Peewee Bengals, bantam Panthers post pair of weekend wins
By Fred Sherwin
Orleans Bengalsí peewee team and the Cumberland Panthers
bantam squad have both earned home field advantage in
the upcoming National Capital Amateur Football Association
playoffs after both teams posted wins in Week 7 of the
Bengals running back Chase Burke-Black successfully
converted his teamís first touchdown against the
Cumberland Panthers on Saturday which proved to be
the difference in a 13-12 win. Fred Sherwin/Photo
Bengals managed to bounce back from a disappointing loss
to the Myers Riders last weekend to completely over whelm
the North Gloucester Giants 64-6 behind a five touchdown
performance by running back Jeremy Enyaka and a trio of
TDs by his running mate Khalid Campbell. Bengalsí quarterback
Luciano Diaz even got into the action, throwing a pair
of touchdown passes to receiver Leelan Anthony.
win improves the Bengalsí record to 6-1 with one game
remaining against the East Ottawa Generals.
win against the Generals this Friday night would give
the Bengals first place in the East Conference outright.
A loss would drop them into a possible three way tie with
the Cumberland Panthers and the Cornwall Wildcats. Wins
over both teams earlier in the season, however, would
give still give the East Conference championship under
the tiebreaking rules.
Cumberland Panthers bantam team werenít leaving anything
to chance. A 48-0 win over the Bel-Air Lions on Sunday
improved their record to a perfect 7-0, one game clear
of the Kanata Knights and two games up on the Nepean Eagles,
Bell Warriors and Rideau Redblacks.
Panthers could just as easily be 8-0 if it wasnít for
the fact that their game against the Orleans Bengals in
Week 6 had to be suspended in the second quarter when
the lights at the St. Matthew High School field went out
and couldnít be turned back on. The game might be replayed
next week, but itís more likely it will be scratched altogether
since the outcome wouldnít effect the final standings
in any way.
their game against the Bel-Air Lions, Panthersí starting
quarterback Christian Veilleux threw four touchdown passes
to three different receivers. Dante Spaduccini caught
two of them, while Josh Ruby and Markaedyn Nelson had
got a third touchdown on a running play that was set up
by an 85-yard pass from Veilleux to Dominic Gobuyan, who
took the ball down to the five-yard line. Panthersí back-up
quarterback Zach Clouthier also got in on the action,
throw-ing a pair of touchdowns passes to Wilson and Spaduccini.
Panther tykes remain undefeated
other action on the weekend, the Panthersí tyke team also
remained un- beaten after downing the Nepean Eagles 54-19.
Next up for the Panther tykes are the Cornwall Wildcats
(4-3) this Sunday.
Orleans Bengals mosquito team improved its record to 6-1
with a 37-12 win over the North Gloucester Giants, and
the Cumberland Panther mosquito squad kept their A-Cup
playoff hopes alive with a 34-0 win over the East Ottawa
Generals to improve to 5-2.
Panthersí peewee team kept their A-Cup playoff hopes alive
as well with a nail-biting 36-27 win over the Generals
on Sunday that went down to the wire.
win over the Bell Warriors (5-1) this Wednesday would
move the Panthers into a tie for second place with the
Cornwall Wildcats who they play in the regular season
finale next Sunday.
5 p.m., Oct. 9)
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