Outlaws Varsity team clawed by Lions

July 9, 2014   ·   0 Comments

O-ville hits a wall against undefeated Cambridge squad

The Orangeville Outlaws Varsity division team couldn’t stop the Cambridge Lions who have steamrolled through the season as the top place undefeated OMFL Varsity team this season.

But the Outlaws had a good performance during Sunday’s (July 6) game on the gridiron at Orangeville District Secondary Shool.

After a first quarter that saw little movement on the field, the Outlaws lit up the scoreboard first when Michael McPherson had a solid drive to give the O-ville team a good field position.

They capitalized on the situation and QB Jake Smith held on to to the ball on the next play and ran in to score. They couldn’t get the extra point on the conversion but were leading 6-0 when they kicked off to get the game back in play.

The Outlaws kicked into high gear in defensive mode with Cambridge in possession of the ball including a huge effort by Ryan Kent when he drove through the line for the tackle and drop the Lions back for a loss of yards.

The Lions couldn’t dig out and were forced to punt.

With the ball back in Orangeville’s possesion, the Outlaws found themselves buried in their own end and had to kick to get out of a bad situation.

O-ville’s Robert Sweers and Taylor Murray produced some stunning hits on the Cambridge offence, but the Lions eventually broke through to score after parting the middle on some good blocks then followed up with a successful convert to take the lead by a single point.

A second Lions TD in the second quarter gave the visitors a 14-6 lead.

After a few attempts to go to the throwing game, the Outlaws went back to the running game including a nice burst of fire down the side by Zack Pembry.

Back on defence, the Outlaws some some good stops by Caden Ellies and Jordan Celik.

With the first half winding down, Sean Clapperton gained some yards when he went through the middle, but again the

Outlaws couldn’t find the first down.

With 24 seconds left on the clock, the Outlaws recovered a Cambridge fumble and made a late half effort to score with a long pass from QB Jake Smith to receiver Zack Pembry, but time ran out before they could set up another play.

The Cambridge squad opening the scoring in the second half to widen the lead and the Outlaws had to settle for a 36-6 loss.

With one game left on the regular season schedule, the Outlaws Varsity squad is in third place in the OMFL standings with a 2-5 record.

The Cambridge Lions are in first place with an undefeated season after seven games. They have scored 226 points while allowing only 51 points against for the season.

The Niagara Spears are in second place.

The TNT Express are in the number four spot followed by the Vaughan Rebels who are in the basement with a single win this season.

The Outlaws Varsity team will return to their home gridiron at ODSS on Sunday, July 20, when the host the Vaughan Rebels.

Game time is 1:00 p.m.

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