tyke, mosquito teams remain hot, post pair of shutouts
By Fred Sherwin
Orleans Bengals mosquito team has clinched homefield advantage
in the first round of the NCAFA playoffs with a 33-0 win
over the South Ottawa Mustangs at Millennium Park on Saturday.
Bengals scored all four of their touchdowns in the first
half, including a blocked punt and recovery by Luciano
Diaz on special teams, while the defence posted their
fourth goose egg in six games so far this season.
Orleans Bengals' Dylan Nesrallah-Durocher
prepares to take on a pair of South Ottawa
Mustang defenders in Saturday's tyke game.
Campbell got the Bengals on the board with a touchdown
run in the first quarter, capped by a one-point conversion
toss to Ashton Lovett.
Bengals scored again on their very next series, this time
on a 40-yard run by Daylen Moses. Campbell's two-point
convert kick would give the Bengals a 15-0 lead heading
into the second quarter.
Diaz's blocked punt and touchdown, Tristan Dunn added
to the Bengals' lead with a touchdown run of his own to
make the score 27-0 in favour of the home team. The Bengals'
final touchdown came with just 36.4 seconds left in the
half on a 45-yard throw from Justin Seguin to Moses.
win improved the mosquito team's record to a perfect 6-0,
keeping them on pace with the Cumberland Panthers who
beat the Gloucester South Raiders 49-26 on Sunday to improve
their record to 5-0..
two teams are three games clear of the fourth place North
Gloucester Giants with only two games left in the regular
season and they both hold the tiebreaker over the Raiders
who are now 3-2.
Bengals' tyke team was equally as dominant as their older
clubmates on Saturday, overpowering their Mustang opponents
40-0 to improve their record to 5-1.
different players scored touchdowns for the team of seven
to 10 year olds. Tristan Johnson had a pair of first quarter
touchdowns to give the Bengals the early lead, and majors
by Garcy Riviere, Hunzah Rana and Dylan Nesrallah-Durocher
in the second quarter would put the game out of reach.
Bengals would add a safety in the third quarter and then
cap the scoring with a touchdown in the fourth by Kale
win still leaves the Bengals one game back of the North
Gloucester Giants and a game up on both the Panthers and
the Cornwall Wildcats.
their two remaining games against teams with losing records,
the East Ottawa Generals (1-3) and the West Carleton Wolverines
(1-3), the Bengals have a good chance of finishing 7-1
which would earn them homefield advantage in the first
round of the playoffs.
other games involving Bengals teams on Saturday, the peewee
teams lost 60-0 to the juggernaut that is the Cumberland
Panthers, and the bantam team lost 1-0 to Cumberland.
notes from Dillon McCormick
3 p.m., Sept. 25)
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