October 2010 Archives

Dimanche / Sunday 31 October, 2010

Séries éliminatoires / Playoffs
(13 h) CEGEP Valleyfield 22  @ Chicoutimi 14

Samedi / Saturday 30 October, 2010

Séries éliminatoires / Playoffs
(13 h) Greenfield Park 31  vs Stallions Midget 22

Midget team game stats

Westwood Jr. H.S., St-Lazare, QC
QMFL, Jack Simpson Cup playoffs, Oct. 30, 2010, 1 pm

COMPTE RENDU / SUMMARY
Première Quart / First Quarter
St-Lazare - TD, Bryce Vieira, 7-yd run (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) appr. 5:00
Greenfield Park - TD, #18, 56-yd catch (#18 convert kick) appr. 7:00
Deuxième Quart / Second Quarter
Greenfield Park - FG, #18, 18-yd appr. 1:30
Greenfield Park - TD, #18, 10-yd catch (#18 convert kick) 11:29
St-Lazare - TD, Pier-Olivier Cherrier, 87-yd catch (convert kick failed) 13:19
Greenfield Park - TD, #18, 5-yd catch (#18 convert kick) 14:43
Troisième Quart / Third Quarter
Greenfield Park - TD, #18, 19-yd catch (#18 convert kick) 5:41
St-Lazare - TD, Bryce Vieira, 7-yd catch (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 8:08
Quatrième Quart / Fourth Quarter
St-Lazare - Safety, conceded by Packers #18 1:40

Greenfield Park Packers
 
7
17
7
0

31
St-Lazare Stallions
 
7
6
7
2

22

Attendance - approximately 100
.La traduction est en cours. Desole. Several midget players got into the record books during the game against the Greenfield Park Packers but I'm sure that if they had a choice they would trade those record performances for a win without any hesitation.

Here is what most spectators in the stands and along the sidelines probably did not realize:

  • the two touchdowns that Bryce Vieira scored during the game gave him 19 for the season which is a new midget team record, beating the previous mark of 18 set by Chris McCarthy in 2006
  • the 87-yd TD catch that Pier-Oliver Cherrier made was the second longest passing play in midget team history
  • the 63-yd kickoff return by Francis Perreault was the 7th longest by any Stallions midget player
  • the 115 points scored by Maxime Trudeau during the season tied Justin McLean for 2nd place for the most points scored, which made the 114 points scored by Bryce Vieira the 4th best performance in midget team history
In the end, however, it was the rain and the muddy field conditions that everyone will remember for contributing to the turnovers which were the biggest factor in determining the outcome of the game. The Packers turned the ball over only three times while Stallions did it eight times. Most damaging were the four turnovers in the 4th quarter after Stallions narrowed the Packers' lead to 31-22 early on and appeared poised to make a comeback.

Pier-Olivier Cherrier was the outstanding player on offense with 160 yards on four catches.

On defense, Johnathan Bondy stood out with two QB sacks while Nicolas Lefebvre had one. Dorian Amaury made an interception. Leading tacklers were Jean-Danny Chouinard, Codey Daly, Bondy and Nicholas Gagnon-Parsons.

There is a very nice article about this game on the Footbec.com web site.

Séries éliminatoires / Playoffs
(13 h) Jean-Grou 19  vs Cité-des-Jeunes Cadet A 31

Vendredi / Friday 29 October, 2010

 Séries éliminatoires / Playoffs
(18 h) Cité-des-Jeunes Juvenile AA 44  @ Dalbé-Viau 46

Séries éliminatoires / Playoffs
(16 h) Loyola 30  vs Collège Bourget Cadet AA 0


La traduction est en cours. Désolé.

Two week ago I posted the list of QJFL top players in several different categories at the half-way point in the season even though the season was drawing to a close. The reason for the delay was that the game statistics for the first four weeks were not complete because some teams either do not submit statistics or they provide them late.

Now that the regular season is over it would be interesting to see who were the top players and how the Stallions compared to the rest of the league.

The information below was compiled using all the data that is currently available either on the league website or from my own sources and it accounts for 93.75% of all the complete data set. In fact, it represents 22.5 of the 24 games that were played. The half is for the Sep. 26 game between the Jr. Riders and the Monarx for which only the statistics for the Ottawa team are available. The other missing data is for the Oct. 10 game between the Raiders and the Monarx.


Here are some noteworthy observations about the final stats:
  • Chris McCarthy finished the season tied for first place for the most points scored with 84
  • Kevin Morin-Lockhead was the best defensive player in the league and five other Stallions were amongst the top 18 players.
  • Chris McCarthy did not retain his rushing crown from last year but still finished 4th.
  • C-O Conway had the most sacks in the league while Nick Lux had the most fumble recoveries
The only category where Stallions did not do well was receiving where the highest placed player was Chase Vieira who was 13-th on the list of receivers.
Les joueurs qui ont marqué le plus grand nombre des points Points scoring leaders
QJFL points scoring stats

Les meilleurs porteurs de ballon.

Rushing leaders
QJFL rushing leaders

Les meilleurs receveurs

Receiving leaders
QJFL receiving leaders

Les quarts-arrières

The quarterbacks
QJFL QB leaders

Les meneurs à  la défense

Defensive leaders
QJFL defensive stats

Les performance offensives et defensives de toutes les équipes.

Meilleur équipe offensive selon le nombre de verges gagnés.
Best team offfense by yards gained.

QJFL team offense stats

Offensive and defensive performances for each team.

Meilleur équipe defensive selon le nombre de verges gagnés par les adversaires.
Best team defense by yards allowed.

QJFL team defense stats
Si vous suivez la ligue LFMQ, vous auriez remarqué qu'on avait fait des changements importants au classement de la division Bruno Heppell dans les deux derniers jours.

Malheuresement, le site web de la ligue même n'offre aucune detail pour expliquer ces changements.

La raison pour ces changements est que la ligue avait décidé d'enlever aux Hornets de Sun Youth les points qu'ils avaient gagné dans cinq parties pendant lesquelles un joueur ineligible était membre de leur équipe.

Les parties qui sont affectées sont les suivantes:

  • gain de 23-7 contre L-L Wildcats le 27 août
  • gain de 13-9 sur les Laval Bulldogs le 4 sep.
  • gain de 22-0 sur le Greenfield Park le 10 sep.
  • gain de 27-7 contre Lasalle 18 sep.
  • gain de 28-8 contre St-Hubert le 25 sep.
Le résultat officiel pour toutes ces parties serà  une défaite de 0-6 pour Sun Youth.
J'ai affiché les classements de la division BH avant et aprés les changements sur la page du classement de l'équipe midget.
If you pay close attention to the QMFL you will have noticed that there a very important change was made in the standings of the Bruno Heppell division in the last two days.

Unfortunately, there is no information about this change on the league's website.

The change was made due to a decision by the league to take away the wins from the Sun Youth Hornets from five games in which they had a player who was not eligible to play for the Hornets.

The games which were affected were:

  • 23-7 win against L-L Wildcats on Aug. 27
  • 13-9 win over Laval Bulldogs on Sep. 4
  • 22-0 win over Greenfield Park on Sep. 10
  • 27-7 win over Lasalle on Sep. 18
  • 28-8 win over St-Hubert on Sep. 25
The official results for all these games will be a 0-6 loss for Sun Youth.
I have posted the BH division standings before and after the changes on the standings page for the midget team.

2010-Oct-25 suivi: la ligue vient tout juste d'annoncer la version officielle du classement final des équipes dans les deux divisions. Il est facile à  comprendre pourquoi a-t-on classé les équipes comme la ligue avait decidé.
Par exemple, si on se sert de la procédure de bris d'égalité quand il y a plus que deux équipes en égalité, on peut facilement le classement des quatres équipes de la division BH avec 8 points parce que si on considère seulement les parties entre ces équipes on verrait les résultats que l'on trouve ci-dessous.
Il faut noter que lorsque il y a plus que deux équipe en égalité alors on utilise les points marqués et les points accordés pour décider le classement au lieu des gains et des pertes. Les procédures de bris d'équalité sont décrites dans le Livre Vert.

2010-Oct-25 follow-up: the league has just announced the official version of the final division standings and most of it very clear and easy to understand.
For example, it easy to see why the four teams in the Bruno Heppell division which are tied with eight points were ranked the way the league shows them.This is because if we follow the tie-breaking procedure when more than two teams are tied and we consider only the games that those teams played against each other then the results would look like the table below.
When more than two teams are tied we use points scored and points allowed to determine the standings instead of wins and losses. The tie-breaking procedure is described in the Green Book.
QMFL BH div tie-break

Mais, si on regarde la division Wilbert Scott et les trois équipes en égalité avec 10 points, il est difficile à  comprendre pourquoi Victoriaville a été classé avant Lakeshore.
Encore, si on considère uniquement les parties impliquant ces trois équipes on verrait les résultats suivants:


But, if we look at the three teams in the Wilbert Scott division which are tied with 10 points, it is difficult to understand why Victoriaville is ranked ahead of Lakeshore.
Again, if we only take the games involving those three teams then the results would look as shown below.
QMFL WS div. tie-break

Il faut aussi poser la question qu'est ce qui s'est passé avec le match entre Victoriaville et Richelieu qu'on avait annulé et qu'on devait jouer encore. Définitivement, le résultat de ce match aurait aucun impact sur le classement de l'équipe de Richelieu parce qu'elle finirait en 9-ième place peut emporte le sort. Mais, pour Victoriaville, un gain leur assurerait la 5-ième position parce qu'ils auraient 12 points. Par contre, s'il auraient perdu le match alors ils devraient être classés en 6-ième position.
C'est vrai que qu'elle se soit le résultat Victoriaville jouerai toujours pour la Coupe Jack Simpson mais ils devraient jouer contre une équipe advers différente, tout comme l'équipe de Lakeshore.

The question that must also be asked is what decision was made regarding the cancelled game between Victoriaville and Richelieu that was supposed to be replayed. Certainly, for Richelieu the results of this game would make no difference because whether they would win or lose they would still finish in 9-th place. However, the outcome of the game would make a difference to Victoriaville because if they would win then they would have 12 points and there would be no question that they would finish 5-th. If they would lose that game then they should have finished 6-th. One way or the other Victoriaville would still be in the Jack Simpson Cup playoffs but both they and Lakeshore would play different opponents in the first round.

2010 Oct. 20-25: Résultats de parties / Game results

Lundi/Monday 25 Octobre, 2010

(13 h 30) Cité-des-Jeunes Juvenile AA 62 @ Selwyn House 28

Dimanche/Sunday 24 Octobre, 2010

Séries éliminatoires / Playoffs
(14 h) Stallions Junior 3 @ Chateauguay Raiders 7

Junior team game stats

Howard S. Billings H.S., Chateauguay, QC
QJFL, Manson Cup semi final, 24 Oct., 2010, 2 pm

COMPTE RENDU / SUMMARY
Première Quart / First Quarter
no scoring / pas de pointage
Deuxième Quart / Second Quarter
St-Lazare - FG, Alex Lewis, 25 yards 2:09
Troisième Quart / Third Quarter
Chateauguay - TD, Matthew Gulakow, 10-yd run (Andriy Kostiv convert kick) 5:03
Quatrième Quart / Fourth Quarter
no scoring / pas de pointage

St-Lazare Stallions
 
0
3
0
0

3
Chateauguay Raiders
 
0
0
7
0

7

Attendance - approximately 100
La traduction est en cours. Désolé. The junior team will have to wait another year before they can cross off all the remaining items on their bucket list.
Even though the Raiders gained almost 400 yards, the defense limited them to only seven points and kept the team in the game. Unfortunately, the offensive unit could not sustain most of their drives, going two-and-out on nine of their 15 possessions.

The Raiders offense wasn't much better but they were able to move the ball when it counted. The first time was at the start of the 2nd half when they scored a TD on a 10-play, 70-yd series. They came motivated out of the locker room after listening to the speech that Al Pacino makes in the movie Any Given Sunday. The second time was at the end of the game when they got the ball at their own 24-yd line with 3:02 left to play. They were able to obtain five first downs until they got to the Stallions 30-yd line when they took the knee twice to run out the clock and end the game.

The players who stood out on defense were C-O Conway who had two QB sacks while Kevin Morin-Lockhead had one. Sam Hansen and Morin -Lockhead each had an interception. Leading tacklers were Jordan Jasiukajc, Morin-Lockhead and Julien Allaire.


The following article written by Geoff Fage appeared in the Hudson Gazette.

The Junior Stallions finished third during the regular season and travelled to Chateauguay on Sunday afternoon to play the second-ranked Raiders in the do-or-die semi-final. The Stallions battled to the bitter end, losing 7-3 in an exciting defensive football game.
It was back and forth from the start with both teams aggressive in their play-calling as you would expect in the playoffs. In the first quarter, the Stallions offense struggled to get first downs but the defense responded by forcing turnovers. The first came from a leaping interception by Sam Hansen, giving the Stallions the ball on their own 50. After a two and out, the Raiders started from their 40 yard line and soon were on the Stallion 40 after a big run for 28 yards. A couple plays later, the Raiders were looking at 3rd and 1 from the Stallion 34, but Kevin Morin-Lockhead forced another Raider turnover by stuffing the Raider ball carrier behind the line of scrimmage.
In the second quarter, Kevin Morin Lockhead picked off a Raider pass, giving the Stallions the ball on the Raider 26 yard line. The offense advanced to the 21 and then kicked a field goal, taking a 3-0 lead with 12:51 remaining in the second quarter. A few series later, the Stallions got into scoring position again with a beautiful 55-yard pass from Maxim Bourgon to Alexandre Lamarch giving the Stallions the ball on the Raider 25 yard line. A couple plays later, the offense had to settle for a missed field goal attempt. Nearing the end of the half, with the Raiders slowly making gains around midfield, Kevin Morin Lockhead forced yet another turnover, sacking the quarterback on third down and giving the offense the ball on the Raider 49. The next play was another beautiful pass from Bourgon to Lamarch down the sideline. Lamarch made a great catch and immediately got hammered by a Raider defender. Lamarch was jarred to the ground shoulders first but immediately popped back up with the ball in his hand, demonstrating possession. The pass, however, was ruled incomplete. This was a terrible call, negating a 25 yard gain that would have put the Stallions in scoring position just before the end of the half. The Stallions went into the locker room with a 3-0 halftime lead.
The third quarter opened with the Raiders driving the ball down the field for a touchdown. They were advantaged along the way with another questionable call from an official. Bad calls from officials usually balance themselves out over the course of a game. This did not happen on Sunday, and in such a close game, every bad call is magnified. The Stallions rallied for the remainder of the game but were unable to score. Chris McCarthy dazzled fans with his lightning fast feet, and explosive acceleration. He is simply a joy to watch and a big offensive threat from anywhere on the field. The defense played outstandingly, holding a very good Raider football team to only 7 points. It was led by Kevin Lockhead Martin with significant contributions from Jordon Jasiukajc, Charles Conway and Marc-Andre Bourdeau.

(13 h) CEGEP St-Jérôme 15 @ Drummondville 52

(13 h) Lanaudière 13 vs CEGEP Valleyfield 21

Séries éliminatoires / Playoffs
Terrain / Field: Glen F. McHugh
(12 h) Stallions Atôme Bourgogne 25 @ Île-Bizard 26

Samedi/Saturday 23 Octobre, 2010

(19 h) Richelieu Pirates 0 vs Stallions Midget 50

Midget team game stats

Westwood Jr. H.S., St-Lazare, QC
QMFL, Wilbert Scott div., 23 Oct., 2010, 7:05 pm

COMPTE RENDU / SUMMARY
Première Quart / First Quarter
St-Lazare - TD, Maxime Trudeau, 5-yd run (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 2:37
St-Lazare - TD, Bryce Vieira, 35-yd run (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 4:45
St-Lazare - FG, Maxime Trudeau, 14-yd 7:35
St-Lazare - TD, Maxime Trudeau, 17-yd run (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 11:08
Deuxième Quart / Second Quarter
St-Lazare - TD, Alex Cronn, 13-yd run (convert kick failed) 4:34
St-Lazare - TD, Bryce Vieira, 1-yd run (convert kick failed) 8:20
Troisième Quart / Third Quarter
St-Lazare - TD, Bryce Vieira, 64-yd run (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 6:32
St-Lazare - TD, Maxime Trudeau, 3-yd run (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 13:33
Quatrième Quart / Fourth Quarter
no scoring / pas de pointage

Richelieu Pirates
 
0
0
0
0

0
St-Lazare Stallions
 
24
12
14
0

50

Attendance - approximately 150
La traduction est en cours. Désolé. The midget team finished the season by recording their first shutout and getting into the record books at the same time.
Maxime Trudeau equalled Nick Mann's midget team record for most points scored in one game with 26 while Alex Cronn gained 222 yards on 18 carries, which is the 4-th best single game rushing effort in midget team history. Bryce Vieira also stood out
on offense by contributing 195 yards (three runs for 100 yards and six catches for 95 yards).

The defense also looked ready for the playoffs by causing six turnovers, four of which resulted in Stallions scoring points. Christopher Blair and Cory Gouthro each had an interception while James Betz-Gray had two. Nicholas Gagnon-Parson had a sack while Maxime Latour had a sack and a fumble recovery. Jonathan Bondy also recovered one fumble. Brandon Malone and Bondy were the leading tacklers.


There is a very nice article about the game on the Footbec.com website.


Séries éliminatoires / Playoffs
(16 h 30) Stallions Moustique AA 6 @ Lakeshore Panthers 56

Séries éliminatoires / Playoffs
(15 h) L-L Guépards 6 vs Stallions Atôme Argent 36


(13 h) Beauce 18 vs CEGEP John Abbott 14

Une défaite décevante pour les Islanders. Ils étaient en avant 14 à  11 avec moins de trois minutes à  jouer. Ils avaient ensuite dégagé le ballon et les Condors se sont trouvés à  la ligne de 50 verges d'Abbott. Après avoir converti deux fois sur des jeux de 3-ième essai, ils avaient marquè le touché gagnant sur une passe de 5 verges avec seulement 26 seconds sur le cadran. Nick Mann avait aidé les Islandes avec un sac du quart-arrière à  la fin du match. A heart-breaking loss for the Islanders. They were leading 14-11 with less than three minutes to play. They punted and the Condors got the ball at Abbott 50-yd line. They converted a couple of 3-rd downs and scored the winning TD on a 5-yd pass with only 26 seconds left to play. A QB sack by Nick Mann on Condors' last possession was not enough to help Abbott preserve the win.


Séries éliminatoires / Playoffs
(13 h) Stallions Bantam 7 @ North Shore Lions 38

Bantam team game stats

Riverdale H.S., Pierrefonds, QC
QBFL, Cold Cup Playoffs, 23 Oct., 2010, 1 pm

COMPTE RENDU / SUMMARY
Première Quart / First Quarter
North Shore - TD, Scylar Bayliff, 9-yd run (Cody Dupont convert kick) 6:30
North Shore - TD, Jersey Henry, 30-yd run (Cody Dupont convert kick) 14:14
Deuxième Quart / Second Quarter
North Shore - TD, Raoul Baroudi, 30-yd catch (Cody Dupont convert kick) 1:20
North Shore - TD, David Byrns, 16-yd run (Cody Dupont convert kick) 10:15
Troisième Quart / Third Quarter
North Shore - FG, Cody Dupont, 21-yd 6:15
St-Lazare - TD, Ryan Dickson, 75-yd run (Sebastien Poirier convert kick) 9:15
Quatrième Quart / Fourth Quarter
North Shore - TD, Jersey Henry, 17-yd run (Ivan Hakizimana convert kick) 10:15

St-Lazare Stallions
 
0
0
7
0

7
North Shore Lions
 
14
14
3
7

38

Attendance - approximately 70
La traduction est en cours. Désolé. With only 21 players, the bantam team's game against the North Shore Lions was just like the old expression of bringing a knife to a gun fight but they still played with a lot of heart and determination.
They did not play the way they practiced on the previous Thursday night but that is understandable because the Lions are a very intimidating team. I remember being at the same field six years earlier when the 2004 bantam team played against the Lions and lost 61-7. However, that same group of players who played in that game ended up winning the Jack Simpson Cup two years later when they moved up to the midget level.

Some noteworthy events from the game:

  • Ryan Dickson wrote his name into the bantam team record books when he scored a TD on a 75-yd run, which tied Nathan Desnoyers from the 2004 team for the 3-rd longest rushing play in bantam team history.
  • the team was not assessed even one penalty during the whole game. I need to double-check but I'm pretty sure that this has never happened before for a Stallions bantam team.
  • it took more than 45 minutes for an ambulance to arrive at the field to take away Jeffrey Montreuil who injured his knee. I'm not saying anything, I'm just saying.
  • a Lions player did a moon walk in the end zone after one of the touchdowns but did not receive any penalty for his gesture. Not for unsportsmanlike conduct, not for taunting and not for excessive celebration. Lions fans even chipped in that this is how they like it. Really? Is that what "Striving for Excellence" is all about? I asked the head referee about the no call and he explained that because the player did not use any props and because he did not delay the game the referees simply followed the directives that they received and did not assess any penalty. OK, then.


Séries éliminatoires / Playoffs
(9 h) 30 Stallions Pee-wee AAA 7 @ À-Ma-Baie 27

Vendredi/Friday 22 Octobre, 2010

(16 h) St-Jean-Vianney 42 vs Collège Bourget Juvenile AA 21

Jeudi/Thursday 21 Octobre, 2010

(19 h 30) Collège Ste-Anne 20 vs Cité-des-Jeunes Juvenile AA 48

(17 h) É.S. Mgr. Richard 0 vs Cité-des-Jeunes Cadet A 7
(forfait Mgr. Richard)

(16 h) Collège Ste-Anne 30 vs Collège Bourget Cadet AA 29

Une chose très intéressante est arrivée dimanche dernier lors du match entre les Stallions bantam et les Hornets de Jeunesse Soleil. Il s'agissait d'un événement qui se passe souvent en football, surtout au niveau amateur, mais pour lequel rien n'est fait, au moins d'une façon ouverte et transparente.

L'équipe de Sun Youth était déjà  bien en avant et elle avait le contrôle complet du match. Mais, après un jeu que les Hornets n'avaient pas exécuté comme il faut, le personnel au bord du terrain avait demandé un temps d'arrêt pour permettre un entraîneur d'aller parler aux joueurs. C'était bien sauf qu'il n'avait pas simplement parlé, mais il leur criait fort et son comportement avait définitivement fait sentir mal à  l'aise aux spectateurs.

Bien sûr, Sun Youth n'est pas la seule équipe qui fait ce genre de chose. J'ai constaté à  maintes reprises les mêmes choses faites par d'autres équipes comme, par exemple, les Cougars de St-Léonard et aussi même les entraîneurs des Stallions. La question qui se pose est : ce genre d'action, est-elle une bonne façon de motiver un joueur ou, en fait, a-t-elle un effet contraire?

Un article récent à  propos de ce sujet sur le site de www.thesportseconomist.com offre quelques exemples spécifiques des entraîneurs qui utilisent des approches différentes pour motiver les joueurs. Cet article montre aussi des liens vers d'autres source d'information sur ce sujet comme le Wall Street Journal, SFGate.com et un autre article sur le site TSE.

En général, tout le monde est d'accord que, même s'il y existe quelques cas célèbres d'entraîneurs qui ont réussi malgré avoir souvent crié et hurlé, la tendance générale est que ces sont les entraîneurs qui utilisent une approche plus subtile et calme qui ont le plus de succès. Beaucoup de gens justifient les cris et ils leur donnent le nom d'une « amour par la discipline Â». Toutefois, si on ne peut pas motiver de cette façon des joueurs professionnels qui sont payés des millions de dollars, alors pourquoi suppose-t-on que ça fonctionnerait avec un joueur amateur qui est sur le terrain seulement parce qu'il veut apprendre, de s'amuser et d'accomplir quelque chose?

Je sais qu'on n'enseigne pas ce genre de méthodes d'entraînement pendant les cours de certification des entraîneurs. Je sais aussi que lorsque les parents se plaignent des entraîneurs qui se comportent comme ça on les traite comme des provocateurs qui n'apprécient pas le travail acharné des entraîneurs bénévoles. Mais, quand on voit un groupe de jeunes joueurs soumis à  ce genre de traitement, il n'y a rien à  apprécier. Les différentes associations, les ligues et, finalement, Football Québec et Football Canada, quand prendront-ils les mesures nécessaires pour éliminer ce type de tactique erronée au football amateur?
A very interesting thing happened during the game between the Stallions bantam team and the Sun Youth Hornets last Sunday. It is something that happens very frequently in football, especially in amateur football, but very little is done about it, at least in any open and transparent way.

Sun Youth was already well ahead of the Stallions and they were in full control of the game. But, after a play which the Hornets did not execute as they were supposed to, the Sun Youth bench called for a time out and a coach went on the field to talk to the players. However, he did not just talk to the them but instead he yelled at them in a loud voice, to the point that many spectators who were there felt quite uncomfortable.

Of course, Sun Youth is not the only team that does this sort of thing. I have witnessed it on many ocassions being used by other coaches scuh as the St-Leonard Cougars bantam team and yes, even Stallions coaches. The question is: is this kind of action a really good way to motivate a player or does it have the opposite effect?

A recent article on the www.the sportseconomist.com website deals with this subject and provides some specific examples of coaches who have different approaches for motivating players. That article also contains links to other sources dealing with the same subject such as The Wall Street Journal, SFGate.com and another TSE article.

The consensus seems to be that, even though there have been some cases of famous coaches who achieved success while often resorting to yelling and screaming, the general trend is that much more frequently it is the coaches who use the more subtle and quiet approach who have the most success. Many people justify the yelling and screaming by calling it a form of "tough love". However, if professional players who get paid millions of dollars cannot be motivated by this kind of approach then why would it work on an amateur player who is on the field only because they want to learn, to have fun and to accomplish something?

I know that they don't teach this kind of coaching methods during coaching certification courses. I also know that when parents complain about coaches who behave like this they are labelled as trouble-makers and ingrates because they don't appreciate the hard work of the volunteer coaches. Well, seeing a group of young players being subjected to this kind of treatment is nothing to be grateful for. When will individual associations, leagues and ultimately Football Quebec and Football Canada take the necessary actions to eliminate this type of misguided tactic from amateur football?

2010 Oct. 14-17: Résultats des parties / Game results

Dimanche/Sunday 17 Octobre, 2010

(14 h) CEGEP Outaouais 42 vs CEGEP St-Jérôme 28

Séries éliminatoires / Playoffs
(14 h) Stallions Moustique AA 12 @ L-L Tigres 7

Séries éliminatoires / Playoffs
(13 h 30) Stallions Pee-wee AA 33 @ L-L Guépards 50


(13 h) Stallions Bantam 0 @ Sun Youth Hornets 46

Bantam team game stats

Parc Jean-Mance, Montreal
QBFL, Bill Allan div., 17 Oct., 2010, 1 pm

COMPTE RENDU / SUMMARY
Première Quart / First Quarter
Sun Youth - TD, #9, 5-yd run (2-pt convert failed) 3:36
Sun Youth - Safety, conceded by Troy Rothdram 15:00
Deuxième Quart / Second Quarter
Sun Youth - TD, #9, 4-yd run (#9 2-pt convert run) 5:48
Sun Youth - TD, #9, 52-yd run (#7 2-pt convert run) 12:22
Troisième Quart / Third Quarter
Sun Youth - TD, #9, 66-yd run (#7 2-pt convert run) 0:30
Sun Youth - TD, #27, 83-yd catch (#71 convert kick) 9:50
Sun Youth - TD, #27, 27-yd catch (#71 convert kick) 15:00
Quatrième Quart / Fourth Quarter
no scoring / pas de pointage

St-Lazare Stallions
 
0
0
0
0

0
Sun Youth Hornets
 
8
16
22
0

46

Attendance - approximately 50
La traduction est en cours. Désolé. Even though they began the season with more than 40 players on the roster, the bantam team started the game against Sun Youth with only 24 players. It will be interesting to see if they will have at least the minimum 20 players they will need to start the playoff game against North Shore Lions this Saturday. It is a valid question to ask whether this is the price that the bantam team is finally paying for the shake-up at the coaching level that happened before the season started.

During the game, once again Stallions' ground game worked quite well with Ryan Dickson gaining 84 yards on 17 carries but passing was ineffective, especially when it was needed the most, which was in the red zone.

On defense, Quaid Johnson, Marc-Antoine Poirier, Derek Dawson and Olivier Côté-du Sablon stood out with the most tackles.


Samedi/Saturday 16 Octobre, 2010

(20 h) Stallions Midget 32 @ Lakeshore Cougars 16

Midget team game stats

Parc des Bénévoles, Kirkland, QC
QMFL, Wilbert Scott div., 16 Oct., 2010, 8 pm

COMPTE RENDU / SUMMARY
Première Quart / First Quarter
St-Lazare - TD, Bryce Vieira, 2-yd run (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 
Lakeshore - FG, #20, 30-yd 
Deuxième Quart / Second Quarter
St-Lazare - TD, Bryce Vieira, 1-yd run (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 
St-Lazare - TD, Samuel Théroux, 15-yd fumble return (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 
St-Lazare - Safety, Samuel Théroux QB sack in the end zone 
Troisième Quart / Third Quarter
Lakeshore - TD, #12, 66-yd catch (convert kick failed) 
St-Lazare - Safety, conceded by Lakeshore #30 
Quatrième Quart / Fourth Quarter
St-Lazare - TD, Maxime Trudeau, 13-yd run (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 
Lakeshore - TD, #23, 10-yd catch (#30 convert kick) 

St-Lazare Stallions
 
7
16
2
7

32
Lakeshore Cougars
 
3
0
6
7

16

Attendance - not available

Le compte rendu ci-dessous, écrit par Geoff Fage, à  été publié dans le journal Hudson Gazatte. The following report, written by Geoff Fage, appeared in the Hudson Gazette.

On Saturday night two solid 5-3 football teams went toe to toe in an important game in determining seeding and home field advantage for the upcoming playoffs. The Stallions advanced their record to 6-3, defeating the Lakeshore Cougars 32-16 on their home field. The win gives the Midget Stallions sole position of fourth place and only one game out of second place in the Wilbur Scott division.
The Stallions didn't waste any time getting to work by receiving the opening kickoff then marching the ball 65 yards down the field on 11 plays for a touchdown. The offence mixed their plays up well, with QB Maxime Trudeau Francis Perrault with a couple of passes, and a 17-yard run to set up a two run leap into the end zone by Bryce Vieira. On the drive, fullback Alex Cronn made a heads-up play, picking up a dropped lateral pass by a teammate who gave up on the ball under the impression the play was over with an incomplete pass. This saved the Stallions from what might have been a costly turnover.
At the end of the first quarter, the Cougars took advantage of good field position from a Stallions fumble, but the defense did not break, holding the Cougars to a field goal. On the next position, the Stallion offence, starting from their own 35 yard line, drove the ball down the field ending with another two yard push into the end zone by Veira, taking a 14-3 lead. The key play on the drive being a beautiful 40 yard pass from Trudeau to Pierre-Olivier Cherrier down the sideline.
On the next series, the Stallion defense forced a turnover when Olivier Leclerc and Maxime Latour stuffed the Cougar ball carrier on a fourth down gamble.
Late in the second quarter, frustrations were apparent on the Cougar bench and a Lakeshore coach made a good demonstration on how a coach, or extended teacher, should not handle oneself on the sideline. The officials surprisingly showed patience choosing to keep their flags in their pockets given that the outburst was not directed at them but rather at a Cougar player.
Play resumed with an unconventional Cougar formation, where the offensive line, lined up on the opposite hash mark from the ball, insolating the snapper and quarterback. The quarterback then threw the ball laterally across the field to a receiver behind the o-line. The pass was poor and in the ground but once again, many players stopped, thinking the play was over and the pass incomplete. Anytime a football is propelled in any way behind the player that is propelling it, that ball is live. Samuel Theroux was not fooled by the formation and followed the Cougar lineman, penetrated, then picked up the loose ball and ran it into the end zone to make it 21-3. The following kickoff was outstanding, and the Cougars had to start their drive from their own ten yard line. A few plays later, Theroux sacked the Lakeshore quarterback in the end zone for a safety. The Stallions went into the locker room with leading 23-3 lead.
The Cougars rallied in the second half, but the game was never in doubt. The Stallions ran the ball hard and Alex Cronn picked up some key first downs in short yardage situations and gave Maxime Trudeau some nice blocks allowing for big gains. The defense picked up another safety and contributed a total of 10 points on the night.
This Midget team is for real, and appears to be getting better every week.


(19 h) South Shore Monarx 27 vs Stallions Junior 33

Junior team game stats

Westwood Jr. H.S., St-Lazare, QC
QJFL, Oct. 16, 2010, 7 pm
COMPTE RENDU / SUMMARY
Première Quart / First Quarter
South Shore - TD, Jeffrey Bercy, 74-yd run (convert kick blocked) 0:43
St-Lazare - Safety, conceded by Monarx Maxime Flanagan 3:56
St-Lazare - TD, Nick Lux, 5-yd run (Alex Lewis convert kick) 4:32
St-Lazare - TD, Chase Vieira, 32-yd catch (Alex Lewis convert kick) 11:22
South Shore - TD, Kristan Charlton, 1-yd run (2-pt convert catch by Kharim Mohtari) 13:06
Deuxième Quart / Second Quarter
St-Lazare - TD, Nick Lux, 65-yd punt return (Alex Lewis convert kick) 2:16
St-Lazare - TD, Sam Hansen, 30-yd INT return (Alex Lewis convert kick) 6:30
South Shore - TD, Karim Mohtari, 15-yd catch (2-pt convert failed) 14:01
Troisième Quart / Third Quarter
South Shore - TD, Martin Piche, 18-yd catch (Maxime Flanagan convert kick 5:15
Quatrième Quart / Fourth Quarter
St-Lazare - FG, Alex Lewis, 25 yards 0:34

South Shore Monarx
 
14
6
7
0

27
St-Lazare Stallions
 
16
14
0
3

33

Attendance - approximately 150

.La traduction est en cours. Désolé. With the win over the South Shore Monarx in the last game of the regular season the junior team was able to cross off one more item from their bucket list.
Actually, I don't know if they really have a bucket list but like all ambitious teams they should have one and this is how it should have looked at the beginning of the 2010 season:

  1. beat the Laval Devils
  2. beat the Chateauguay Raiders
  3. beat the Ottawa Jr. Riders
  4. have a winning record
  5. win the Manson Cup
Now, they only have three things left but with the way the playoff situation has shaped up they still have an opportunity to accomplish all of them this season.

With several key players being rested this game was a lot closer than the first time these two teams met. After the Monarx went ahead 6-0 on the first play of the game, Stallions took the lead four minutes later and never looked back.

Nick Lux led the rushing effort with 63 yards on 12 carries while Chase Vieira was the leading receiver with 50 yards on three catches.
On defense, players who stood out were Sam Hansen for making an interception and running it back for a TD, C-O Conway for making a sack and Mathieu Verreault for recovering a fumble. Hansen, Lux and Kevin Lockhead-Morin were the leading tacklers.


Séries éliminatoires - démi finale de la Coupe des Fondateurs LFRN
Playoffs - NSFL Founders Cup semi-final
(15 h) À-Ma-Baie 0 vs Stallions Atôme Bourgogne 20

(13 h) CEGEP Valleyfield AA 13 @ Collège André-Grasset 41

(13 h) Collège John Abbott AA 6 @ CEGEP Lévis-Lauzon 52

Vendredi/Friday 15 Octobre, 2010

(17 h) Cité-des-Jeunes Cadet Cadet A 18 @ Honoré-Mercier 0

(14 h) Cité-des-Jeunes Juvenile AA 62 @ Selwyn House 28

Ce match vient d'être annulé à  cause de la pluie.
Imaginez ça, um match qui devait avoir lieu sur une surface synthetic est annulé parce que le terrain est mouillé. Si c'était du gazon ou bien de la boué, comme au Parc Westwood Jr., j'en suis certain que l'on y jouerait.

2010-Oct-18: on a remis la partie au lundi, le 25 octobre, à  13 h 30.

This game has just been canceled due to rain.
Imagine that, a game that was to be played on a synthetic turf surface is canceled because it's a bit wet. If it was a natural grass or mud, like at Westwood Jr., I'm sure that they would have played.

2010-Oct-18: the game has been rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 25, at 1:30 pm.

Jeudi/Thursday 14 Octobre, 2010

(17 h) Collège Bourget Cadet AA 47 @ Édouard-Montpetit 6


L'année dernière, à  la fin de la saison régulière, j'ai pris les statistiques qui sont disponibles sur le site web de la LFJQ et je les ai compilées pour voir comment les joueurs des Stallions se portent par rapport au reste de la ligue.

J'ai essayé de faire la même chose cette année au mi-chemin de la saison, mais la pubication des statistiques de tous les jeux que l'ont a déjà  joué traine beaucoup. Or, toutes les statistiques pour les quatre premières semaines sont disponibles à  l'exception du match entre les Monarx et les Stallions lor de la semaine 3. Cependant, j'ai mes propres statistiques pour ce match et je les ai utilisées à  la place de celles de la ligue pour que je puisse enfin présenter les meneurs après quatre semaines de competition. Une fois que les données pour la saison complète soient publiées je vais recalculer les statistiques et je vais les afficher ici.


Last year, at the end of the regular season, I took the statistics that are available on the QJFL website and I compiled them to see how Stallions players did compared to the rest of the league.

I have been trying to do the same thing this year but the statistics for all the games that have been played are taking a long time to be published. Now, all the stats for the first four weeks are available except the game between the Monarx and the Stallions in week 3. Since I have my own stats for that game I used them instead of the league stats so that I can finally present the league leaders after four weeks of play. Once the stats for the complete season are published I will recalculate the stats and post them here.
Les joueurs qui ont marqué le plus grand nombre des points Points scoring leaders
QJFL points scoring stats

Les meilleurs porteurs de ballon.

Rushing leaders
QJFL rushing leaders

Les meilleurs receveurs

Receiving leaders
QJFL receiving leaders

Les quarts-arrières

The quarterbacks
QJFL QB leaders

Les meneurs à  la défense

Defensive leaders
QJFL points scoring stats

Les performance offensives et defensives de toutes les équipes.

Observation: il faut noter la grande différence entre l'équipe des Stallions de l'année passée et de 2010. La saison dernière, les Stallions avaient une des meilleurs fiches offensives de la ligue mais la défense était faible. Cette année, l'unité offensive est en 4-ième place mais la défense avait accordé le moins des verges.

Offensive and defensive performances for each team.

Note: it is interesting to note here that compared to last year, the 2010 Stallions are a much different team. Last year, their offense produced a lot of yards but their defense allowed the most. This year, the offense is 4-th best but the defense is the most stingy in the league.
QJFL points scoring stats
L'équipe junior des Stallions vient de lancer un campagne de lévée des fonds pour les aider à  acheter de l'équipement dont ils ont besoin, non seulement pour l'équipe actuelle, mais aussi pour les futures équipes.

Ils le font en vendant des billets pour un tirage qui aura lieu le samedi 16 octobre au terrain de l'école Westwood Jr. tout juste après le match contre les Monarx. On peut obtenir des billets de tous les joueurs ou les entraîneurs qui font partie de l'équipe et chaque billet coûte 10 $. Il y aura quatre prix à  gagner :

  1. 500 $ d'épicerie au magasin IGA Poirier
  2. deux billets aller-retour à  Toronto en classe exécutive avec VIA Rail
  3. un chandail signé des Alouettes
  4. un football signé des Alouettes
C'est une excellente opportunité d'aider l'équipe junior.
The Stallions junior team is currently trying to raise money to help them buy some much needed equipment, not only for this year but also for future teams.

They are doing this by selling raffle tickets for a prize draw that will take place on Saturday, October 16 at the Westwood Jr. field right after the game against the Monarx. The tickets can be obtained from any player or coach who is part of the team and each costs $10. There will be four prizes to be won:

  1. $500 of groceries from IGA Poirier
  2. two return tickets in executive class with VIA Rail to Toronto
  3. an autographed Alouettes jersey
  4. an authographed Alouettes football
It's a great opportunity to help the junior team.
Lundi / Monday, 11 Octobre, 2010

(15 h 30) Alexander Park 38 vs Stallions Atôme Bourgogne 20

(13 h 30) L-L Lions 32 vs Stallions Atôme Argent AA 22

(11 h 30) L-L Lions 6 vs Stallions Moustique AA 14

(9 h 30) L-L Lions 53 vs Stallions Pee-wee 20

Dimanche / Sunday, 10 Octobre, 2010

(14 h 30) CEGEP Valleyfield 36 vs CEGEP St-Jérôme 20

Samedi / Saturday, 9 Octobre, 2010

(19 h) CEGEP Victoriaville 33 vs CEGEP John Abbott 7



(19 h) Cumberland Panthers 21 vs Stallions Junior 22

Junior team game stats

Westwood Jr. H.S., St-Lazare, QC
QJFL, 7 pm, Oct. 9, 2010
COMPTE RENDU / SUMMARY
Première Quart / First Quarter
St-Lazare - TD, Chris McCarthy, 10-yd run (Alex Lewis convert kick) 2:18
Cumberland - TD, Philippe Bolduc, 13-yd catch (Garrett Powell convert kick) 12:28
Deuxième Quart / Second Quarter
St-Lazare - Rouge, Alex Lewis 2:44
Cumberland - TD, Shenfield Exellent-Mathurin, 18-yd run (Garrett Powell convert kick) 11:52
Troisième Quart / Third Quarter
no scoring / pas de pointage
Quatrième Quart / Fourth Quarter
Cumberland - TD, Shenfield Excellent-Mathurin, 1-yd run (Garrett Powell convert kick) 1:30
St-Lazare - TD, Alex Lamarche, 6-yd catch (Alex Lewis convert kick) 3:33
St-Lazare - TD, Nicholas Lux, 6-yd run (Alex Lewis convert kick) 13:36

Cumberland Panthers
 
7
7
0
7

21
St-Lazare Stallions
 
7
1
0
14

22

Attendance - approximately 60

Le deuxième match entre ces deux équipes avait produit le même résultat final, mais le caractère de la partie fut complètement différent.
Par rapport à  la première rencontre au début de la saison, les Stallions et les Panthers avaient vraiment l'air de deux équipes différentes. Les deux avaient amélioré leur attaque au sol mais lorsque les jeux par la passe de St-Lazare se sont améliorés, les attaques aériennes de Cumberland se sont empirées, en particulier dans la seconde demi, et c'est ça qui avait fait la différence.

Dans la première demi, après avoir pris une avance rapide de 7 à  0 à  la fin de leur première série offensive, l'attaque des Stallions était capable d'avancer le ballon, mais pas jusqu'à  la zone des buts et on avait commis trois revirements. D'ailleurs, les Panthers ont profité de bonnes positions sur le terrain et ils ont marqué deux fois pour se mettre en avance 14 à  8 à  la pause de mi-temps.

Au cours du troisième quart, les deux équipes échangeaient des coups comme deux boxeurs au milieu du terrain. Ensuite, Cumberland avait augmenté son avance à  21 à  8 au début du 4-ème quart et beaucoup de partisans de St-Lazare dans les gradins avaient l'air nerveux, mais les Stallions avaient répondu immédiatement avec un touché pour porter la marque à  21 à  15. La défense avait ensuite arrêté les Panthers sur les deux prochaines séries offensives et elle avait donné le ballon à  l'unité offensive, qui profita de l'opportunité et elle avait marqué le touché de l'égalité avec 1:24 à  jouer sur une course de six verges de Nick Lux. Sans le moindre signe de la pression qu'il devait avoir sur ses épaules, Alex Lewis avait ensuite réussi le botté de transformation pour mettre son équipe en avance.

Sur le premier jeu de la série offensive subséquente des Panthers, Jordan Jasiukajc avait recouvré un ballon échappé à  Shenfield Excellent-Mathurin et l'attaque des Stallions était de retour sur le terrain. Ils avaient exécuté trois jeux pour obtenir un premier essai à  la ligne de 20 verges de Cumberland et ils ont mis fin à  la partie en posant le genou par terre deux fois.

Chris McCarthy et Nick Lux se sont distingués à  l'attaque. McCarthy avait gagné 129 verges en 12 portées lorsque Lux avait gagné 130 verges en 20 portées. Maxim Bourgon avait complété 13 passes sur 29 tentatives pour 138 verges et 1 interception.

À la défense, Jasiukajc, Pascal Plante, Andrew Palmer, Lux et Kevin Morin-Lockhead étaient les meilleurs plaqueurs. Jasiukajc, Morin-Lockhead et C-O Conway avaient ensemble fait deux sacs du quart-arrière. Jasiukajc, Morin-Lockhead et Sam Hansen avait chacun recouvré un échappé, tandis que Daniel White avait fait une interception.
Second game between these two teams produced the same final result but the complexion of the game was completely different.
Compared to their first encounter earlier in the season, both the Stallions and the Panthers looked liked different teams. Both of them improved their running game but whereas St-Lazare's passing game
improved, Cumberland's aerial attack fizzled, especially in the second half, and that's what made the difference.

In the first half, after taking a quick 7-0 lead on their first possession, Stallions were able to move the ball but they could not finish their drives and turned the ball over three times. On the other hand, the Panthers took advantage of good field position and scored twice for a 14-8 lead at half time.

In the third quarter both teams sparred like two boxers in the middle of the field. Cumberland increased their lead to 21-8 at the start of the 4-th quarter and a lot of St-Lazare fans were getting nervous in the stands but Stallions responded immediately with a TD to make the score 21-15. The defense then stopped the Panthers on the next two possessions and gave the ball to the offense, which capitalized on the opportunity and scored the tying TD with 1:24 left to play on a 6-yd run by Nick Lux. Without showing any signs of the pressure that must have been on his shoulders, Alex Lewis then kicked the convert to give the lead back to the Stallions.

On first play of the the ensuing Panthers drive, Jordan Jasiukajc recovered a fumble by Shenfield Excellent-Mathurin and Stallions offense went back on the field. They ran three plays to get a first down at the Cumberland 20-yd line and then took a couple of knees to end the game.

Chris McCarthy and Nick Lux both had great games on offense with McCarthy gaining 129 yards on 12 carries while Lux gained 130 yards on 20 carries. Maxim Bourgon completed 13 passes on 29 attempts for 138 yards and 1 interception.

On defense, Jasiukajc, Pascal Plante, Andrew Palmer, Lux and Kevin Morin-Lockhead led the tackling efforts. Jasiukajc, Morin-Lockhead and C-O Conway also combined on two QB sacks. Jasiukajc, Morin-Lockhead and Sam Hansen each had a fumble recovery while Daniel White made an interception.

(16 h) Stallions Bantam 12 @ Lasalle Warriors 20


(14 h) Sherbrooke Bulldogs 6 vs Stallions Midget 62

Midget team game stats

Westwood Jr. H.S., St-Lazare, QC
QMFL, Wilbert Scott div., 2 pm, Oct. 9, 2010

COMPTE RENDU / SUMMARY
Première Quart / First Quarter
St-Lazare - TD, Maxime Trudeau, 10-yd run (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 2:33
Sherbrooke - TD, Joey Guarnacia, 5-yd run (convert kick blocked) 4:19
St-Lazare - TD, Bryce Vieira, 25-yd catch (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 7:14
St-Lazare - TD, Bryce Vieira, 2-yd run (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 13:37
Deuxième Quart / Second Quarter
St-Lazare - TD, Bryce Vieira, 2-yd run (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 4:47
St-Lazare - TD, Francis Perreault, 23-yd catch (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 7:30
St-Lazare - TD, Bryce Vieira, 21-yd run (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 9:37
St-Lazare - TD, Maxime Trudeau, 51-yd run (convert kick failed) 13:30
Troisième Quart / Third Quarter
St-Lazare - TD, Maxime Latour, 10-yd catch (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 7:42
Quatrième Quart / Fourth Quarter
St-Lazare - TD, Jonathan Bondy, 30-yd interception return (Maxime Trudeau convert kick) 12:06

Sherbrooke Bulldogs
 
6
0
0
0

6
St-Lazare Stallions
 
21
27
7
7

62

Attendance - approximately 60

Même si les Stallions avaient facilement battu les Bulldogs 62à  6, ce n'était pas facile de rédiger un compte rendu pour un match comme ça.
Les visiteurs de Sherbrooke sont arrivés avec trois entraîneurs et seulement 20 joueurs, le nombre minimum requis selon les régles. Ils avaient réussi d'accéder jusqu'à  la zone des buts avec une série offensive de 86 verges la première qu'ils étaient en attaque grâce, en particulier, à  71 verges acquises par Marc-Antoine Hébert-Plourde et Kael Labelle après avoir attrapé deux passes courtes, mais c'était tout. Après cela, l'offensif des Bulldogs n'avait pu gagner que 142 verges sur 36 jeux pendant le reste de la partie.

Sur de nombreux jeux la frustration des joueurs était clairement visible, jusqu'à  un tel point que Maxime Pinard a finalement été expulsé du match au cours du 4-ème quart. C'était un grand hommage aux Stallions qu'ils gardaient leur sang-froid et le calme dans de telles circonstances. (En passant, il sera intéressant de voir combien de temps l'équipe de Sherbrooke restera dans la ligue midget. Cette année est leur 4-ème saison et ils ont seulement gagné 6 parties parmi les 40 matchs de la saison régulière qu'ils ont joué. Ils semblent qu'ils sont dans une situation similaire à  celle des Dragons de la Beauce et des Vicas de Victoriaville, de point de vue qu'ils sont près d'un cégep et qu'ils ont de la concurrence des équipes scolaires locales, mais leurs résultats sont très différents.)

À l'attaque, Bryce Vieira avait accompli encore plus que la semaine précédente contre les Rhinos, ayant marqué quatre touchés tout en cumulant 173 verges en 16 courses et en gagnant 71 verges sur trois attrapés. Maxime Trudeau avait marqué 20 points avec deux touchés et huit bottés de transformation.

À la défense, les joueurs qui se sont démarqués étaient Samuel Théroux, Johnathan Bondy, Sébastien Blair, James Betz-Gray et Dorian Amaury qui avait chacun fait une interception tandis que Codey Daly en avait deux. Bondy avait également recouvré un échappé alors que Amaury avait fait un sac. Daly et Jesse Walsh étaient les meilleurs plaqueurs.

La rubrique suivante, ecrite par Geoff Fage, est apparue dans le journal Hudson Gazette:
Even though the Stallions easily beat the Bulldogs 62-6, it wasn't easy to write a report about a game like this.
The visitors from Sherbrooke arrived with only 20 players, which is the minimum number required according to the rule book, and three coaches. They managed to put together an 86-yard scoring drive on their first possession, made possible for the most part by 71 yards gained by Marc-Antoine Hébert-Plourde and Kael Labelle after catching two short passes, but that was it. After that, their offense was only able to gain 142 yards on 36 plays for the rest of the game.

On many plays their frustration was clearly visible, to the point that #36 was finally ejected from the game in the 4-th quarter. It is a great tribute to the Stallions that they kept their cool and composure under these circumstances. (As a side note, it will be interesting to see how long the Sherbrooke team will stay in the midget league. This is their 4-th season and they have only won 6 out of the 40 regular season games that they have played. They seem to be in a similar situation as the Beauce Dragons and the Victoriaville Vicas, in that they are close to a CEGEP and have some competition from local high school teams but their results are vastly different.)

On offense, Bryce Vieira had an even better day than a week earlier against the Rhinos, scoring four TDs while rushing for 173 yards on 16 carries and gaining 71 yards on three catches. Maxime Trudeau scored 20 points from two TDs and eight convert kicks.

On defense, the players who stood out were Samuel Théroux, Johnathan Bondy, Sébastien Blair, James Betz-Gray and Dorian Amaury who each had an interception while Codey Daly had two. Bondy also recovered a fumble whereas Amaury had a sack. Daly and Jesse Walsh were the leading tacklers.

The following article, written by Geoff Fage, was published in the Hudson Gazette:


Football has never been more popular in Quebec as it is today, and as a result, the Quebec Midget Football League has expanded over the last few years, adding a number of new teams in the growing communities around Montreal.
Most of these new programs are extremely successful and competitive, however, without a major development in the off-season, the league should consider a slight contraction with the Sherbrooke team to maintain a respectable level of competitiveness.
The midget Stallions improved their record to 5-3 beating the 0-9 Sherbrooke Bulldogs 62 to 6. This game was simply ugly, and did not make for a positive football experience for anyone involved. The discrepancy between these two teams was apparent from the pre-game warmup. Sherbrooke's 19 players, three coaches and support staff travelled from Sherbrooke to fulfill a commitment that they had made months earlier, which in itself is virtuous. The Bulldogs, however, took the field looking like a group of wandering generalities, with a handful taking the field early, followed by a couple more, than another, all walking slowly, all holding their helmets in their hands. Anyone that has been around football for some time would find it unfathomable for a football player to take to the gridiron with their helmet in their hand. There is only one place for a helmet and that is on the player's head.
The Stallions were the complete contrast. They looked like a group of meaningful specifics. They took to the field as a whole, in single file, on the run, with their helmets on. They looked like a football team. The game played out exactly as expected. The Bulldogs were one dimensional, having only nineteen players, with twelve on the field at any given time, many players were playing both ways. This is acceptable at the Pee Wee and occasionally at the Bantam levels, but at Midget it's simply dangerous. The halftime score was 48-6, and the Stallions coaches showed a lot of class by slowing the game down in the second half with the clock running. They were visibly trying to stop putting points on the board and avoid adding insult to injury.
The Stallions look like a solid squad. They have a number of weapons on offense. Their ground assault is diverse with a big bruising fullback in Alex Cronn, and a swift and speedy halfback with Bryce Vieira. The offensive line is big and very eager to push people around. Quarterback, Maxime Trudeau, is mobile and accurate with his throws. He hooked up for some beautiful passes to Pier-Olivier Cherrier and Francis Perreault hitting them in full stride. The front two lines of defense are physical led by Dorian Amaury, and Maxime Latour. The secondary is very athletic displaying much speed and agility with Codey Haley, Jonathan Bondy and James Betz-Gray all getting pics in the game.
Stallion fans should keep a close eye on this squad, as they appear to be 'peaking' at the perfect time. They look to be relatively healthy after overcoming some key injuries at the skill positions. This will be a very tough team to beat in the playoffs.

(13 h 30) Stallions Atôme Bourgogne 6 @ Lakeshore Cougars 30

(11 h 30) Stallions Moustique AAA 0 @ Lakeshore Cougars 48

(9 h 30) Stallions Pee-wee AAA 15 @ Lakeshore Cougars 47

Vendredi / Friday, 8 Octobre, 2010

(14 h 30) Collège Bourget Juvenile AA 26 @ Loyola 20

Jeudi / Thursday, 7 Octobre, 2010

(17 h) Collège Jean-Grou 16 vs Cité-des-Jeunes Cadet A 14

(15 h) Collège Bourget Cadet AA 20 @ Loyola 20

(14 h 30) Cité-des-Jeunes Juvenile AA 48 @ Lower Canada College 7

Aprés avoir publié la liste des meilleurs performances individuelles des joueurs de l'équipe bantam des Stallions pour les saisons 2004 à  2009, voici la même chose pour l'équipe des Stallions midget.

Cette liste couvre les cinq premières saisons, c'est-à -dire 2005 à  2009.

Malheuresement, tout comme pour l'équipe bantam, la liste ci-dessous ne prend pas en compte toutes les parties. Parmi les 63 joutes
que l'équipe midget avait joué durant ces cinq ans il n'y a pas des données pour sept d'entre eux, dont cinq parties de la saison 2007 et deux parties de la saison 2008. Ces parties sont identifiées dans le fichier.

La raison pour la compilation et la publication de cette liste est toujours la même:
c'est pour assurer que l'évidence de ces performances ne disparrait pas et aussi, peut-être, pour motiver les joueurs courants de les égaliser ou de les dépasser.
After presenting the list of the best individual performance by players on the Stallions bantam team between 2004 and 2009 here now is the same list but for the Stallions midget team.

This list covers the first five seasons, that is 2005 to 2009.

Unfortunately, just like in the bantam team's case, the list does not cover all the games that the midget team played. Out of the 63 games that the team played during those five years there are seven for which I do not have the statistics, five in 2007 and two in 2008. They are identified at the end of the file.

The reason for compiling this list and making it public is the same as before: to make sure that these performances are not forgotten and in the hope that they can perhaps motivate the current group of players to match or exceed them.
 



Les meilleures performance individuelles des Stallions midget
Midget Stallions top individual performances
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