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BREAKFAST AT THE LEGION from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $2 from every breakfast goes to support the Legion. Table service Provided every Saturday morning by members of the local Cadets.

JR. GRADS MAJOR ATOM B PUB NIGHT featuring The Derringers on the second floor of the Navan Arena from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $20 at the door and drinks are $5 each. This is a CASH ONLY event.

SOUP & GAMES hosted by St. Mary's Anglican Church in St. Mary's Hall 1171 Smith Rd. in Navan. Enjoy delicious Canadian and Iraqi soups and desserts, tea and coffee. Admission $15. Procceds to support local refugee families.

A TASTE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN COOKING COURSE at the Shenkman Arts Centre from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Make delicious mouthwatering Mediterranean dishes such as roast lamb and fresh bread in a fun, relaxed atmosphere then enjoy the meal you've prepared with your classmates. Cost is $52.50 per person. For more information visit and click on "cooking".


Panthers kick off NCAFA season in impressive season
By Fred Sherwin
July 24, 2019

Cumberland Panthers quarterback Shiloh Mukendy bowls over a would-be Kanata Knight tackler on his way into the end zone during the opening game of the NCAFA season for both mosquito teams . FRED SHERWIN PHOTO
The Cumberland Panthers kicked off the 2019 National Capital minor football season with a trio of wins over the Kanata Knights on Sunday.

The football club's tyke, peewee and bantam teams all notched wins over their west end opponents, while the mosquito squad lost by just two points in what many observers believe was a preview of the likely A-Cup final in November.

The game was a see-saw affair featuring two of the best mosquito-age players in the city � Panthers' quarterback Shiloh Mukendy and Knights running back Nanakjeet Auluk.

Mukendy ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more in a 26-24 loss to last year's A-Cup finalists. Auluk countered Mukendy's heroics with touchdown runs of 66, 60 and 42 yards.

But the difference in the game was a pair of runs by Dexter Dunlop. With the Knights trailing by four points late in the third quarter and everyone on the sidelines expecting the ball to be handed off to Auluk on third and 20 play, they gave it to Dunlop on a misdirection play instead and he scampered through the Panthers defence for the go ahead major.

Dunlop's second influential play came in the final minute when he picked up a first down on a third and long play that dashed any hopes of a Panthers comeback.

After the game Panthers head coach Erick Anderson put the loss in perspective.

"I can't fault the kids' effort. We played the game with maximum effort we just had a few lapses on both sides of the ball,� said Anderson. "Every one can play a little better and our job as coaches is to help get better so that by the time we see them in the playoffs, the result will be different.�

The result was different for both the tyke and peewee teams on Sunday.

The tyke squad rolled to a decisive 46-24 win over their Knight opponents, while the peewee team won 51-40.

The tykes were led by Elisha Mufuta and Nicolas Charlebois who scored three touchdowns each. Jacob Pranscke also scored a touchdown for the Panthers.

In the peewee game, Hugo Djeumeni ran for 331 yards and scored six touch-downs in a breakout performance, while Jackson Plante completed six of eight passes for 80 yards including an eight yard touchdown toss to receiver Aidan Head.

The Panthers other touchdown was scored by Marvyn Larozar on a 70-yard kickoff return. On defence the peewee Panthers were led by Seth Poirier (eight solo tackles and a sack) and Josh Moreby (five solo tackles and a sack).

The bantam game was a total white-wash as the senior Panthers squad showed why they are the odds on favourite to defend the title they won last season.

The kick return team forced the Knights to turn the ball over on the opening kick-off which the Panthers promptly turned into six points. It was d�ja vu all over again on the ensuing kick-off as the Knights turned the ball over once again and once again the Panthers made them pay for their mistake with another quick touchdown run by Campbell.

The fleet-footed running back would add another touchdown before the end of the first quarter to put the Panthers up 21-0. They would add three more TDs in the second stanza � one each by Jefferson Bretanys-Desca and Nathaniel Beavais along with Campbell's fourth of the game � to increase their advantage to 42-0.

A rouge in the fourth quarter by kicker Jake Henderson would make the final score 43-0. He also converted all six of the Panthers' touchdowns.

The successful start to the season should bode well for the Panthers football club which is hoping to repeat the success they achieved last year when they won three of the four A-Cup titles up for grabs.

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)



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