Updated: Jul 23
During the team huddle the Essex Ravens looked locked in for their quarterfinal game against Kingston and head coach Glen Mills sensed the hunger. "We had a great week of practice. Kids were dialed in and I knew we were ready."
The Ravens scored two quick touchdowns in the first quarter to set the tone. Three minutes into the game the offensive line opened up a big hole in the middle allowing Donavyn Osman to pick up 13 yards to the Grenadiers' one-yard line. He punched it in on the next play for a 7-0 Ravens lead.
Osman would score again on the next series forcing the ball in from 10-yards out. Quarterback Nick Dimovski connected with Keyanni Elliott on a 40-yard bomb that put Kingston on their heels facing a 28-0 deficit. The Ravens would go on to win 48-0. "I am very proud of the way our kids played and handled the situation and game." said Mills who showed some excitement after a third quarter Nick Baeni pick-6.
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Essex will now travelled to Cornwall for the league semi-final July 29th against the Wildcats. "I think our kids are excited to play in the semi-finals and understand that we are defending champions and we are hungry to defend that championship."