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Cornwall Wildcats OFC football team set to kick off 2019 season on the road

sean May 14, 2019 - 12:19pm

The OFC Wildcats are scheduled to kick off their 2019 season in Toronto, playing the Thunder on May 18.

This summer marks a decade for the program, which offers provincial-level football for U20 athletes.

As the organization notes, "Wildcats players have gone on to play junior and university football, and to be drafted into the CFL. [As well,] our local coaches have gone on to be provincial and university level coaches.

The squad has a bye in week two and will play on the road versus the Oshawa Hawkeyes on June 1.

Cornwall's home opener, at Joe. St. Denis Field, is slated for Saturday, June 8, starting at 4 p.m.

Kirby Camplin returns to his role as head coach and will also serve as offensive co-ordinator. On offence, he will be assisted by Mitch Zappitelli, Jarret St. John, Costa Zarifi, and Dylan Hambleton.

The defensive co-ordinator is Alex Labonte, whose staff includes Jesse St. John, Kyle Labelle, Stephane Bigras, and Todd Sabourin.

Alex Zarifi is also part of the coaching crew, serving as film guy and general gofer.

Amongst the Glengarry boys on the roster are Max Sabourin, Steffon Lee, Derek Howes, Eric Cumberbatch, Patrick Cumberbatch, Alex Este, Rylan Duhart, and Odin Marfurt-Breakenridge. The squad also has Tagwi representation with Schuyler Schellenberg, Connor MacMillan, Tyler Murray, and Grayson Rutters.

Maxville Fair youth football games to continue tradition

sean Mar 21, 2019 - 3:21pm

The 2019 season of spring league youth tackle football is around the corner, with the Glengarry Gaels and Cornwall Wildcats currently registering players for their slate of teams. For information on the Gaels, please see their advertisement in the March 20 issue of The Glengarry News.

It has been confirmed that the tradition of minor football games under the lights at the Maxville Fair will continue again this year. Participating teams will be confirmed closer to the date.

Photo gallery: Cornwall Wildcats youth football camp

sean Jan 8, 2019 - 11:23am

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.

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Youngsters run their routes in a pass-and-catch drill. – Sean Bray photo

Watch live: NCAFA tyke football championship game, Nov. 4 at 9:30 a.m.

sean Nov 2, 2018 - 3:01pm

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.

Tyke Wildcats prevail in NCAFA playoff opener

sean Oct 23, 2018 - 1:05pm

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.

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Andrew Wiltshire reaches to tackle the Warriors ball carrier, in tyke action. (Sean Bray photo)

Wildcats football teams win three of four

sean Sep 11, 2018 - 1:10pm

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.

Wildcats tyke teams prevail in week two

sean Aug 28, 2018 - 2:39pm

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.