SIX NATIONS — After clearing a four game series with the Guelph Regals, the Six Nations Rebels cracked open their second playoff round with the Windsor Clippers on Friday, July 5.
They brought home the win 12-7 away from home, which set the tone for the rest of the series.
On Tuesday, July 9 the scores reached higher than expected as both teams came to play.
In the first 15 minutes of play, the Clippers and Rebels were tied 3-3 after Marshall Powless put away two and Weylon Abrams put in a single.
But the rest of the period allowed the Rebels to reach further ahead as Marshall Powless entered another double while Tayton Skye and Chayton King forced singles by the end of the period.
The second opened up with a bury by Dawit Martin, three more for Marshall Powless and singles by Tayton Skye and Owen Martin. The Clippers could only muster an answer of four.
The third began 13-7 for the Rebels and the Clippers put away four more to finish scoring on their part.
But the Rebels were quick to continue on with their momentum, as singles came fro Dayton Hill, Wesley Whitlow, Gregory Elijah-Brown and Marshall Powless, as Weylon Abrams and Mason Hill put up doubles.
This finalized the contest 21-11 for the Rebels.
The following Friday, the Rebels brought game three to the ILA where the Clippers had a final chance to cinch a win.
With four goals racked up by Windsor, and Five put away by the Rebels from Wesley Whitlow (2), Tycie Cowan, Chayton King and Gregory Elijah-Brown, the game looked like it would be close.
However, the initial closeness of the score was misleading as the Rebels came out full force in the second period.
Daris Anderson put away a single, while Weylon Abrams, Tycie Cowan and Wesley Whitlow each put away doubles to end the period ahead 12-5.
By the third, any hopes of making a come back on the Clippers side were futile, as the game slowed down.
Jesse Longboat and Dawit Martin buried singles to finalize the game after a single goal went in for the Clippers 14-6.
Now the Rebels will move on to face the Hamilton Bengals, who share nearly the same playoff stats with the Rebels.
In the Eastern Conference, the Nepean Knights will be hosted by the Akwesasne Indians on July 20, as both teams enter their third series as well.
Game one in the third round for the Rebels will be coming this Friday, July 19 at 8 p.m., at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.