The UNB Reds played in the championship game on Remembrance Day against the Dalhousie Tigers. Both teams throughout the season had a regular season record of 4-2 and were looking to take home the Moosehead Cup. The game was close, but in the end, the Reds came out on top, winning with a final score of 31-28.
The entire Reds team worked hard to make it to the finals. With each game this season, they have been able to improve their strategies offensively and defensively against their opponents. Since 2009, the Reds have won four and were looking to secure a fifth.
Star quarterback Jonah Rawlines put on a clinic for the Tigers. With an eagle-eye vision, he was able to one successful pass after another. In the first quarter, he threw a short pass to Jace Taylor, who ran 16 yards for a touchdown.
In the following play, the Reds would recover the Tigers’ received a kick-off to regain possession.
Near the end of the first, Sebastian Brown intercepted the Tigers’ pass and ran 53 yards for the Reds’ second touchdown.
Another offensive threat was Cameron Hayward, who bullied the Tigers’ defence. He would score a touchdown trampling through the D-line one yard away. On back-to-back plays, he ran 18 yards, then another 11.
Justin Remillard would also put in work for the Reds. In the second quarter alone, he would run over 50 yards. He would get his touchdown in the third; catching a 33 yards pass from Rawlines.
Nick Appleby had his moment when he ran 12 yards after intercepting a Tigers’ pass in the third quarter.
Around seven minutes left in the fourth, Dalhousie scored a touchdown to put them within three points. With a title on the line, the Reds stepped up their game.
Rawlines would fake a pass and run 14 yards. Justin Remillard would catch a 13-yard pass from Rawlines. Nick Parker, Matthew Lafleur, and Cameron Hayward ran 12, 14, and 9 yards respectively.
With seconds left on the clock, the Reds begin to celebrate, winning their university’s fifth championship, the most in league history now.