wins allow Bengal tyke, mosquito teams to keep pace with
By Fred Sherwin
Bengals tyke running back Tristan Johnson
turns the corner on his way to one of his
six touchdowns against the Cornwall Wildcats.
Orleans Bengals tyke and mosquito squads did what they
had to do Sunday, winning both their games against the
Cornwal Wildcats to keep pace with the Cumberland Panthers,
who won their respective games on Saturday.
tyke team was once again led by quarterback Tristan Johnson
who ran for six touchdowns in a 47-25 win over the Wildcats.
Cornwall struck back with three long touchown passes from
Nick Connors to Jonah Gratton but it wasn't enough against
the Johnson express.
win improved the tykes' record to 4-1, a game back of
the first place North Gloucester Giants, and a game up
on the Cumberland Panthers.
Bengals mosquito team improved their record to a perfect
5-0 with a 30-8 win over the Wildcats.
opened the scoring four minutes into the opening quarter
on a TD run by Charles Asselin. The 2-point convert
kick was good by Khalid Campbell to give the Bengals the
early 8-0 lead.
tied the game in the second quarter, setting up the Bengals'
second touchdown of the game on another run by Asselin
with just under two minutes to go in the half. Campbell
would once again add the 2-point convert to give the Bengals
a 16-8 lead at halftime.
teams traded interceptions in a scoreless third quarter,
but it was only a matter of time before Asselin exploded
for not one, but two long touchdown runs to put the game
out of reach.
couple of missed converts left the score 30-8 in favour
of Orleans, which is how the game ended.
tyke and mosquito teams will face the South Ottawa Mustangs
at Millennium Park on Saturday, and are heavily favoured
to win both games against their winless opponents.
tykes need a win to keep pace with the Panthers who are
breathing down their necks, while the mosquito team is
heading for a showdown against their east end rivals on
the final weekend of the regular season. Both teams should
go into the game undeated with first place on the line.
with notes from Dillon McCormick
1 p.m., Sept. 20)
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