Mews Bengals given rough homecoming by Myers Riders
By Fred Sherwin
Orleans Bengals running back Isaiah Harris looks for an opening against
the Myers Riders in the first half of the bantam match-up on Saturday. Fred
Riders may want to add a few pointers from Miss Manners to their playbook
after they did their up.m.ost to ruin the Mews Orleans Bengals homecoming
celebrations on Saturday.
a bright blue sky in what can only be described as perfect conditions, the
Bengals were hoping to steal a game or two from the Riders, but the perennial
West Division powerhouse had other plans.
The tone was
set very early on in the day as the Riders mosquito squad was able to totally
dominate the Bengals in posting a 36-0 win.
went from bad to worse in the tyke match-up which saw the Riders score virtually
at will. Unlike their mosquito clubmates, however, the Bengal tykes were
at least able to register a touchdown despite giving up a season high 66
The closest game
of the day was provided by the Bengals peewee squad which was playing their
third top flight opponent in the past four weeks.
their season opener to the Gloucester South Raiders on the final play of
the game, the Bengals got whalloped 50-26 by the first place Cumberland
Panthers coming off a bye week.
defence was much improved against the Riders, limiting them to just 23 points.
Unfortunately their offence was only able to score 14 points as their record
fell to 0-3.
Coming off a
hard-fought 9-9 tie against the Cumberland Panthers last weekend, the Bengals
bantam team knew they were going to be in tough against a Riders squad that
had won their first two games of the season with relative ease. As it turned
out, the Bengals' concern was warranted as the Riders easily won 41-7.
The Bengals tyke
team will be looking to get in the win column this weekend when they take
on the Bell Warriors who will also be looking for their first win.
things wont get much easier for the Bengals other three teams
which are going up against a trio of Bell Warrior teams with a combined
record of 9-3.
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