Premature playoff exit

OVFL: Metro Toronto season ended by Cornwall

The Metro Toronto Wildcats’ 2013 season ended abruptly after a tough loss at the hands of the Cornwall Wildcats, 44-7.

This playoff loss ended a challenging season which was filled with injuries and triumphs.

It was a particularly rough day for the Wildcats who lost six starters including backup quarterback Malik Marks and star receiver Trivel Pinto, who played a little quarterback in last week’s game against the Toronto Thunder.

The Cornwall Wildcats, who finished second in the Wettges Conference, was simply too strong for the Toronto squad.

The Metro Toronto Wildcats’ season got off to a rocky start at 1-4; however, the team was able to win their remaining games in order to make it to the first round of the playoffs. Defensive standout Kadeem Thomas led the team in defensive points, after Team Ontario member Trevelle Wisdom left the team to participate in the Football Canada Cup late in the OVFL season.

On offense, Marvin Gaynor and Thomas led the way in rushing, while Pinto and Malcolm Carter led the offense in the air. Pinto played his first season as a varsity player and showed plenty of confidence playing with the older group.

In spite of solid efforts from both the offense and defense units, kicker Daniel Schneider helped the team win important games, including last week’s nail biter against the Toronto Thunder.

The Metro Toronto Wildcats may not have ended the season the way they wanted to but they made quite the run considering many OVFL fans had them counted down and out early in the season.

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