Valleyfield College Noir et Or Football team has a remarkable comeback


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The Noir et Or football team bounced back to win their game against the Lynx of Collège Édouard-Montpetit by a score of 52-37.

What a turnaround for Valleyfield’s Noir et Or team! The players showed remarkable perseverance in the October 8 confrontation against the Lynx of Collège Édouard-Montpetit. After this exciting game, the home team celebrated with a final score of 52-37.

The seventh game of the season was hosted by IGA Lacas, a major sponsor of the home team, who joined the Noir et Or to host their former athletes.

While the rain was falling at the beginning of the confrontation, the Lynx started the game well by registering two touchdowns in the first five minutes. The Noir et Or then faced a 14-1 deficit for the Lynx. The local team came back before the end of the first half. Number 32 Maxime Gareau scored the first touchdown of his own on a nine-yard run. Thereafter, the Noir et Or took advantage of some defensive shortcomings of their opponents to make the score 15-14 on a pass from Number 15 Kelley Brossard to Number18, Julien Rivest.

Also in the first half, the Lynx attempted to build on their offensive, but were unable to break through the defensive of the Noir et Or. The visitor team found themselves cornered. Maxime Gareau and Number 7 William Lavoie took the opportunity to score a touchdown each, sealing the score of the first half to 31-14.

In the third quarter, the Lynx were back in the game by scoring on a touchdown from five yards, narrowing the score 31-21. The home team immediately retaliated with Maxime Gareau scoring a third touchdown. Noir et Or assured their lead early in the fourth quarter with a touchdown by Julien Rivest, bringing the score to 45-21. Later in the fourth quarter, the team of Édouard-Montpetit hung on to bring the score to 45-29, after a failed punt transformation. Maxime Gareau then completed his fourth touchdown of the game, putting the win out of reach of the visitors. The Lynx persevered by winning the last points of the match to seal the clash 52-37.

The next game will be on Saturday, October 15 at 1 p.m. against the Nordiques of Collège Lionel-Groulx.

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