2 p.m., Oct. 30)
Bantam Panthers one win away from NCAFA championship
By Fred Sherwin
Cumberland Panthers bantam team has a date with destiny
on Wednesday, Jan. 23 . A date they hope will result in a city
championship and the fulfillment of what has so far been
a perfect season.
Panthers won their 10th game in a row on Oct. 28, downing
the Cornwall Redblacks 42-14 in the National Capital Amateur
Football Association (NCAFA) semi-finals to earn a berth
in this Sunday's final.
victorious Panthers were once again led by their quarterback,
Christian Veilleux who threw for 198 yards and three touchdowns
before making way for backup Zach Clouthier in the fourth
of Veilleux's touchdown passes were caught by Markaedyn
Nelson while the third was hauled in by Evan Scazighino.
Nelson also scored a touchdown on the ground, as did Brendon
Shaw and Dante Spadaccini who ended the game with 114
yards on 14 carries.
the defensive side of the ball, Nathan Marley was making
tackles all over the field, finishing the game with seven
solo tackles and five assists.
Zamor has also had a big game on defense, racking up four
solo tackles and six assists, and middle linebacker Justice
Koradi had five solo tackles and a sack.
they take to the field with the rest of the team in Sunday's
final against the Kanata Knights, Koradi and Nelson will
be gunning for their fifth A-Cup championship. They were
part of the Panthers tyke team that won the Cup in 2011
and 2012, and they were also on the mosquito championship
team in 2013 and the peewee team in 2015.
championship final will be played at Millennium Park on
Trim Road. Kick-off is at 6 p.m.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support of
our local business partners.)