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NCAFA Football
Bengals tyke, mosquito teams remain hot, post pair of shutouts against Mustangs
By Fred Sherwin
OrleansOnline,ca

The 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.

The 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.

The Orleans Bengals' Dylan Nesrallah-Durocher prepares to take on a pair of South Ottawa Mustang defenders in Saturday's tyke game. Fred Sherwin/Photo

Khalid 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.

The 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.

After 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.

The 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..

The 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.

The 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.

Three 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.

The Bengals would add a safety in the third quarter and then cap the scoring with a touchdown in the fourth by Kale Morgan.

The 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.

With 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.

In 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.

- With notes from Dillon McCormick

(Posted 3 p.m., Sept. 25)

 

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