Panther running back Khalid Campbell wrapped up an impressive
showing at the Football Quebec Team Nike XL Challenge held
earlier this month with an MVP performance in leading the
Ottawa Jr Gee-Gees U15 team to the bronze medal.
ran for 354 yards on 14 carries and scored four touchdowns
in a 38-6 win over RSEQ Monteregie. His longest TD run was
a 95-yard scamper in the third quarter. He also caught two
passes for 23 yards and returned a pair of punts for 68
yards for a total of 445 combined yards on offence. He also
made four unassisted tackles on defence.
team kicked off the tournament with a 30-6 win over the
Metropolitaine and Campbell put everyone on notice with
a 181-yard, three touchdown performance.
2 they suffered a tough 42-18 loss to the Monstars, but
Campbell still managed to score all three of his team’s
touchdowns while gaining 297 total yards. He would end the
tournament with 783 yards and nine TDs in three games. The
next closest running back had 349 yards.
team is an all-star squad put together by the National Capital
Amateur Football Association (NCAFA) with the express purpose
of playing against some of the best teams in Quebec in the
Team Nike XL Challenge. Before entering the tournament they
played a series of exhibition games with mixed results.
were also able to field a U17 team. After losing their first
two games in the tournament, they managed to knock off the
Outaouais to avoid being swept. Former Panther Colin Doherty
caught nine passes for 175 yard including a touchdown reception
late in the fourth quarter. The man who threw him all those
passes was Connor Vanasse who ended the game with 15 completions
for 311 yards and three TDs.
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