This season's varsity opener saw the Trent Renegades steamroll the Nottingham Outlaws at the Harvey Haddon Stadium on a nippy Friday night. The Trent offense were rampant and the Outlaws lost concentration in the second half as they slipped to a fourth consecutive Varsity American Football loss, a fourth league loss this year and, ultimately, the end of their season.
The Renegades started fast and never really let up. After winning the toss and electing to receive the ball first, game MVP, quarterback Danny Miller started steadily moving the chains thanks, largely, to Trent's double speared running attack in the form of Miller himself and powerful running back Leonardo Glasgow. Aided by a personal foul from the Outlaws, Miller eventually capped off the opening drive with a touchdown, running into the endzone untouched to conclude a possession that had taken up most of the 1st quarter and didn't include a single pass play. The Outlaws responded with a gutsy drive including powerful runs from Dan Levett and very intelligent play from QB Luca Rossoni. However, after deciding to gamble on 4th down deep in Renegades territory, going for a first down as opposed to taking a field goal, the Outlaws turned the ball over as a Levett run came up just short of the 1st down marker.