Last week, the Cornwall Wildcats football club held three days of skills development sessions for youngsters. The activities were led by local coaches, including Summerstown's Jeremy Pike, who recently completed his university studies and football career at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, and CFL Ottawa RedBlacks active player Dan West.
Photos from one of the sessions can be seen in our gallery here.
The Cornwall Wildcats, which feature three Glengarry players, will be playing for the NCAFA tyke football championship, on Saturday, Nov. 4, starting at 9:30 a.m.
The game is scheduled to be broadcast live on YouTube (link here).
Be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News for more about our county players and this team.
The Cornwall tyke 1 Wildcats earned a 48-6 victory over the Bell Warriors, on a chilly Sunday morning at Joe St Denis Field. As occasional snow flurries fell during the Oct. 21 gridiron grudge match, the Wildcats dominated on both sides of the ball.
Glengarrian Connor Hamelin had 9 rushes for 187 yards, scoring 4 touchdowns. On defence, he had 5 solo tackles and 7 assisted tackles. Elliot Keenan recorded 6 rushes for 40 yards, 3 solo tackles, and 7 assisted tackles, while Andrew Wiltshire had one tackle.
The other Cornwall scoring came from Caleb Denney (1 TD) and Bryce Camplin (3 two-point convert kicks).
Action photos from the game can be seen in our online gallery here.
With the win, the tyke 1 team advances to the NCAFA 'A' semifinal round, scheduled to play against Cornwall's other squad, tyke 2 (which won on the road last weekend in quarter-final action, 48-20 over Kanata), on Sunday, Oct. 28, starting at 10 a.m.
In other results last weekend, the mosquito Wildcats got past the Orleans Bengals 26-6. As a result, Cornwall moves on to play the Nepean Eagles on the road, Saturday, Oct. 27.
The peewee Wildcats were the lone squad to lose last weekend, dropping a 32-27 contest to Kanata. Cornwall's peewees will move into the 'B' playoff round, hosting the West Carleton Wolverines at noon, on Sunday.
It was a good weekend for the NCAFA Cornwall Wildcats football teams, as three of the four squads garnered victories.
The lone blemish came from the peewees, who led at halftime, only to fall in the end, 27-25.
The tyke 2 team won its match against the Bell Warriors 46-24, and the mosquito Wildcats scored a 46-0 shut-out triumph.
Tyke 1 played against the Mustangs, finishing with a 70-32 victory.
In week two NCAFA football action, the Cornwall Wildcats mosquito and peewee teams both had byes, while the tykes prevailed over their opponents.
Tyke 2 beat Nepean Eagles 42-26, playing at Nepean’s home field, and Tyke 1 beat South Ottawa Mustangs 68-36, in Cornwall.
The county is well represented, with players on each of the Wildcats rosters.
Last Saturday, the OFC Cornwall Wildcats officially ended their 2018 campaign with an intra-squad game. The team finished with a 1-7 record, the only win coming by way of a forfeit.
This week's issue of The Glengarry News includes details on the game and team award winners.
The Cornwall Wildcats will field tackle football teams at three levels of play in the Ottawa-based NCAFA league this summer and fall.
The tyke program is for girls and boys aged 7-9, the mosquito level for ages 10 and 11, and the peewee program for the 12- and 13-year-olds.
All protective equipment is provided with registration fees (2018 cost is $315, which includes game socks). Games are played on Sundays, with practices twice weekly, in Cornwall. The season runs August through October.
Tryouts/training begin on Sunday, July 22.
For more details and to contact coaches, please see the Wildcats webpage here.
Our latest online gallery features images from the June 30 OFC Cornwall Wildcats football game versus the Peterborough Wolverines. For the story, be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News. The photo gallery can be viewed here.