Bengals lone east end team to qualify for A-Cup championship
By Fred Sherwin
Mews Orleans Bengals benefitted from an outstanding defensive effort and
a hard-nosed running game to down the Myers Riders 8-1 on Sunday to advance
to the NCAFA A-Cup championship next weekend. Fred Sherwin/Photo
The Mews Orleans
Bengals bantam football team will get to play one more game this season
when they face the Kanata Knights in the NCAFA A-Cup championship this Sunday
The Bengals became
the only east end team to qualify for the A-Cup finals when they beat the
Myers Riders 8-1 on the weekend while the Cumberland Panther tyke and peewee
teams were both eliminated from contention.
The Bengals relied
on an outstanding defence, while the offence managed to put together a scoring
drive late in the first half that resulted in the only touchdown of the
game on a 35-yard pass from D'Arcy Lavoie to Taren Johnson.
In downing the
Riders and earning a spot in Sunday's A-Cup championship, the Bengals avenged
a 41-7 loss to Myers in Week 2 of the season, proving that the playoffs
really are a whole new ball game.
The Orleans players
won 't have much time to celebrate, however. Their opponents in the championship
will be the Kanata Knights who have dominated the competition this season
in racking up a perfect 10-0 record, including a 19-1 win over the Nepean
Redskins in the weekend's other A-Cup semi-final.
have also breathed new life into two other Bengals teams. After failing
to win a game during the regular season, the mosquito Bengals have managed
to qualify for the C-Cup championship thanks to a 22-14 overtime win over
the West Carleton Wolverines on Friday.
The Bengals jumped
out to a 14-0 first half lead on touchdowns by Kundera Provost-Yombo and
Caelen Lepine, only to see the Wolverines answer back with 14 points in
the second half. After neither team was able to score on their first possesions
in overtime, Provost-Yombo scored on the Bengals second series. The team's
defense then came up huge to stop the Wolverines on their second possession
to win the game.
The Bengals peewee
squad will also be playing for a C-Cup this week after they took care of
business against the Nepean Redskins on Sunday, winning 39-13.
Both C-Cup championship
games will be played on Wednesday night at the Nepean Sportsplex. The mosquito
team will be taking on the North Gloucester Giants at 6:20 p.m. and the
peewee squad will face the Bel-Air Lions at 8:30 p.m.
Mews Orleans Dukes qualified for the NCAFA midget championship by downing
the Nepean Redskins 35-10 on Friday night. The Bengals will be hoping for
a repeat performance against the Canterbury Mustangs in Friday night's title
game after they handed the Mustangs their only loss of the regular season
less than two weeks ago.
p.m., Oct. 28)
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