2 p.m., Oct. 30)
Panther tykes 'ship-bound after posting impressive semifinal
By Fred Sherwin
U10 Cumberland Panthers have punched their ticket to the
National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA) championship
game after downing the Nepean Eagles 49-0 at Millennium
Park on Saturday.
Panthers running back Shilo Mukendy ran for five
touchdowns and threw for another in a 49-0 win
over the Nepean Eagles in their NCAFA semifinal
match-up at Millennium Park on Oct. 28. Fred Sherwin/Photo
Eagles were in large part masters of their own demise
thanks to a decision to move their star offensive player
to defence in an effort to stop the Panthers' quarterback
Shilo Mukendy who was averaging five TDs per game heading
into the contest.
say the move was counter-productive is an understatement.
The player in question barely laid a hand on Mukendy who
ran roughshod through the Eagles defence on his way to
another five-touchdown performance. He also threw a touchdown
pass to Isiah Wallace in the second half.
against a well-coached, well-drilled defence without their
star player at running back, the Eagles offence was totally
ineffectual. They failed to pick up even one first down
in the first half and barely got the ball across midfield
the entire game.
only team standing between the Panthers and the NCAFA
A-Cup championship are the Cornwall Wildcats (4-4) who
upset the Kanata Knights (6-2) in the weekend's other
two teams will square off at Millennium Park on Sunday,
Nov. 6. Game time is 11 a.m.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support of
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