Panthers JV team earns first win of the season
By Fred Sherwin
running back Marvin Simba had 104 yards on
21 carries and scored a touchdown in the Panthers
27-21 win over the Durham Dolphins on June
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Cumberland Panthers Junior Varsity team picked up their
first win of the season on Saturday, downing the Durham
Dolphins 27-21 in Durham.
quarterback Ryan Licandro threw a pair of touchdown passes
to Kyle Markell and Scott Fulton, while running back Marvin
Simba scored one on the ground as the offence compiled
271 yards against the hometown Dolphins.
scoring was rounded out by kicker Xavier Gervais who was
a perfect three for three on extra point attempts, kicked
a field goal and added a rouge.
Dolphins offence also gave up a safety to round
out the scoring.
completed 11 of 18 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns.
He also ran the ball five time for another 18 yards.
ended the game with 104 yards on 21 carries.
the defensive side of the ball, Oliver Tetreault led the
way with four solo tackles and recovered a fumble. Nolan
Meinzinger had two solo tackles and an interception, and
Chris Bitchoka had two solo tackles and a fumble recovery.
win is first of the season for the Panthers who lost their
first two games to the Cambridge Lions and the Burlington
other action on the weekend, the Panthers' Varsity team
dropped a 31-7 decision to their Durham counterparts,
while the Bantam team was shutout 51-0.
three Panther teams sport identical 1-2 records, but it
is still early in the season with five games remaining
on the schedule.
is unfamiliar territory for the Junior Varsity Panthers
which last year made it to the Ontario Varsity Football
League semi-finals. This year the Cumberland Panthers
Football Club decided to make the jump to the OPFL, along
with seven other former OVFL teams, in search of better
story was made possible thanks to the generous support of
our local business partners.)