#10 LB Mason Beekhuis (Sandwich) – Larry Wruck Outstanding Defensive Player Mason Beekhuis has been named an All Canadian Linebacker, and Larry Wruck Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year. Mason was voted top Defesive player in Caanda over other finalists, VI’s Dylan Chapedelaine and Langley’s Evan Foster. Mason is the first fratmen to win this prestigious award since Joe Barnes in 2001.
#3 CB Austin Crumb (Villanova) – Austin has ben named All Canadian as a Return Specialist. Austin led the CJFL in total return yards (798) and return touchdowns (3,1 Kickoff, 2 Punts) and averaged 26.7 yards per return.
Tarrence Crawford (CCH) was a workhorse Saturday in Hamilton and has been awarded the OFC Offensive
Player Of The Week. He rushed the ball 27 times for 166 yards on a stingy Hamilton defensive front. Despite
joining the Fratmen in Week 5 Tarrence still finished 5th in the OFC in rushing during the regular season and
has amassed 289 yards and 2 TD’s in the playoffs.
Ausin Crumb (Villanova) has terrorized punt coverage units all year on his way to being named OFC Return
Specialist, but Saturday in Hamilton Austin used his hands and speed to terrorize the opposing QB’s. Austin
picked off 3 passes, including 1 on the opening drive, and 1 on his own three yard line in the 4th Quarter. His
interceptions were timely and helped keep points off the board. Because of this the young man in his first year
as a Fratmen has been named OFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Johnny Muresan named 2013 Bill Prest Community Service Award Winner
Award winner, the first to accomplish that feat. Muresan becomes the 5th Fratmen to win the award.
Johnny Muresan is heavily involved in the Windsor/Essex community. His list of volunteer activities is
countless, they include “Breakout” which helps inner city youth ages 5-18, as well as “Breakout Bags”
campaign that distributes toys,hats,gloves,and winter coats to Windsor children in need. He is heavily involved
in “Operation Christmas Child” with his church. The movement sends shoe boxes filled with
toothbrushes,toiletries,toys,books,crayons, and pencils to children living in third world countries. Last year
alone Johnny’s church sent over 2000 boxes overseas. Johnny is involved in MANY more activities on top of
his commitments to the Fratmen and school. He is able to make an impact on the world both near and far, he has
shown the ability to reach out to those in need and make their life better in the process. The Fratmen football
family is very proud of our players on field accomplishments, but we are even more proud of our players OFF
Kickoff times and Ticket Prices
October 22nd, 2013
The scheduled kick-off for the Josten’s Cup has been moved from from 1pm to
2:05pm. Tickets are now on sale and can be found at: Nantais Source for Sports,
Trophy Boys, Penalty Box, Stars of the Game, or you can contact us through our
website HERE. Individual tickets are available for $15, group
rates are available as well.
AKO Fratmen take the OFC Championship with a win against Hamilton Hurricanes 16-9 at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School Saturday! will now host a national semifinal against the Vancouver Island Raiders. More to come...
#1 DL Anthony McDonald (Holy Names)Anthony McDonald has been a leader on
Defense for the Windsor AKO Fratmen all three seasons he has suited up, and after a strong 2013 season earned
his first All Star Appearance. McDonald finished his final season with the Fratmen with 10 tackles, 6 assists,
2.5 quarterback sacks and 35.5 defensive points. McDonald led a strong defensive front that allowed only 592
rushing yards in 8 games. Head Coach Mike LaChance says “He is a great leader who has worked hard to
become one of the top defensive ends in the conference. He has the ability to stuff the run and rush the passer
and prides himself in his versatility.”
#3 CB Austin Crumb (Villanova)Austin Crumb in his first season in the OFC
earned an all star selection despite missing the first 2 games of the season. Austin electrified crowds all year in
the return game and finished with 578 yards on 26 returns and 2 TD’s, as well as 7 kickoff returns for 220 yards
and a TD. On defense he had 11 tackles 5 assists a blocked kick, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery as well as
3 INT’s one of which he returned for a TD. His 49 defensive points ended the year 5th on the team in points.
Head Coach Mike LaChance says “Austin Crumb is a playmaker. If he has the ball in his hands he is a threat to
score. As a cover guy he is very physical and aggressive. His size and speed make him a matchup nightmare for
teams to deal with.”
#10 LB Mason Beekhuis (Sandwich)Mason Beekhuis had an absolutely monster year
for the black and gold. He finished 3rd in the league in defensive points with 108.5. He broke an AKO record for
Quarterback Sacks with 12.5 and had 24 tackles 7 assists and 1 INT. Mason also added 5 special teams tackles
including a massive collision in Week 1 that set the tone for the season. Head Coach Mike LaChance says
“Mason is the best defender in the OFC and the voting showed as much. He is fast, relentless, and physical at
the point of attack. Mason leads by example and plays the game the way it is supposed to be played.”
#3 Austin Crumb – OFC Return SpecialistAustin is so feared as a punt
returner that the league has begun to kick away from him after just 6 games as a Fratmen. Leading the OFC
with 578 punt return yards Austin came just 51 yards shy of the AKO record for most punt return yards in a
#10 Mason Beekhuis – OFC Defensive Player of the YearMason Beekhuis was the
most destructive force in the OFC this season. Coaches had to game plan around the 4th year linebacker and
prevent him from getting to the QB. His high sack totals became the story of the season, as he broke the AKO
Sack record, accumulating 12.5 QB sacks, however he was the heart and soul of a defense that allowed only 74
rushing yards per game. Mason is the first Fratmen to win Defensive Player of the Year since Joe Barnes won
the honor in 2001.
Game time for Saturday’s OFC Semi-Final game has been changed to a 1:05 kickoff Saturday Oct
12th at Windsor Stadium. The game can be seen live in the Windsor Essex area on TVCOGECO
Cable Channel 11 and in HD on Channel 700. Tickets are available as well.
Head Coach Mike LaChance has agreed to a 3 year contract extension to remain as Head Coach of
the Windsor AKO Fratmen Football team through the 2016 CJFL season. LaChance, who is in his
10th year as Head Coach and 17th on staff, has won two OFC Coach of the Year awards(2005,2011)
and one “Gord Currie” award for top coach in the CJFL(2011). Mike is “happy to have an opportunity
to lead the Fratmen for 3 more seasons”
The Fratmen (6-1) will close out the regular season against the London Beefeaters this Saturday
October 5th at 1pm.
LB #10 Mason Beekhuis (Sandwich S.S) terrorized the Twin Cities offense this week with 4.5
sacks and multiple QB hurries earning OFC Defensive Player of the Week honor’s for Week 6,
and now leads the league in Defensive Points on the season with 80.5 points. This is his first
POW honor this year.
DB #3 Austin Crumb (Villanova H.S.) continued to dominate on punt returns this week with
246 yards, almost doubling his season total. Austin scored his 3rd punt return TD and his 4th
overall TD this season with an 85 yard return early in the second quarter to make it 21-0.
Crumb also had a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in the second half. This is Crumb’s
second POW honor and he becomes the first OFC player this year to receive multiple POW
The AKO Fratmen are pleased to announce a renewed partnership with TVCOGECO Cable
11/700. Home games will once again be broadcast in HD to the Windsor and Leamington areas.
AKO President Walter Spencer is “happy to be back on TVCOGECO and we are excited to add
to the valuable programming on the station” Manager of Programming and Community
Relations for TVCOGECO Robert Scussolin says “TVCOGECO is proud to be a partner with
the Windsor AKO Fratmen. We are pleased to provide our viewers with all the excitement of
Fratmen football in their quest for an OFC championship” The first home game will be
broadcast August 31st when longtime rival St. Leonard Cougars pay a visit to Windsor Stadium.
Fratmen Football On The Move
May 17th, 2013
The Fratmen are pleased to announce that day to day club operations have moved from 4271
Alice St. club house, to a new facility and field adjacent to Windsor Stadium. Fratmen President
Walter Spencer is excited about the change and feels the move will assist the Fratmen "almost
immediately in our efforts to re-establish Windsor as a powerhouse football program in the
CJFL. Streamlining basic operations like practicing and playing at the same venue will create
one home, one battlefield and ultimately make it a more intimidating venue for our opponents to
have to visit." It is no secret that the Fratmen have experienced a slow and steady decline in
recent years and Spencer feels that a great deal of that decline has been a direct result of a
collapsing infrastructure, both on and off the field. "Look, we' re not re-inventing the wheel
here, if you want to see how changing and rebuilding infrastructure can rejuvenate an athletic
program, look no further than the University of Windsor or the Windsor Spitfires....we have
every intention of following that model. We have a extensive base of Alumni in this city and
abroad and we are getting tremendous support from both the Greater Essex County District
School Board and the City of Windsor. We feel we owe it to them and the community to
restore this program to its rightful position.”