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Tyke Wildcats wrangle NCAFA championship

The Cornwall tyke Wildcats are the 2019 NCAFA champions, winners over the Cumberland Panthers 64-8, in the November 3 final, played in Nepean.

Technically Cornwall’s tyke 2 team (as the club fielded two squads at this level for the fall gridiron league), the Wildcats claimed the Seaway City’s second-ever NCAFA ‘A’ cup. This team had a dominant playoff run, outscoring opponents 206-22 in 3 games.

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Cornwall’s tyke Wildcats celebrate winning the ‘A’ NCAFA football championship. (submitted photo)

Team members are 6 – Tewasohkwatenies Jacobs LB, 8 – Connor Hamelin RB/LB, 13 – Bryce Camplin QB, 19 – Cree Ransom LB, 27 – Myles Merpaw LB/FB, 31 – Preston King DL, 34 – Caleb Martin LB, 55 – Daunte Goddard LB, 60 – Cason Kilger OL/DL, 66 – CJ Despatie OL/DL, 91 – Max Legros OL/DL, and 96 – Alek Aubin OL/DL.

The coaching staff comprises head coach Kirby Camplin and assistant coaches Dan Legros, Stephane Aubin, and Mike Vierling.

Cornwall racked up 364 all-purpose yards of offence in the championship game (122 passing, 242 rushing) while holding Cumberland to a combined 144 yards (0 passing).

Individual offensive leaders for the Wildcats were Camplin (5/8 passing, 122 yards, 4 touchdowns by pass, 1 rushing touchdown), Hamelin (15 rushes, 174 yards), and Merpaw (5 receptions, 122 yards, 4 touchdowns).

Leaders on defence in the final included Merpaw (11 solo tackles, 5 assisted tackles, 1 sack, 7 tackles for loss), Martin (6 solo tackles, 1assisted tackle), Hamelin (3 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 1 tackle for loss, 1 forced fumble), and King (3 solo tackles, 5 assisted tackles, 1 forced fumble).

On the season, the squad amassed a record of 11 wins and 0 losses. The core of this tyke team has a combined win/loss ratio of 21-1 over the last two years in NCAFA. With the success at this introductory level of tackle football, the Wildcats football club executive believes that the future is bright locally for the game.

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Mosquito Wildcats capture NCAFA ‘B’ championship

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.

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Mosquito Wildcats celebrate their triumph in the NCAFA ‘B’ championship final. (Rich Keenan photo)

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.

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Three Wildcats teams to play on NCAFA championship weekend

Three of five Cornwall Wildcats minor football teams will be playing on championship weekend, contending for a NCAFA cup, as a result of semifinal action this weekend, including the tyke 2 squad which demolished the Cumberland Panthers 82-0 to qualify for the tyke division ‘A’ final.

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In Saturday evening’s peewee ‘B’ semifinal, Cornwall prevailed 41-26 on the road over the West Carleton Wolverines to earn a berth in the ‘B’ cup final next weekend.

After the Wolverines opened the scoring, the ‘Cats responded on a Carter Camplin sneak. The teams continued to trade points, with a missed extra point the difference leaving Cornwall trailing at halftime.

Nick McAuley was called upon to carry the ball extensively in the third quarter, as the Wildcats took control of the game. In all, he scored five touchdowns in the game.

Zach Aubin accounted for the rest of the scoring, successfully booting five of six PATs.

A rainy Sunday morning started off playoff action in Cornwall, where the tyke 2 squad scored the aforementioned decisive triumph in their ‘A’ semifinal.

The tyke 1 ‘Cats played next at The Joe, losing 36-12 to the South Ottawa Mustangs. Their ‘A’ semifinal defeat brings the 2019 season to an end for the team.

Wrapping up the damp day in Cornwall, the mosquito Wildcats dumped the North Gloucester Giants 44-0 in ‘B’ semifinal play to qualify for next weekend’s mosquito ‘B’ cup final.

The bantam Wildcats, in the ‘A’ semifinal, lost on the road today 47-6 to the Myers Riders, ending their fall football season.

NCAFA championship games will be played at the Nepean Sportsplex. Cornwall’s mosquito squad is slated for a 1:15 p.m. start on Saturday, November 2. The peewees will follow, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The tyke 2 Wildcats, battling for the ‘A’ cup, will play Sunday, November 3 at 9 a.m.

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