Today in Nepean, the Cornwall Wildcats mosquito football team came from behind to triumph in the ‘B’ championship final, prevailing 22-8 over the South Gloucester Raiders.
The young footballers found themselves trailing 8-0 for much of the first half before rallying to tie by the break.
Coach Chris Leonard maintained a simple middle run game in the second half that negated the weather and played to the size advantage of the ‘Cats. The Cornwall side managed to control the ball with long offensive possessions, as a result, keeping the Wildcats offence on the field whilst wearing down the Raiders defence.
Meanwhile, Cornwall’s defence was solid when called upon, stopping South Gloucester cold, when they did get the ball.
Ben Jackman accounted for Cornwall’s points, set up by inside runs afforded by the Wildcats dominating offensive line.
Team members are Wyatt Bartch, Drew Dawson, Shakohsennakehte Delormier, Daniel Merpaw, Vincent Laird, Marissa Thomas, John Skidders, Caleb Denney, Samuel Fraser, Noah Carter, Christian Martin, Gabriel Albers, Kingston Pawis, Ben Jackman, Andrew Wiltshire, Jack Crites, Porter Vierling, Rylan Shoniker, Rahontsiahawi Jacobs, Josiah Benedict, Avery Murray, Ah’Werrie Dean Bacon-Lazore, Maxime Pare, Phoenix Oakes, Drystan Kerberg-Cole, Kingston King, Elliot Keenan, Keith Baron, Liam Mcnally, Treven Seymour, and Talen Kikkert.
The coaching staff includes Stephane Bigras, Chris Leonard, Mike Dawson, Mike Vierling, Pam Jackman, Dan Jackman, Tamara Bush, Rich Keenan, and Kent Rombough.