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Bantam and JV teams bring home the cup

August 6, 2014   ·   0 Comments

Outlaws in OMFL championship

The Orangeville Outlaws Football Club went to the Ontario Minor Football League championship and returned with two titles after two days of final games at Esther Shiner Stadium in Toronto on Saturday, August 2, and Sunday, August 3.

The Bantam division played their final on Saturday with a 3 p.m. start against the TNT Express. The Junior Varsity and Varsity teams were on the gridiron on Sun., (Aug. 3).

 

Bantam:

 

The Outlaws Bantam division team have won the OMFL championship cup for the second consecutive year after delivering a 60-26 win over the TNT Express in the final game.

It was an outstanding season for the Bantams who went undefeated for the year and averaged 51 points per game in the regular season.

After steamrolling Cambridge in the semi-final the Bantams geared up for their best effort of the season in a bid to win the title.

After an early TNT Express touchdown, the Outlaws tied it up to make it 6-6 at less that six minutes into the game.

Another Express touchdown gave TNT a six point lead, but the Outlaws went ahead by two after scoring then completing a successful convert for the extra two points.

From there it was the Outlaws game when they scored four more TD’s to end the half.

The Outlaws relied heavily on running back Jeriah Valladares who scored seven touchdowns before being pulled from the game. With superior blocking opening up the path, Valladares repeatedly used his speed to leave the Express defenders eating dust.

“We knew we were going to have to come out strong. We hadn’t scouted the team (Express) at all,” Said Outlaws head coach Brad Elliott. “We just wanted to play our best ball against another organization. We knew they had some really good players and strong athletes.”

Eilliot said they kept to the running game, partly because of the weather – rain prior to the game made things a little slippery – and partly because they know their best game came from their ability to run.

“Our power runners is our game – that’s our focus. That’s were our strong suit is.”

 

Junior Varsity

 

The Outlaws Junior Varsity team brought home the second OMFL championship title of the weekend with a 41-17 win over the Cambridge Lions on Sunday, August 3.

It was a well deserved win for the Outlaws who played an undefeated season.

After winning all of their regular season games and averaging 50 points per game, the JVs seems unstoppable when they went to the final.

In eight regular season games, they managed to shut-out their opponents in four of those games and allowed only a single goal in three other games.

Their record didn’t mean they could walk over the competition in the final. The Cambridge squad ended the regular season with a 7-1 record – their only loss being to Orangeville on June 1.

The Outlaws played a solid and disciplined game to win the title.

 

Varsity

 

After a good year that saw the Outlaws Varsity team end the regular season with a 5-4 record and a second place finish in the standings, the squad met up with the first place Cambridge Lions in the final game.

The Varsity Division of the OMFL had some controversy late in the season after one team dropped out due to problems with injuries and a short roster and another was suspended after being caught bringing in ringers to fill their line-up.

It came down to the final pitting O-ville against Cambridge on Sunday.

When the dust settled, the Cambridge squad came out on top with a 35-14 win to take home the cup.

It was the second year in a row the Orangeville Varsity squad managed to make it to the final – that in itself is quite an achievement.

The Outlaws organization had a stellar year overall with a highly talent group of players backed by superb and dedicated coaches and management staff.

         


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