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Central rolls to win over Vanier in season opener

Cyclones build 38-0 lead by half, go on to 45-0 win over Vikings
If action from the opening day of play in the South 3A 12-Man Football League is any indication, the Central Cyclones could well be the team to beat going forward.

Central built a 38-0 lead by halftime and went on to a 45-0 victory over the Vanier Vikings on Saturday afternoon at Gutheridge Field.

The Cyclones got off to a fast start, as Cole Breitkreuz hauled in a 25-yard pass for the game’s first major five minutes into the game. Two minutes later, Javin Boynton broke off the biggest play of the contest, going 72-yards down the sideline to put Central up 14-0.

Tate Schoffer added a 33-yard field goal two minutes into the second quarter and Boynton punched one in from three yards out three minutes later to increase the lead to 21-0.

Quarterback Wil Ansell went to work from there, hitting Mason Payne with a four-yard touchdown pass with 3:37 until half and Breitkreuz with a 31-yarder with 32 seconds remaining.

Sam Barth then closed out scoring early in the third quarter, hauling in Ansell’s fourth touchdown pass.

Ansell finished the game 9-for-18 passing for 212 yards and one interception; Boynton had six carries for 92 yards and Breitkreuz three catches for 80 yards.

Vanier struggled to move the ball against Central’s deep and experienced defence, with Leti Meko leading the way with five carries for 24 yards -- part of their 34 yards total offence. Hudson Tallon had two catches for 10 yards.