Monday, September 1, 2014 | Football
The Ravens football team start 1-0 and secured their first victory of the 2014 season, their first win since 1998. Carleton led the whole way and finished 33-14 over the Waterloo Warriors.
Head Coach Steve Sumarah said it was “great to get that first win under our belt. Obviously we still have a lot to work on, but that’s definitely a confidence builder. We’re excited to take that next step and play the next game.”
The defence came up big with 2 interceptions and held the Warriors to 246 in the air and 139 on the ground.
“Once we settled down, we made plays when we got the chance,” said Defensive Backs Coach Sean Hall. “Our communication and assignments were solid throughout the game and we got to see the level of athletic talent we have back there. We showed up against the run and tackled well. We’ll go back, watch the film and continue to get better.”
The offence put up 540 yards and saw the strength of the backfield, spreading the ball around and getting 322 yards on the ground. Jahvari Bennett led the way with 150 yards, averaging 9.4 yards per carry. Quarterback Jesse Mills had 229 yards and the offence got in the End-zone twice. Dexter Brown, Andrew Ellis and Bennett all had big catches for the Ravens.
Special teams played well. It was a windy day but Michael Domagala gave the team great field position all day. He had 2 punts that held the Warriors inside their own 20.
The Ravens’ next game is at McMaster on September 13th at 1 PM. Our first home game is the Panda Game on September 20th at TD Place vs. the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees. Tickets are on sale here.