ONT (OFSAA): Mpenga powers Eagles past CFC # 20 Eagles for first Bowl win

Steve Mpenga dashed into the end zone twice  as Don Bosco Eagles defeated CFC # 20 Cardinal Newman Cardinals, 21-11 in the OFSAA Bowl Festival on Friday.

Although it was a cold day, the sun was shining and it was perfect weather for the Eagles. After the tough loss in the Metro Bowl last year, the Eagles were determined to come back strong in 2013.

Early in the first quarter, the Eagles got on the scoreboard first courtesy of an 11 yard run into the end zone by Mpenga.

In the second quarter, the Cardinals were able to overtake the lead after a one yard touchdown score by Matt Metcalfe.

At halftime, the Cardinals were ahead 9-6 over the Eagles.

However the second half was run entirely by the Eagles as quarterback Aaron Scott threw a 40 yard touchdown pass to Neko Hamilton to go up 14-9.

The fate of the game was sealed by another running touchdown by Mpenga, who led  the Eagles to their first OFSAA win in only two appearances.

The Eagles defense was led by Deshawn Stevens who had 11.5 tackles in the game.


2013 OFSAA Football Festival Game 8 Summary

Presented by Marchant’s School Sport

Cardinal Newman Cardinals (Stoney Creek – GHAC)          11

            Don Bosco CSS (Etobicoke – TDCAA)                    21

Qtr.        Team     Time                      Play                                        Convert                         Running


1st        DB      3:55     Steve Mpenga, 11 yard run                             Sergio Meza                DB 7-0

1st        CN      12:00   Safety touch in end zone                                n/a                               DB 7-2

2nd        CN      10:19   Matt Metcalfe, 1 yard run                               David Benedettti        CN 9-7

3rd        DB      11:31   Neko Hamilton from Aaron Scott, 40 yds.    Sergio Meza                DB 14-9

4th        CN      7:27     Safety touch, conceded                                  n/a                               DB 14-11

4th        DB      10:44   Steve Mpenga, 12 yard run                             Sergio Meza                DB 21-11



Cardinal Newman                             Don Bosco


Rushing (att.-yds.)                  21-116                                                 25-166

Passing Yards                         94                                                        75

– Team Losses                         -21                                                       -23

Net Offence                            189                                                      218

First Downs                            15                                                        11

Return Yards                          91                                                        43

Fumbles-Lost                          3-3                                                       1-1

Turnover on Downs                2                                                          0

Interceptions by                      0                                                          2

Penalties-Yards                       6-35                                                     17-127




CARDINALS                                                EAGLES


Rushing (atts.-yds.)                  Mitchell Atlee 10-59                           Neko Hamilton 9-71

Justin Connolly 8-46                           Steve Mpenga 9-49, 2 tds

Receiving (caught-yds)            Justin Connolly 5-56                           Neko Hamilton 2-51, td

Mitchell Atlee 1-16                             Terrell Swaby 1-15

Passing                                    Matt Metcalfe 8-17-0-2                      Aaron Scott 5-8-1-0



Tackles                                Nathan Armstrong 5                           Deshawn Stevens 11.5

Domenic Lucarelli 5                            Dayvon Love 5

Kevin Miller 5


Eagles first O.F.S.A.A. football win in two appearances.

Game summary by John Metcalfe


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