Amateur Football Report
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Lakeshore Cougars versus St. Lazare Stallions
Last weekend marked the start of the playoff season for some of the local amateur football teams and the St. Lazare Stallions Midget team, who finished 5th in the regular season, were on the road visiting the Sherbrooke Bulldogs who finished 3rd.
The Stallions got on the scoreboard first with a 20-yard field goal by #88 Troy Lendvay. The Stallions defense then took over and forced the Bulldogs to a 3-and-out, and their offense took advantage. Stallions quarterback Jared Gallant hooked up with #7 Liam Barclay for a 45-yard pass and run play for a major and a 10-0 lead.
The only points Sherbrooke was able to score was on specialty teams with a 65-yard punt return for a major. The Stallions defense, lead by Riley Pincombe with four interceptions and Caleb DaSilva with one interception and a fumble recovery, then shut the door on the Bulldogs. The Stallions won by a score of 17-9 and now play in the semi-finals against the St. Laurent Spartans this Saturday night, November 5, in St. Laurent.
The Stallions’ Bantam team played the Lakeshore Cougars in their quarter-final of the Quebec Bantam football league. The Cougars, who were relegated from 1st division to 2nd division for the finals, ended up pulling out a win by a score of 22-7. All of the points except for one were scored in the first half of the game. The Lakeshore Cougars now go on to face the St. Bruno Barons in the semi-finals of the QBFL Divison 2 playoffs.
The Western Patriots’ Bantam hosted the Châteauguay Raiders last Saturday, October 29, at Chêne-Bleue field in Pincourt. Châteauguay came out of the gate fast, scoring 14 points in the first quarter. Then the Patriots’ defense held a strong lead by big plays from Defensive End Devan Budwal and Linebacker Brandon To. Unfortunately the offense could not get in the end zone and the Châteauguay Raiders ended up winning 14-0. The Raiders now go on to face the St. Bruno Barons Two in the semi-finals.
John Abbott College played host to Sherbrooke last Saturday in Ste. Anne de Bellevue. Abbott finished 4th in the regular season while Sherbrooke finished 5th. Great place-kicking by Jacob Austen who was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals and gave the Islanders the lead early on in the game. A strong run game lead by Jeremy Pryde and Kwame Osei and three catches by Jeremy Comeau lead the Islanders to a convincing 30-10 win. The Islanders are now visiting Cégep Lionel-Groulx this Saturday, November 5, at 2:30 p.m. for the semi-final game of the College playoffs.
This weekend all the younger teams will be in action. The Game of the Week will be the 10-0 Mosquito Patriots taking on the Lasalle Warriors at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 5, at École Chêne-Bleue in Pincourt.