Outlaws Bantams lose by a single point

June 3, 2015   ·   0 Comments

A single point rouge made all the difference in Sunday’s (May 31) Orangeville Outlaws Bantam game against the Cambridge Lions.

The Outlaws were trailing 16-8 going into the second half and were putting up a good defence against the visitors, but a calculated move by the Lions garnered a single point when they kicked the ball into the Outlaws end zone. The kick gave the Lions a 17 point total.

The first Outlaws goal was scored by Reid Sanders. Nathan Falconi ran in the successful convert for the extra two points.

Late in the game, Orangeville’s Connor Guzzo caught a pass and ran for 55 yards to score.

Nathan Gray followed up with the successful two-point convert giving the Outlaws 16 points with less than 30 seconds left on the clock to trail but a single point.

Going for the on-side kick in attempt to gain possession of the ball, the Outlaws had a good attempt but the game ended on the next play with the Cambridge team going home with the 17-16 win.

“We’re definitely learning as we go,” Said Bantam head coach Jim Walsh. “I think we got better as we went along and that’s how are season is going to be. We going be learning as we go. We’ve got two practices this week and might even add another one. We’ve still got a lot of work to do.”

The game was played in less than ideal conditions after a cold front moved in and it started to rain in the early afternoon making for slippery conditions on the field.

“I thought it was a pretty good game,” Said Outlaws fullback Reid Sanders. “There was a couple of unlucky breaks with a fumble and couple of interceptions but over all I thought it was a pretty good game. Our offence was pretty good, running the ball was pretty good, that’s how we got one of our touchdowns. I think we have to be stronger on our defence.”

The Bantams have road games over the next two weeks travelling to Toronto on June 6, to take on the Jets, then off to North Bay on June 13, to battle against the Bulldogs.

They return to their home field at Westside Secondary School on Sunday, June 28, to host the Toronto Jets.

The kick-off is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.

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