Lions weekend a tale of 2 leagues

The Bantam Cambridge Lions (OMFL) waited until their final drive to beat the Orangeville Outlaws 20-19. Both teams came into this contest with 4-1 records and tied for second place in the division standings.

The Lions started the game by recovering an onside kick that led to a touchdown by Travis Simpson. The Outlaws answered back with a drive of their own to tie the game.

Nearing the end of the first half Lions quarterback Brad MacInnis authored a 65 yard drive that was capped off with a 18 yard pass to Tyler Gibner.

Orangeville came back and took a 19-13 lead in the second half.

With less then 2 minutes left the Lions put together a 50 yard drive which led to another Travis Simpson touchdown. With the game tied, Brady Martindale took the snap while Gibner kicked the extra point to win the game for the Lions.


The Cambridge PeeWee Lions continued their winning streak with a 38-6 win over the Mississauga Warriors Sunday.

Alex Salytchev led the way with a first quarter interception and a second quarter touchdown while Kaden Jespersen had a second quarter interception of his own and a third quarter touchdown catch.

George Monaghan got the scoring started with a touchdown, and had a big run in the fourth, while Brandon Metz scored a fourth quarter touchdown.

Defensively Clay De-Gannes had an interception and Ethan Elka knocked down a pass to stop a Mississauga drive. Amber Baetson, Mitch Amis and Brayden Ralph also had big days, with Baetson, Elka and Amis contributing to a fourth quarter sack.

The Lions look to extend their winning ways with a game in Halton Sunday.


Cambridge’s Varsity Lions football teams had a rough weekend, going a combined 0-3 in OVFL action.

On Thursday, the Varsity Lions lost to the Guelph Bears 7 – 0.

The Jr. Varsity Lions suffered their first defeat of the season under the Friday night lights, going down to the Guelph Bears 13 – 8.

On Saturday the peewee Varsity Lions lost a close game to the Ottawa Myers Riders 10 – 9

All three Varsity teams have Canada Day games against the Hamilton Ironmen at Debt Freedom Field. The peewee Lions play at 11:30, Sr. Lions at 3:00 and Jr. Lions under the lights at 8:00.

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