Late game TD ends it for Outlaws

June 24, 2015   ·   0 Comments

A late game push by the Vaughan Rebels dashed the Orangeville Outlaws Varsity team lead during Sunday’s game at Westside Secondary School in Orangeville.

At the half, the Outlaws were leading 4-3 after scoring a single point on a rouge then getting three points on a field goal.

The Rebels managed one field goal themselves, but other than that, the first half of Sunday’s game included some very defensive posturing that stopped both teams from making many gains on the field.

The Outlaws broke the low score in the second half when Zack Pembry made a huge gain on a run to drop the ball on the two yard line.

Jake Smith crossed the goal on the next play for the TD and that was followed up by a successful one-point convert kick by Josh Van Amels Voort to give the Outlaws an 11-3 lead.

The Rebels score a touchdown late in the quarter but the convert attempt was blocked leaving them three points behind.

The with less than a minute remaining, the Rebels had a huge push down field that moved them to the 14 yard line then another gain that gave them the first down with seven to go and 31 seconds left in the game.

The Rebels scored with 21 seconds left on the clock to take the lead.

The final was 16-11.

“I think our offence came out of the gate real slow, and relied on the defence to pick it up and give them motivation,” Said Outlaws’ Kyle Tuohy of the low score in the first half. “We relied on our defence to hold them back and we picked it up in the second half. I guess we’re known to be a second half team.”

Tuohy described the final minute of play as ‘nerve wracking’ when they knew the Rebels had moved into scoring position. He pointed out the fact that “we held them to three points in the first half” as one of the positive outcomes of the game.

In a strange twist, the referees allowed three more plays for the O-ville team after the clock had run out citing penalties on the field.

The Outlaws went for the obvious hail-mary pass but couldn’t complete and the game ended with a Vaughan win.

After the weekend the Outlaws Varsity team has a 3-3 record and a second place standing in the League.

The Outlaws will return to their home field at Westside on Sunday, July 5, to host the Cambridge Lions.

The kick-off is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.

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