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Football Titans end Gators' win streak at 15 with 34-0 win

Mochael Ogilvie (#21, with ball) had an outstanding game for the NKEC Titans in a 34-0 win over Central Kings Oct. 19 at Acadia. In a game telecast on Eastlink TV, Ogilvie had a pair of rushing touchdowns on offence and returned an interception for a touchdown on defence to lead NKEC to its fifth win in six games this season. The Titans and Gators are now tied atop the NSSAFFL Division 3 standings. 
Mochael Ogilvie (#21, with ball) had an outstanding game for the NKEC Titans in a 34-0 win over Central Kings Oct. 19 at Acadia. In a game telecast on Eastlink TV, Ogilvie had a pair of rushing touchdowns on offence and returned an interception for a touchdown on defence to lead NKEC to its fifth win in six games this season. The Titans and Gators are now tied atop the NSSAFFL Division 3 standings. 

WOLFVILLE - There wasn’t much to choose between the Central Kings Gators and NKEC Titans football teams entering their Oct. 19 meeting ‘under the lights’ at Acadia. Afterwards, there was even less after the Titans romped to a 34-0 win.

NKEC rode its running game, and in particular a career performance from tailback Michael Ogilvie, and a total team effort on defence to the victory.

The Titans improved to 5-1 on the season with the win. CK, which suffered its first loss since the 2013 season, dropped into a tie with NKEC at 5-1, with the Titans now holding the tiebreaker if the teams should finish the regular season still tied.

On a cool evening on Raymond Field, NKEC established its running game early, with Gavin Schofield opening the scoring early in the first quarter. Ogilvie, Schofield and Royce Glomeau ran seemingly at will through the Gators’ defence.

Ogilvie, who was also kicking the converts, made it 14-0 with his first of two rushing touchdowns, followed by a second convert. He then scored again to give the Titans a 21-0 halftime lead.

In the second half, quarterback Jordan Simon scored a rushing touchdown, and Ogilvie picked off a Connor Ross pass – NKEC’s second interception of the game - and ran it in for another score. Kelvin Upshaw also had an interception for NKEC.

“The defence was outstanding (NKEC has allowed just 29 points in six games this season), and the whole team played great complementary football,” Titans’ head coach Reg Ogilvie said.

On the other side, CK head coach Larry Priestnall had “no explanations” for his team’s poor performance. The Gators managed only 124 yards in total offence.

“Congratulations to Reg and his coaching staff,” Priestnall said. “Their players were definitely more prepared than we were.”

Priestnall said he and his staff had scouted the Titans, but in the end, “we were prepared for something they ended up not doing.”

He added, “I don’t know if it was the cold, a night game, or playing at Acadia, but we were flat as a pancake.

“Their O-line beat up on our D-line, and their D-line beat up on our O-line. Mike Ogilvie had an outstanding game, easily his best of the season. They definitely were the better team.”

Priestnall was philosophical about the loss. “I expected we would probably lose a game sooner or later,” he said, “but I still don’t like it. I hope we end up playing them again,” and on that occasion, “the result is different.”

Meanwhile, a disappointing season continued for the West Kings Wolverines, who dropped a 10-1 decision to Avon View Oct. 18 in Windsor to fall to 1-5 on the season.

Jadon Abriel accounted for the only West Kings point when he booted a missed field goal through the end zone.

“It was a hard game,” Wolverines’ head coach Aaron Evans said, “and one we didn’t want to lose. Hopefully we will be able to shift our focus from that game to this Saturday’s (Oct. 24) meeting with NKEC, “ a scheduled 2:30 p.m. start in Auburn.

Central Kings has the Oct. 24 weekend off, while Avon View hosts Dr. J.H. Gillis Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. in Windsor.

Entering play Oct. 24, the D-3 standings had NKEC and CK both at 5-1, Avon View at 3-2, West Kings at 1-5 and Dr. Gillis winless at 0-5. 

Horton, which also had the Oct. 17 weekend off, was at 0-5 in D-1 heading into their Oct. 25 game at CEC in Truro.

 

NKEC rode its running game, and in particular a career performance from tailback Michael Ogilvie, and a total team effort on defence to the victory.

The Titans improved to 5-1 on the season with the win. CK, which suffered its first loss since the 2013 season, dropped into a tie with NKEC at 5-1, with the Titans now holding the tiebreaker if the teams should finish the regular season still tied.

On a cool evening on Raymond Field, NKEC established its running game early, with Gavin Schofield opening the scoring early in the first quarter. Ogilvie, Schofield and Royce Glomeau ran seemingly at will through the Gators’ defence.

Ogilvie, who was also kicking the converts, made it 14-0 with his first of two rushing touchdowns, followed by a second convert. He then scored again to give the Titans a 21-0 halftime lead.

In the second half, quarterback Jordan Simon scored a rushing touchdown, and Ogilvie picked off a Connor Ross pass – NKEC’s second interception of the game - and ran it in for another score. Kelvin Upshaw also had an interception for NKEC.

“The defence was outstanding (NKEC has allowed just 29 points in six games this season), and the whole team played great complementary football,” Titans’ head coach Reg Ogilvie said.

On the other side, CK head coach Larry Priestnall had “no explanations” for his team’s poor performance. The Gators managed only 124 yards in total offence.

“Congratulations to Reg and his coaching staff,” Priestnall said. “Their players were definitely more prepared than we were.”

Priestnall said he and his staff had scouted the Titans, but in the end, “we were prepared for something they ended up not doing.”

He added, “I don’t know if it was the cold, a night game, or playing at Acadia, but we were flat as a pancake.

“Their O-line beat up on our D-line, and their D-line beat up on our O-line. Mike Ogilvie had an outstanding game, easily his best of the season. They definitely were the better team.”

Priestnall was philosophical about the loss. “I expected we would probably lose a game sooner or later,” he said, “but I still don’t like it. I hope we end up playing them again,” and on that occasion, “the result is different.”

Meanwhile, a disappointing season continued for the West Kings Wolverines, who dropped a 10-1 decision to Avon View Oct. 18 in Windsor to fall to 1-5 on the season.

Jadon Abriel accounted for the only West Kings point when he booted a missed field goal through the end zone.

“It was a hard game,” Wolverines’ head coach Aaron Evans said, “and one we didn’t want to lose. Hopefully we will be able to shift our focus from that game to this Saturday’s (Oct. 24) meeting with NKEC, “ a scheduled 2:30 p.m. start in Auburn.

Central Kings has the Oct. 24 weekend off, while Avon View hosts Dr. J.H. Gillis Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. in Windsor.

Entering play Oct. 24, the D-3 standings had NKEC and CK both at 5-1, Avon View at 3-2, West Kings at 1-5 and Dr. Gillis winless at 0-5. 

Horton, which also had the Oct. 17 weekend off, was at 0-5 in D-1 heading into their Oct. 25 game at CEC in Truro.

 

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