May 23, 2018


The storied Orléans Bengals Midget Team is pleased to announce that as part of joining the Quebec Midget Football League for the 2018 season, the team will be named the Orléans Raftsmen.

The Raftsmen bilingual heritage of Orléans and Ottawa is rich in tradition and our Midget football club will echo the spirits of the land, the rivers and the people of the Ottawa Valley.

“This will be an exciting and rewarding opportunity for our players to play in one of the best football leagues in the country,” said George Zigoumis, president of the Orléans Bengals. “Our football club is committed to developing these student athletes by enhancing higher education possibilities for them.”

For athletes 16 and 17 years of age born in (2001, 2002) looking to play for an Ontario-Quebec inter-provincial championship and gain exposure to CEGEPs and universities, message the Head Coach Ron Raymond at ronraymond@rogers.com

Club House Location

The Orleans Raftsmen club house is located in the north end zone of the Garneau High School Football field situated at 6588 Carrière St, Orléans, ON K1C 1J4.


Montreal/Ottawa, May 4th, 2018 – The Quebec Midget Football League and the National Capital Amateur Football Association announce the official launch of the Midget Football Big 10 Canada. This is a game-changing football experience for players and coaches in Eastern Canada. The Midget Football Big 10 Canada will be made up of 10 teams among the 16 clubs of the QMFL and NCAFA. 

Teams in the Midget Football Big 10 Canada will play 2 cross divisional games which will count in each team’s respective league standings. The QMFL and NCAFA champions will participate in the Midget Big 10 Championship Game held each November. Teams not scheduled to play in the regular season cross over games can still qualify for the Midget Football Big 10 Championship Game by winning the QMFL’s Wilbert Scott Division and entering the QMFL play-off structure as the 4th rank team.

As part of the revamp, we are pleased to announce the addition of the Orleans Bengals to the QMFL Wilbert Scott Division, as well as the return of the Gatineau Vikings to QMFL play in 2018. The Midget Football Big 10 Canada is now the premier place to get prepared and scouted for the next level. Stay tuned for more exciting news as we announce the 2018 schedule and establish regular podcasts and power rankings.  

Midget Football Big 10 Line up for 2018 

  • Bel-Air Norsemen (NCAFA)  
  • Greenfield Park Packers (QMFL)
  • Kanata Knights (NCAFA)
  • Lasalle Warriors (QMFL)
  • Myers Riders (NCAFA)
  • Nepean Eagles (NCAFA)
  • North Gloucester Giants (NCAFA)
  • North Shore Mustangs (QMFL)
  • St Leonard Cougars (QMFL)
  • Sun Youth Hornets (QMFL)


Wilbert Scott Division

  • St Laurent Spartan
  • Chateauguay Raiders
  • Gatineau Vikings
  • Sherbrooke Bulldogs
  • Orleans Raftsmen
  • St-Lazare Stallions 


“The QMFL has a long-standing tradition of excellence and the NCAFA is looking forward to the partnership that will promote this great game at this highly competitive level.” Stephen Dean, President- NCAFA.

“In the NCAFA we found a partner who shares a common vision and goal to promote the sport and the opportunities for growth it represents for our players and coaches.” Renzo Fraraccio, President – QMFL

About the QMFL and NCAFA 

The QMFL was formed in 1978 and has 11 teams. The NCAFA was formed in 1955 and has five midget teams participating in the Big Ten conference. Stay tuned for more exciting news as we announce the 2018 schedule and establish regular podcasts and power rankings.