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Sarnia Imperials Win Season/Home Opener

May 27, 2012

The Sarnia Imperials opened their season at home with special
guest,  CFL Legend and former Toronto Argonauts Coach Leo Cahill making the coin toss.

The Sarnia Imperials of the National Football Conference won their season/home opener 28 - 14  over the Oakville Longhorns before the home crowd at Norm Perry Park Saturday night.

In the first quarter the Longhorns went up 7 - 0 after quarterback Robin Medeiros ran 73 yards for a touchdown and the conversion was good.  In the second quarter the Imperials drove 56 yards and finished off with Steve Perry throwing a touchdown pass to Cory Johnson to tie up the score 7 - 7.

In the 3rd quarter on another Imperials drive Deshawn Hayes took the handoff and threw to Matt Goulais in the endzone for the touchdown.  Extra point kick was good to go up 14 - 7. 

Longhorns failed a touchdown attempt but earned the single point.  With less than six minutes remaining Alex Pimetal took a pass from Julian Shadd-Gentry and extra point was good to increase the score to 21 - 9.  Longhorns continue to push and quaterback Medeiros ran again 46 yards for his second touchdown.  Longhorns failed at the extra point.

The Imperials added to the score when Shadd-Gentry ran the ball 69 yards for the touchdown and the final kick was good giving the Imperials their first win of the season.


The Imperials are back in action as they travel to the University of Waterloo on June 2 when they meet the 2011 NFC Champions Tri City Outlaws.