2016 / 2017 - Looking back and looking ahead!
Aug 19, 2016, 5:45 pm
Every season brings its challenges and rewards. This season was especially rewarding as the on-field results represent a significant improvement over the 2015 season.
Our regular season record improved from 2 - 6 to 4- 4, we defeated Steel City in a 1/4 final, and we came within 5 yards of a berth in the NFC championship game.
This year we welcomed many rookies to the team and they all made a strong contribution and played a huge role in our improved performance. Many new and lasting friendships were developed.
We take pride in providing a home for 50 - 60 senior players in the community and we take pride in representing the Tri-City football community at home and all over Ontario.
We look ahead to the 2017 season with much optimism. Our efforts will be focussed on continuing to provide a home for those 50 - 60 senior players and competing for a championship.
To succeed we need a mix of veterans and rookies. We encourage any interested players to join the team. The Outlaws would love to hear from you if you have 5 years of CIS experience or if you last played in high school 10 years ago. If you work hard and listen to the coaches you will get your reps - but they have to be earned.
We recommend that you:
- Fill out the prospects info page at this site
- Request to join our Facebook recruiting group
- Watch this web site for announcements
We look forward to seeing you soon!
We thank all players, coaches, volunteers, fans, and media contacts for everything they do!
Tri-City Outlaws Executives, Coaches, Volunteers, and Players
Outlaws season ends with tough semi-final loss
Aug 14, 2016, 2:03 pm
The Tri-City Outlaws football season ended Saturday with a 18 - 14 loss semi-final loss to the hometown Sarnia Imperials. The Outlaws had an unusually fast start and scored the game’s first touchdown but the Imperials answered back immediately with a touchdown on the ensuing kickoff. The Imperials had the lead 17 – 14 at the half.
With 5 minutes to go in the game the Imperials gambled in their own end on a 4th down with 1 yard to go but were turned back by the Outlaws defence. One good gain and one Imperial penalty gave the Outlaws first down on the Imperial’s five yard line. The Imperials defence stood tall and turned back 4 Outlaws attempts to score the winning touchdown.
Quarterback Dan Daigle completed 18 of 32 passes for 202 yards. Ryan Watt-Dennis (1 TD), Jesse Hill, Josh Reason, Brian Lane, and Max Knight all caught passes. Josh Reason also ran for 75 tough yards and 1 touchdown on 24 carries. Kris Kusch scored the other touchdown on a 1 yard plunge.
Osman Sokolovic led the defence with 5 tackles and 1 interception. Sokolovic was particularly effective covering the always dangerous NFC leading receiver Ryan Lounsbury. Kris Kusch had 4 tackles, Jesse Collins had 4 tackles, and Shawn Diebold Jason Adomako each had 3 tackles. Jake Egers had two tackles and 1 interception. Townson Ramsey sacked the Imperial’s quarterback once for a 10 yard loss.
Stay tuned for 2017 announcements and plans!!
Outlaws advance to semi-finals!
Aug 7, 2016, 12:52 pm
Saturday the Tri-City defeated the Steel City Patriots by a score of 29 – 18 and advanced to the NFC semi-finals. The Outlaws will travel to Sarnia next to Saturday to play the division leading Imperials. The Outlaws had to come behind with the Patriots scoring first on a touchdown late in the first quarter.
With a 21-7 lead nearing the end of the first half the Outlaws seemed to be in complete control but a late 2nd quarter TD by the Patriots made for an exciting second half. A solid running game allowed the Outlaws to use up the clock in the second half but the outcome was in doubt up to the final minute.
Running back Josh Reason led the offence with 130 yards on 30 carries scoring 3 touchdowns on the night. Kris Kusch scored the other touchdown on a 1 yard plunge. Dan Daigle completed 10 of 15 passes for 188 yards. Five receivers caught passes: Josh Reason, Jesse Hill, Max Knight, Brian Lane, and Ryan Watt-Dennis. Jose Patino kicked 3 successful conversions; Kris Kusch ran for a 2-point conversion.
Kris Kusch led the defence with 8 tackles, Jesse Collins and Marc Fernandes both made 4 tackles. The Outlaws picked off 4 Steel City passes – four players had one interception each: Jesse Collins, Shayden Smith, Jake Egers, and Cody Quinney.
Outlaws Host 1/4 Final vs. Steel City Patriots - Aug 6
Aug 1, 2016, 12:03 pm
The Outlaws will host a 1/4 Final game against the Steel City Patriots Saturday August 6, 7:000pm kickoff at Rogers Field, Cambridge.
The Outlaws defeated the Patriots July 23 in an exciting game in a very close game in Hamilton.
We are looking forward to a great night of football!
Outlaws end regular season with a Win !
Jul 24, 2016, 4:51 pm
Saturday the Tri-City Outlaws finished the regular season on a strong note with an exciting 21 – 14 win over the hometown Steel City Patriots. The Outlaws were ahead 14 – 0 at the half but the Patriots stormed back with two touchdowns early in the third quarter. The Outlaws scored the only touchdown of the final quarter to secure the win.
Quarterback Dan Daigle completed 20 of 35 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns. Jesse Hill caught 2 of the passes for touchdowns. Rookie Brian Lane scored the game winning touchdown on a 22 yard reception. Josh Reason ran for 110 yards and also caught 5 passes for 40 yards.
Former Laurier Golden Hawk Jesse Collins led the defense making 7 tackles. Defensive back Osman Sokolovic had a strong game making 4 tackles and breaking up several Patriot pass attempts. Sophomore lineman Rodney St. Louis made a key play during the Patriots’ last minute drive by sacking their QB for a 15 yard loss. Deryl Kelly and Jake Egers each made 1 interception. Townson Ramsey made 2 QB sacks; Elliott Corsten-Pine and Shayden Smith made 1 QB sack each.
With the win the Outlaws evened their record at 4 – 4. The Outlaws have a bye week coming up and will play a quarter-final game August 6. Location and opponent are to be determined but with this win there is a very good chance the Outlaws will host.
Game 7 Win - 11 Seconds To Go!
Jul 17, 2016, 3:32 pm
Saturday the Tri-City Outlaws improved their record to 3 -4 with a thrilling 28 – 24 victory over the visiting Sudbury Spartans. The game was a see-saw affair with the lead changing hand several times and the winning touchdown scored with only 11 seconds left on the clock.
Quarterback Dan Daigle led the Outlaws offense completing 29 of 39 passes for 463 yards and two touchdowns. His favourite targets were Jesse Hill (10 catches, 226 yards, 2 touchdowns) and Ryan Watt-Dennis (12 catches, 158 yards). Josh Reason ran for 50 yards and scored one touchdown. Linebacker Kris Kusch changed sides and scored the winning touchdown on a one yard plunge.
Deryl Kelly led the defense making 6 tackles; Kris Kusch made 5 tackles. Jake Egers intercepted Sudbury quarterback Travis Campbell’s last second Hail Mary pass attempt.
The Outlaws finish the regular season on the road July 23 in Hamilton. All NFC teams will then have a week off. The Outlaws are well positioned to be at home for a ¼ final game August 6 but it is not yet guaranteed.
Jul 3, 2016, 12:21 pm
Saturday the Tri-City Outlaws were defeated 42 – 23 by the visiting Sarnia Imperial; their record dropped to 2 - 4 while Sarnia improved to 4 - 1.
Quarterback Dan Daigle put up pretty good numbers in the losing cause completing 21 of 30 passes for 250 yards and 3 touchdowns. Rookie receiver Ryan Watt-Dennis was on the receiving end of 10 of Daigle’s throws for 140 yards; one of the catches was for a touchdown. Josh Reason ran for 70 yards and caught a touchdown pass. Jess Hill caught 6 passes for 80 yards.
Jake Egers and Dan Waring led the defense making 5 tackles each; Deryl Kelly made 4 tackles. Townson Ramsey sacked the Imperials’ QB Pat Wright 2 times for a total of 32 yards in losses. But it was not enough to stop QB Wright from teaming up with receiver Ryan Lounsbury on 6 passes for 110 yards and 3 TDs. Lounsbury had another 20 yard catch on a pass thrown by RB Julian Shadd-Gentry. Kevin MacMillan led the Sarnia defense with 6 tackles. Josh Wright and Randy Trice each made 1 interception for Sarnia.
The Outlaws have a bye week coming up; they are at home Saturday, July 16 7:00pm at Rodgers Field when they will host the Sudbury Spartans.
Jun 26, 2016, 5:16 pm
Saturday the Tri-City Outlaws improved their record to 2 - 3 with an impressive 30 – 6 win over the hometown Sault Ste Marie Steelers.
Quarterback Dan Daigle put up great numbers completing 17 of 23 passes for just over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns. Rookie receiver Ryan Watt-Dennis was on the receiving end of 6 of Daigle’s throws for 160 yards; one of the catches was for a touchdown. Jesse Hill also had 6 catches, 1 for a touchdown. Josh Reason carried the ball 16 times for 80 yards including a 56 yard touchdown. The Outlaws offensive line is starting to make a statement; for the third straight game QB Daigle was not sacked by the opposition.
Devin McMullin and Rodney St Louis led the defense making 6 tackles each. Kris Kusch made 4 tackles and Dan Waring made 4. The Outlaws had the Steelers’ QB on the run with Kris Kusch, Dan Waring, and Devin McMullin all registering sacks.
The Outlaws are home Saturday, July 2 7:00pm at Rodgers Field when they will host the division leading Sarnia Imperials.
Jun 19, 2016, 12:41 pm
Saturday the Tri-City Outlaws record dropped to 1 - 3 following a hard fought 25 – 9 loss to the visiting Ottawa Invaders. The Outlaws fell behind early and were down 14 – 0 at the end of the first quarter.
Strong offensive contributions by quarterback Dan Daigle (completed 14 passes out of 30 attempts for 180 yards) and rookie receiver Ryan Watt-Dennis (6 receptions for 85 yards) kept the Outlaws in the game but were not enough to secure a win. The team had several strong drives but stalled in the red zone. Rookie kicker Jose Patino finished off three of the drives with successful field goals.
Rookie linebacker Jesse Collins had a strong night making 5.5 tackles - he was named the Waterloo Region Crimestoppers Player of the Game. Linebacker Krish Kusch turned in his usual strong performance with 5 tackles. Jake Egers, Adam Reath, Shayden Smith, and Cody Quinney each made 4 tackles. Ken Myers made one interception.
The Outlaws are on the road June 25 traveling to Sault Ste Marie; returning home July 2
Jun 12, 2016, 12:19 pm
Saturday the Tri-City Outlaws improved their record to 1 - 2 with a thrilling 14 -13 overtime victory over the visiting Sault Ste Marie Steelers. Both clubs scored on their overtime possessions; the Outlaws successful conversion was the margin of victory.
Quarterback Dan Daigle completed 19 passes out of 36 attempts for 230 yards and 1 TD. Rookie receiver Max Knight had 6 receptions for over 100 yards. Josh Reason ran for 90 yards including a 17 yard TD. Derek Mulder scored the overtime TD on a 15 yard catch in the end zone.
The Steelers ran the ball over 50 times so the Outlaws linebackers had a busy night; Kris Kusch made 14 tackles and Devin McMullin made 6. Deryl Kelly, Brian Adams, and Jake Egers each made 4 tackles.
The Outlaws are at home Saturday June 18, 7:00pm when they will host the Ottawa Invaders at Rogers Field Cambridge.