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NCAFA Football
Mosquito Bengals complete purrrr-fect season with A-Cup win
By Fred Sherwin
OrleansOnline,ca

The Orleans Bengals celebrate after winning the National Capital peewee A-Cup championship on Sunday with a 18-6 win over the Myers Riders. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The Orleans Bengals mosquito football team put the finishing touches on a perfect season Sunday, downing the Myers Riders 18-6 to win the NCAFA A-Cup championship.

The Orleans Bengals mosquito football team put the finishing touches on a perfect season Sunday, downing the Myers Riders 18-6 to win the NCAFA A-Cup championship.

The result was never in doubt as the top defence in the National Capital Amateur Football Association kept the Riders off the scoreboard until midway through the fourth quarter. The Bengals built up a 10-0 halftime lead on a touchdown run by Charles Asselin and a pair of safeties.

The Riders only score of the game was set up by a 24-yard pass from Justin Shibley to Vincent Roy after Myers had taken over possession of the ball on the Bengals’ 26-yard line. Two plays later, Shibley ran the ball in from the two-yard line to make it a four-point game.

If anyone in the Bengals’ camp was worried the Riders might make a miraculous last minute comeback, their fears were quickly put to rest when Bengals successfully defended the ensuing onside kick attempt to set up a 54-yard touchdown run by Asselin, who finished the game with 183 yards on 24 carries and was named most valuable player.

But it was the Bengals’ vaumted defence that set the tone, forcing the Riders to turn the ball over on their first three series and limited them to just four plays from scrimmage in the first quarter and six in the second stanza for a grand total of just nine yards on offence, seven of which came on the last play of the half.

The Bengals’ dominance continued in the third quarter where the Riders picked up just one first down and 27 yards on seven plays.

By game's end, the Bengals’ defence limited the Riders to just three first downs and a paltry 63 yards on offence. By comparison, the Bengals offence racked up 326 yards and had 12 first downs.

For head coach Ron Barbeau, who has never beaten a Riders team in 14 years with the Bengals organization as both a player and a coach, Sunday’s win was especially gratifying.

“We circled this day on the calendar back in May and we said this is the game we wanted to play in and this is the game we wanted to win and we did it. We’re city champions,” Barbeau told his players.

The Bengals mosquito victory came just hours after the club’s tyke team beat the Cornwall Wildcats on the last play of the game. The last time a Bengals’ team won the NCAFA peewee championship was in 2013.

(Posted 9:30 p.m., Nov. 9)

 

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