The Glengarry News


Disappointing season for OVFL Wildcats ends with intra-squad game

sean Jul 18, 2017 - 12:02pm

Last Saturday, the Cornwall OVFL Wildcats were scheduled to host the Brampton Bulldogs to wrap up the season, but the 'Dogs forfeited, handing the 'Cats the victory to finish with a 2-6 record for eighth spot in the 10-team league.

The Wildcats, which include county boys Cameron Howes and Rylan Duhart, scored 125 points in all, while allowing a league worst 243.

The boys did get in some final action over the weekend, playing an intra-squad game. The score was 28-21 for Team AJ. Word has it that stellar officiating was provided by Kirby Camplin, Costa Zarifi, Mitch Zapitelli, and one of the player's dad. Glengarrians Alex Zarifi, Dylan Hambleton, and Alex Labonte were among the coaches.

Howes had a strong game for the winning side, while Duhart was steady at centre for the losers.

OVFL Wildcats season ends abruptly, Saturday game cancelled

sean Jul 14, 2017 - 9:11pm

The 2017 edition of the Cornwall Wildcats OVFL team was slated to host one more league game this season, booked for Saturday, July 15, but alas, the season actually came to an abrupt end this week, with Brampton forfeiting the contest.

Thus, there will be no game play, and the Wildcats will officially get the win to end their season at 2-7, one spot in the standings ahead of winless Brampton.

OVFL Cornwall Wildcats collapse, drop another game

sean Jul 11, 2017 - 12:16pm

Despite scoring the opening points off a kickoff return for a touchdown, the Cornwall Wildcats OVFL team couldn't find any cohesiveness or momentum, as the visiting Toronto Thunder pummelled the 'Cats 45-7 to drop Cornwall's record to 1-6 on the season. The boys sit ninth overall in the 10-team league.

Saturday, July 15 will have the boys in action one final time, slated to host the winless Brampton Bulldogs at Joe St. Denis Field. Opening kickoff is set for 4pm.

OVFL Wildcats drop road decision, fall to 1-5 on season

sean Jul 4, 2017 - 10:44am

With a Sunday loss in Hamilton, the Cornwall OVFL Wildcats now have a record of 1-5 on the season. The 26-14 decision extended the team's losing skid to three games.

The Wildcats have two games remaining, both at home, at Joe St. Denis Field. On July 8, the Toronto Thunder provide the opposition, and on July 15 it will be the Brampton Bulldogs. Both are 4pm starts.

There are several county boys on the team this year, including Cameron Howes (#33), Rylan Duhart (#67), Terry Dogbey (#21), and Simon Korteweg (#20). In addition, Glengarrians Dylan Hambleton, Alex Labonte, and Costa Zarifi are part of the coaching staff.

OVFL Cornwall Wildcats blanked in home opener

sean Jun 6, 2017 - 12:35pm

The Cornwall Wildcats OVFL football team dropped to 0-2 on the season, after suffering a 41-0 drubbing in their Saturday afternoon home opener. For game photos, please see our gallery here.

Next action has the boys slated to play June 10 on the road against the Myers Riders (Ottawa).

Cameron Howes
Cameron Howes sets up for defensive coverage. (Sean Bray photo)

OVFL Cornwall Wildcats to host football home opener on Saturday

sean May 30, 2017 - 10:48am

The OVFL Wildcats, coming of a 28-21 collapse last weekend on the road against the Metro Toronto Wildcats, will host the York Region Lions at Joe St. Denis Field in Cornwall, on Saturday, June 3. Opening kickoff is set for 1pm.

The 'Cats had a 21-7 lead at the end of the third quarter in Toronto, before a series of miscues led to their downfall.

The boys will be looking to rebound on their home field this weekend.

The count contingent on this year's roster is Rylan Duhart (#67, offensive lineman), Cameron Howes (#33, linebacker), Terry Dogbey (#21, defensive back), and Simon Korteweg (#20, wide receiver).

Bainsville's Alex Labonte is the Wildcats defensive coordinator, with fellow Glengarrians Dylan Hambleton and Costa Zarifi also part of the coaching ranks. 

OVFL Wildcats kick off this weekend on the road

sean May 26, 2017 - 10:59am

After a week-one bye, the Cornwall OVFL Wildcats are set to kick off their season on Sunday, May 28, on the road against the Metro Toronto Wildcats. 

The home opener will be Saturday, June 3, versus the York Region Lions. That's a 1pm kickoff at Joe St. Denis Field, in Cornwall.

The OVFL has seen a number of changes for the 2017 season, including several teams jumping to a rival league. Among these departed squads are Kingston and Cumberland, which in past years have been rivals for the Wildcats.

There are now 11 teams in the league, with Cornwall and the Ottawa-based Myers Riders the lone entrants from Eastern Ontario. 

As in seasons past, the OVFL Wildcats include some county representation. Amongst the coaching staff are Glengarrians Dylan Hambleton, Costa Zarifi, Alex Labonte, and Don Duhart. County players on the team include Rylan Duhart, Cameron Howes, Terry Dogbey, and Simon Korteweg.

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