Île Perrot Patriots win Coupe Alouettes Provincial Cup
PHOTO COURTESY SCOTT MACNAB
Hot off the heels of their win against the St. Lazare Stallions, the Île Perrot Patriots delivered another major comeback to win the Coupe Alouettes Provincial Cup November 14 at the Molson stadium in Montreal.
Following their win over the St. Lazare Stallions November 8 securing their move to the provincials, the Île Perrot Patriots beat the La Prairie Diablos for the Coupe Alouettes Provincial Cup November 14 at the Molson stadium in Montreal (Pee-wee AAA Division).
The first half saw La Diablos go up 21 to 0 with three touchdowns. The team scored another touchdown in the third quarter to take a commanding 28 to 0 lead with only nine minutes left in the third quarter. The Patriots then mounted a comeback that made Quebec football history. They scored four consecutive touchdowns to tie the game only to have La Diablos score twice in the fourth quarter to take a 41 to 28 lead. The Patriots came back again and with only 36 seconds left in the game, Patrick Cumberbatch tied the game at 41 to 41 with a touchdown on a 60-yard-run.
Overtime! Canadian Football League (CFL) rules each team has one possession from the 35-yard line. Patrick Cumberbatch scored again and with three touchdowns, was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the game). We stop them on Defence and we win the the Championship!
There was a loud boisterous crowd at the Stadium - largely Patriot supporters - who deserve credit with helping the Patriots make their comeback.
Quarterback Kyle Bouchard engineered the stunning comeback (even playing defense in the fourth and overtime) and in a touching moment he presented the game ball to his aunt who is in a wheel chair battling cancer.
It was an incredible team effort. They never gave upon themselves or each other. They are all true champions
Pat Cumberbatch had three touchdowns and ran for 160 yards.
Other touchdowns were scored by Eric Cumberbatch, Dylan Boisdeghen and Dylan Curotte.