Written by Ally Conlon
Photo by Valerie Wutti
OTTAWA, Ontario – The Carleton Ravens captured their 2nd win of the season over the Toronto Varsity Blues at MNP park with a final score of 29-19.
Quickly on the opening drive, Ravens WR Quinton Soares caught his third reception of the game landing on the one-yard line. This opened up the opportunity for Ravens QB, Tanner DeJong, to land the first touchdown of the game, with Carleton’s K, Kieran Flannery-Fleck, making the field goal the score sat at 7-0.
The Ravens defence followed up the great offensive drive with three sacks on Varsity Blues QB Sequera in the first quarter and a 47-yard pick from Ravens DB Danny McWhirter in the Toronto end zone. After a second touchdown in the first quarter, the Ravens lead the game at 14-0 at the break.
Soon enough in the 2nd quarter, Sequeria threw the Varsity Blues’ first touchdown to WR Nolan Lovegorve to make the score 14-7. Ravens RB, Josh Ferguson, answered the Blues with three back to back first downs for Carleton. Ferguson said that “going into this game we were going to get the win no matter what and that was our mindset.” Not long after, the Ravens took conceded a safety for another two points making the score 16-7 at the half.
There was little scoring the in the third quarter as both offences went back and forth. Ravens K Flannery-Fleck made another field goal leaving the score at 19-7 for the home side at the end of the third.
The Ravens offence kept moving the ball successfully in the fourth quarter to preserve their lead. Ravens RB Nathan Carter caught a 45-yard pass from by DeJong which led to a 1 yard touchdown plunge by Carter.
Trying to claw at Carleton’s lead late in the game, the Varsity Blues were able to convert 2 more touchdowns, before Carleton K, Flannery-Fleck gave the Ravens a 32-yard field goal to end the game with a score of 29-19 in favour of Carleton.
With the Ravens next game being the infamous Panda Game, Head Coach of the Ravens says that “the one nice thing about Panda you never have to get your guys ready mentally, they’re dialed in now.”