Panther teams remain unbeaten with one week to go in regular
Cumberland Panthers running back Fabrice Mukendi
scored three touchdowns against the Cornwall
Wildcats on Sunday. File photo
Cumberland Panthers are once again asserting themselves
as a top flight organization in the National Capital Amateur
Football Association with three of their four teams having
run the table so far this season.
Panthers' mosquito, peewee and bantam teams are all 7-0
with one game left to go on the regular season schedule.
getting off to a shaky start the organization's tyke squad
has won three straight to improve their record to 3-4.
Unfortunately, with only one game left, it is impossible
for them to make the A-Cup playoffs, but they should be
a major contender for the C-Cup. The other three teams
all have a shot at either the A-Cup or the B-Cup, with
the mosquito team having the best shot at bringing home
a championship banner.
mosquito Panthers put up 81 points in downing the Cornwall
Wildcats on the weekend while posting their third straight
shutout. For most of the first year kids on the team,
it marked their 29th consecutive win dating back to their
first year in tyke.
NCAFA record for most consecutive wins is 33 set by the
Myers Riders between 1999 and 2002.
mosquito Panthers are doing it through a combination of
multiple weapons on offense and one of the stingiest defences
in recent memory.
different players scored touchdowns against the Wildcats.
Three came through the air, eight came on the ground and
one was scored off a kick return. Four different players
scored rushing touchdowns and three different players
hauled down touchdown passes.
the win the mosquito Panthers clinched the East Division
championship and homefield advantage through the first
two rounds of the playoffs. The bantam team also locked
up first place in the east. The peewee squad clinched
first place with their win over the West Carleton Wolverines
place in the tyke division is still up for grabs with
three teams in the running. The Orleans Bengals are currently
in first place with a 6-1 record, but they must beat the
Gloucester South Raiders (5-2) on Saturday to clinch the
title. Should they lose, and the East Ottawa Generals
(5-2) win their remaining game against North Gloucester
(4-3), it would set up a very complicated tie-breaking
formula with the Generals having defeated the Raiders
but losing to the Bengals, and the Raiders losing to the
Bengals but having defeated the Generals.
8 a.m., Oct. 10)
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