Volume 12 Week 5

Sunday, Jan. 20


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NCAFA Football
Weekend wins allow Bengal tyke, mosquito teams to keep pace with the competition
By Fred Sherwin

Orleans Bengals tyke running back Tristan Johnson turns the corner on his way to one of his six touchdowns against the Cornwall Wildcats. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

The Bengals mosquito team improved their record to a perfect 5-0 with a 30-8 win over the Wildcats.

Orleans 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.

Cornwall 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.

The 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.

A couple of missed converts left the score 30-8 in favour of Orleans, which is how the game ended.

The 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.

The 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

(Posted 1 p.m., Sept. 20)


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