Bengals top Panthers in mosquito showdown
Orleans Bengals running back Tevin Johnson
sprints past a Cumberland Panthers defender
during their mosquito match-up on Saturday.
Orleans Bengals mosquito quest for a post season championship
continued with another win on Sunday as the home team
downed the Cumberland Panthers 36-14 to improve their
record to 2-0.
Bengals were led by Kobe Armstrong who scored three touchdowns
on the ground including a 109-yard effort on their first
play from scrimmage after the Bengals defence had made
a goal line stand to halt the Panthers opening drive.
the surprising turn of events both teams settled down
and the first quarter turned into a defensive battle between
two well-coached sides.
Bengals were finally able to string a series of first
downs together in the opening minutes of the second quarter
which led to a two-yard touchdown plunge by Jeremy Jean-Noel.
Panthers responded with a touchdown of their own that
covered 52 yards.
then benefitted from a blown call by the officials when
an incomplete forward pass from Huzaifah Rana was ruled
a lateral and a fumble, giving the Panthers a first down
on the Bengals' 25-yard line.
plays later Panthers quarterback A.K. Ismail was able
to find Cody Williamson in the end zone.to tie the game
at 13-13. A successful point after conversion then gave
the Panthers a 14-13 lead.
second touchdown of the game on an 87-yard run later in
the second quarter would give the Bengals a 21-14 lead
at the half.
extended their lead early in the third quarter on Armstrong's
third touchdown of the game and never looked back. A 20-yard
touchdown pass from Rana to Callum Horley capped the scoring
for the Bengals and their defence took care of business
the rest of the way led by Remy Ngah who recently moved
to the area from his native Cameroon.
in only his second game of organized football against
a very good Cumberland Panthers team, Ngah lead the Bengals
with seven tackles, three sacks, two fumble recoveries
and one forced fumble.
Bengals will try and extend their winning streak against
the Canterbury Mustangs next weekend, while the Panthers
will attempt to get back into the winning column against
the Cornwall Wildcats.
12:30 p.m., Sept. 2)
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