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July 7, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Loss to Cambridge Lions by three points

If there was two minutes more left on the clock during Sunday’s (July 3) OMFL Varsity game between the Orangeville Outlaws and the Cambridge Lions, the game could have gone the other way.

In the last play of the game with the clock at zero, and the Outlaws trailing by ten points, quarterback Fisher Brown threw a long bomb ‘hail Mary’ that was caught by receiver Sean Reiners.

Reiners barely took a step before he was pounced on by Cambridge defenders but he dropped across the goal line for six points.

A follow up convert ended the game 25-22 for Cambridge.

It was a good comeback effort for the Outlaws who trailed for the entire game.

“We came out not so strong at first, they got a ten-nothing lead, but once we were able to focus on what we were doing on the field we had a good comeback,” said Orangeville slot back Derick Acheson.

“We had a good push in the last five minutes. It was a good game. We’re set to play them again. With

.38 seconds left we got a touchdown so if there was two minutes more left on the clock you never know what could have happened.”

The Lions got off to a good start notching three points on a field goal then scoring the first TD of the game followed by a successful convert to lead 10-0 early in the first quarter.

The O-ville defensive line had a good first half with lots of good stops by Josh Fetterly, Connor Worley, Matt Langridge, Justin Feetham, and Jaiden Corbett.

The Outlaws got on the scoreboard in the second quarter when quarterback Fisher Brown called his own number then ran through the middle and kept going for 50 yards to score.

O-ville kicker Josh Van Amelsvoort placed the ball between the uprights for the extra point.

The second half got underway with the Outlaws pinned deep in their own end and were forced to punt to get out.

Cambridge had good success when they went to the throwing game and managed to get to the 15 yard line then advanced to the one yard line on a penalty.

They scored on the next play.

Cambridge scored early in the fourth quarter to make it a 25-7 game.

The Outlaws turned it up a notch late in the quarter staring with a nice pass completion from Chris Marsh to receiver Kyle O’Leary for a first down.

Another pass to Kyle Tuohy gave the O-ville team another first down and dropped them in good scoring position.

Harold VanDerVeen took the hand-off on the next play and crossed the goal to score with 1:40 left on the clock.

VanDerVeen followed up scoring the two-point convert to close the gap in scoring.

The final play made it a close game but not close enough and the Outlaws had to settle for the 25-22 loss.

The Outlaws Varsity team will host the TNT Express this Sunday (July 10) at Westside Secondary School in Orangeville.

The Outlaws have met TNT twice this season in two low scoring games. Orangeville won the first match up but came up short in the second so this will be a good contest to see who can pull ahead.

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

Written by Brian Lockhart

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