scores 4TDs in peewee Panthers win over Nepean Eagles
By Fred Sherwin
Mukendi sets out on his 105 yard touchdown
run against the Nepen Eagles on Saturday.
Cumberland Panthers peewee team used a solid defence and
an impressive ground game on Saturday to beat the Nepean
Eagles 48-6 and improve their early season record to 2-0.
defence was a real team effort while the ground assault
was provided by all-star running back Fabrice Mukendi
who ran for 230 yards and scored four touchdowns including
a 105-yard effort at the start of the second quarter.
a foreshadowing of what was to come, the Panthers took
just two plays to score on their opening drive. The first
was a 29-yard run by Mukendi, who followed that up with
a one yard effort for the TD.
needed seven plays to get into the end zone on their second
series which was capped by a seven-yard run by quarterback
threatened to score late in the first quarter, but the
Panthers' defence stopped them on the five-yard line to
set up Mukendi's spectacular 105-yard touchdown run on
the first play of the second quarter. A two-point convert
toss from Veilleux to Zane Teichroeb would make the score
Panthers got the ball back at midfield on their next series
and moved it down to the one yard line before the Eagles
defence held firm and forced the Panthers to turn the
ball over on downs.
the Eagles failed to pick up a first down on the ensuing
series they were forced to punt the ball from inside the
10-yard line. A high snap on the punt allowed the Panthers
to regain possession on the one, which led to Mukendi's
third touchdown of the game with 52 seconds left in the
Panthers added to their lead early in the third quarter
on a 43-yard touchdown pass from Veilleux to Maxime Dery.
Eagles eventually got on the board on the very next series
to make the score 38-6. A 44-yard touchdown pass from
Veilleux to Mukendi on the first play of the fourth quarter
and a two-point convert would make the final score 48-6
in favour of the Panthers.
finished the game with 230 yards on 15 carries and four
TDs, including a touchdown reception. Jonathan Aoude had
three carries for 13 yards and Veilleux carried the ball
three times for 31 yards and a touchdown.
also completed 11 of 18 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns,
one each to Dery and Mukendi..
improving their regular season record to 2-0, the Panthers
win also improves the overall record of several core players
on the team to 55-1 dating back to 2011.
peewee game was the second of four between the Panthets
and the Eagles on Saturday. The Panthets tyke team dropped
the opener 25-12, while the mosquito squad won their game
49-12 behind a five touchdown performance by Elijah Zamor.
the day's final game, the Panthers bantam team dropped
a 52-12 decision to their Nepean counterparts.
Panthers will welcome the Cornwall Wildcats to Millennium
Park next weekend. The four game set will kick-off with
the tyke game at 9 a.m.
11:30 a.m., Sept. 5)
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