesday for a Noon kick-off.

 

JR LORDS ROLL AT IROQUOIS RIDGE IN WIN

HSSAA JR WEEK 2

NELSON - 49

IROQUOIS RIDGE - 12

The Junior Lords got into the win column with a solid performance at Iroquois Ridge. Michael Kerr led the way for Nelson with 5 touchdowns. Kerr would return a kickoff and punt return for touchdowns while adding three rushing touchdowns. Receiver Simon Garratt would also add a pair of receiving touchdowns from Coen Hall as well. Ryan Donnelly converted all 7 touchdowns.

Michael Kerr was named the GAMETIME SOCIAL PLAYER OF THE GAME.

Up Next the JR Lords host longtime rival Corpus Christi in the JR Non-Conference Game.

 

 

SENIOR WEEK 1 GAME HAS BEEN POSTPONED

HSSAA WEEK 1

NELSON LORDS & OAKVILLE TRAFALGAR RED DEVILS

***GAME RE-SCHEDULED***

The Lords WEEK 1 Match-Up at Oakville Trafalgar was postponed due to safety concerns around events occuring at the school.

The game has been re-scheduled for:

TUESDAY OCTOBER 18TH 3:00PM @ OAKVILLE TRAFALGAR

 

 

JR LORDS HEAD TO UNIONVILLE TO BATTLE THE COLTS

JUNIOR NON-CONFERENCE GAME 2

BILL CROTHERS COLTS - 55

NELSON LORDS - 14

The Junior Lords took one on the chin Thursday in Unionville. The Bill Crothers Colts took control of a 14-14 game early in the second quarter to reel off 41 unanswered points and run away with the game. The JR Lords head back to practice looking to rebound on Friday in their HSSAA Jr Opener at Iroquois Ridge.

 

JR LORDS LOOK GOOD IN HAMILTON

JUNIOR JAMBOREE

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH -- 3:30PM -- ST THOMAS MORE CSS

The Junior Lords had a strong showing at Friday's Preseason TuneUp at St Thomas More.

Check out the photo album below.

 

VETERAN IRISH TEAM TOO MUCH FOR LORDS

NON-CONFERENCE WEEK 1

WELLAND NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH -- 35

NELSON LORDS - 13

An inexperienced Nelson team found out exactly why the Fighting Irish from Welland are ranked in the top 5 Provincially. Led by Quarterback Marshall McCray, Notre Dame racked up a ton of offence and jumped to a 28-0 halftime lead. Nelson was able to regroup in the second half to out play the Irish and put two majors on the board. Quarterback Zach Islip hit James Kerr for a long catch and run in the third quarter. He would hit receiver Trevon Sealy for a late score in the 4th as well. Kicker Marcus Reypa would add one convert on the night. An exciting game drew a great crowd under the lights at Alumni Stadium.

A huge THANK YOU to Head Coach Ryan Sheahan and the Guelph Gryphons Football Program for hosting us!

The Lords GAMETIME SOCIAL Player of the Game was James Kerr.

GAME PHOTOS

 

WARRIORS SQUEAK OUT 13-12 WIN OVER JR LORDS IN OPENER

JUNIOR NON-CONFERENCE WEEK 1

HURON HEIGHTS WARRIORS -- 13

NELSON LORDS - 12

The Junior Lords travelled to Newmarket Friday to open the 2022 season at Huron Heights. Nelson has owned previous matchups between the two schools but this year things were different. A very tight and entertaining game saw both teams go down to the wire. The difference turned out to be a Warriors convert as Nelson failed to convert on two scored touchdowns. Both Lords scores came from Running Back Grady McKinnell.

A huge THANK YOU to Huron Heights for hosting us!

The Lords GAMETIME SOCIAL Player of the Game was Grady McKinnell.

GAME PHOTOS

 

NELSON STADIUM TURF IS NOW COMPLETE!!!!

ARTIST RENDERING OF NEW PLAYING SURFACE

NELSON STADIUM CONSTRUCTION UPDATES --- DELAYED START

After delays throughout most of the summer, the new playing surface at Nelson is nearing completion. Check out construction progress below!

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August 15th Update - Turf Removal has begun!

September 7th Update - New Turf is being laid (Estimated Completion Sept 20th)

September 15th - Update

 

 

2022 GOLF TOURNAMENT IS A HUGE SUCCESS!

2022 NELSON FOOTBALL & ALUMNI GOLF TOURNAMENT

Another great day for the Nelson Program took place as the Lords hosted their 3rd Annual Nelson Football and Alumni Golf Tournament at Mount Nemo Golf Course. A fantastic day saw the Champions (Doug Corby SR, Doug Corby JR, Zack Stacey and Bob Stacey) take home the win at -16. Great times were had by all in attendance and monies raised will go dorectly to support the Student-Athletes at Nelson HS.

Please check our complete photo album from Mike and Michelle McGugan below.

 

2022 SPRING MINI-CAMP WRAPS UP

2022 SPRING MINI-CAMP

Spring Mini-Camp wrapped up after a great 5 days on the field. The SR and JR Lords saw over 120 interested players hit the field looking to earn a spot for the Fall. Players are now off for the summer break before Training Camp kicks off on Sunday August 28th with a PrimeTime Practice!

 

TOUCH FOOTBALL SHOOTOUT

The Lords Touch Football Shootout was a huge success this past week at McMaster University.

The Boys tournament saw some great competition on Tuesday with Corpus Christi defeated Holy Trinity in the Championship game. Nelson took home the Consolation Championship with a win over AN Myer. On Wednesday, in wintery conditions the Ladies put on a show with Bishop Reding winning the championship over MM Robinson. Nelson once again took home the consolation. A huge thank you to McMaster Football for supporting our event!

 

ISLIP MAKES IT OFFICIAL WITH THE GUELPH GRYPHONS

2021 RECRUITING UPDATE

Nelson LB/DB Carter Islip made it official and will head to the University of Guelph for the 2022 Season. Islip will join Nelson teammates Jack Cobb and Sam Lack with the Gryphons. Islip anchored a Junior Metrobowl defence as well as contributing as a Running Back on the 2019 Championship team.

Best of luck at the next level Carter!

 

2022 SEASON STARTS NOW!

2022 FOOTBALL SEASON

Preparations are underway for the 2022 Season.

 

 

GUELPH GRYPHONS ADD TWO LORDS FOR 2022

2021 RECRUITING UPDATE

Nelson DB Sam Lack and LB Jack Cobb have both committed to the Guelph Grphyons for the 2022 Season. Both Lack and Cobb returned for their 5th and final year in 2021 with the Lords and anchored a tough Nelson defence. Jack Cobb developed into one of the top LB recruits in Ontario and will compete for playing time right away. Sam Lack became a shut down corner and hopes to follow in the footsteps of older brother Ben who started at Safety for Guelph before ending his career this fall.

Best of luck to both players as they move to the next level!

 

DALHOUSIE ADDS FIRST NELSON RECRUIT

2021 RECRUITING UPDATE

The Dalhousie Tigers from the Atlantic Football League (AFL) have added their first ever recruit from Nelson. Reciever Mitchell Page has committed to the Tigers for 2022. Also a strong Lacrosse player, Page has developed into an athletic reciever/returner who should have success in the AFL next season.

Best of Luck in Halifax, Mitchell!

 

PAIR OF LORDS HEADING TO KINGSTON

 

Nelson DB Andy Quinn and Receiver Ben Walker both make it Official with the Queens Gaels for 2022. Quinn leaves after a 5th and final season in Red and Gold and has developed into a sought after DB in Ontario. Ben Walker has been a dominant receiver at both the Jr and Sr level in Halton and his leadership will be missed.

Best of luck to both players at the next level!

 

MOURNING TWO LEGENDARY LORDS COACHES

We are saddened to learn of the passing of longtime Nelson Football coach Alan ‘Butch’ Rogers. Rogers coached Nelson during his early years in Teaching from 1963-1973 following a career with the McMaster Marauders and in the CFL with the Toronto Argos (1959) & Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1960-1962). Butch was extremely proud of his work in Education and with the Self Esteem Network and helping those in distress. Our condolences go out to Audrey and the entire Rogers family.

CLICK HERE TO READ ALAN'S OBITUARY

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of legendary Lords Head Coach and Nelson Teacher Tom Johnson. From ‘66-76 Tom left a lasting impact on so many and is remembered as a family man who was extremely proud of all his children and their accomplishments. As the Head Football Coach at Nelson, Tom coached and mentored hundreds of student athletes winning league titles in 1975 & 1977. Prior to his Nelson career, Tom played football for the Burlington Braves before going stateside in 1962 where he went on to play at Kent State University in Ohio on scholarship. He lettered each year and earned the nickname "The Canadian Crusher". 

CLICK HERE TO READ TOM'S OBITUARY

 

 

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