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vendredi/Friday 16 novembre, 2018


(20 h 30) John Abbott College Islanders 13 @ CEGEP de Valleyfield Noir et Or 35
championnat Bol d'Or div. 2 / div. 2 Gold Cup championship
(terrain/field: Centre Claude-Robillard, Montreal, QC)

La traduction est en cours. Désolé
A team that has 18 penalties called against it for 192 yards doesn't usually win a football game but the Valleyfield Noir et Or did exactly that and they did it by using a game strategy that was better suited for the playing conditions. On a slippery, snow-covered field and with persistent snow flurries during the match their strong running game, with an occasional pass just to keep the Abbott defense honest, was the perfect winning recipe.

The Islanders actually got off to a very strong start as their defense forced the Noir et Or to punt on the first offensive series of the game. The offense then went on the field starting from their own 26-yd line and with three carries, a pass and a major penalty called against Valleyfield had a first down at the Noir et Or 25-yd line. On the next play, however, their promising drive came to a grinding halt as a pass got intercepted by V#13 near the end zone. On the ensuing Valleyfield possession, it looked like the Abbott defense was going to bail the offense out but on a 3rd down and 2 yards to go play at the 14-yd line, the Noir et Or QB had to scramble towards the sideline where he found some open space and was then able to run all the way to the end zone to give his team an early 7-0 lead (V#54 convert kick).

The teams then traded punts until the start of the 2nd quarter when it looked like the Islanders were going to get the ball in good field possession when their defense forced Valleyfield to punt from their own 16-yd line but a penalty for roughing the kicker allowed the Noir et Or offense to stay on the field. Their drive continued and they methodically moved the ball down field, using seven carries and just one pass before V#6 finally got into the end zone on a 35-yd run to increase the lead to 14-0.

That seemed to be the turning point of the game and, unfortunately, things only got worse for John Abbott after that as their offense went three-and-out and they were forced to punt from their own 35-yd line. On the snap, however, the ball sailed over the punter's head and then dribbled into the end zone where V#24 recovered it for another Valleyfield TD that made the score 21-0.

After turning the ball over on downs on their next possession, Abbott's prospects finally started to turn around with 2:10 left to play in the first half when J#20 intercepted a pass at the Islanders 46-yd line. The offense then put together a quick 8-play 64-yd scoring drive that finished with a 1-yd run by J#1 to narrow the gap to 21-6 at the half time break (convert kick blocked).

It looked promising again for Abbott at the start of the 2nd half when they forced Valleyfield to punt on the first possession and their offense went on the field at their own 20-yd line. After an incomplete pass on first down, however, the ball was fumbled on the next play and V#96 recovered it. The mistake proved costly as the Noir et Or scored a TD four plays later on a 1-yd carry by V#6 to increase their lead to 28-6.

After the Islanders were forced to punt at the start of the 4th quarter on their ensuing possession, Valleyfield scored again the next time they got the ball to make the score 35-6. The Islanders hung in there, though, and responded with an 8-play, 80-yd drive that finished with a 28-yd TD catch by J#81 which made the final score 35-13.

Each team got the ball two more times before the end of the game but neither one pressed very hard to get close to the end zone.

After the game, the Bol d'Or officials presented MVP plaques to J#1 Elijah Williams for John Abbott and V#36 Xavier Daoust for Valleyfield.

Additional comments and remarks about how the game was run and organized will follow.

Résumé des statistiques du match entre les équipes des Noir et Or du CEGEP de Valleyfield et les Islanders du Collège John Abbott
Summary of statistics for the game between the Noir et Or from the Valleyfield CEGEP and the John Abbott College Islanders
(PDF 53 k)

vendredi/Friday 9 novembre, 2018


(18 h) Selwyn House 7 vs É. S. Chêne-Bleu cadet 42
championnat régional div. 3 / div. 3 regional championship
(terrain/field: É. S. Chêne-Bleu, Pincourt, QC)

samedi/Saturday 10 novembre, 2018


(13 h) Napean Eagles 0 vs Stallions moustique 76
Coupe Inter-Provinciale Cup
(terrain/field: Stade Hébert, St-Leonard, QC)



(13 h) CEGEP Édouard-Montpetit 27 vs John Abbott College Islanders 29
séries éliminatoires / playoffs
(terrain/field: Memorial Field, John Abbott College, Ste-Anne-de-Belleveue, QC)

La traduction est en cours. Désolé. The Islanders coaches knew that this was going to be a tough game not only because of the very difficult weather conditions, with cold winds gusting up to 60 km/hr, but mostly because of the loss of two key players due to injuries suffered the week before – their starting quarterback and their top receiver. They showed the depth of their roster, however, as they came from being down by two TDs at the half time break to beat the Edouard-Montpetit Lynx 29-27 and earn a spot in the Bol d'Or final against the Valleyfield Noir et Or in a rematch of last year's championship game.

The way the game started it looked like it was going to be a wild west shootout as the visiting Lynx scored a TD on their opening possession, throwing six complete passes despite the strong head wind, finishing with an 8-yd catch for a major by E#8 and a quick 7-0 lead (E#83 convert kick).
John Abbott responded right away, though, with a quick 8-play drive that finished with an 18-yd run by J#18 to tie the score at 7-7 (J#88 convert kick).

The Islanders then seemed to gain some momentum after their defense forced the visitors to punt on the ensuing possession and the offense followed that up with another TD, this time on a 3-yd run by J#3 to take a 13-7 lead, but that all changed quickly as the teams switched sides in the 2nd quarter and the Lynx now had the wind in their back. First, Edouard-Montpetit forced the Islanders to concede a safety and then scored a TD on a 2-yd carry by their QB to go back in front 16-13. After being forced to give up another safety, the Islanders were kicking off from their own 35-yd line and tried to use the head wind to their advantage by kicking the ball high into the air and expecting to recover it. Instead, E#19 snatched it out of mid air at center field and raced into the end zone for a touchdown that increased the Lynx lead to 25-13 at the half time break.

The Islanders went on offense first at the start of the 2nd half but only managed to continue where they left off in the first half – conceding another safety that increased their opponents' lead to 27-13, but those would be the last points that the Lynx would score as the Islanders defense held them in check for the rest of the game while the offense started to exploit weaknesses in the Edouard-Montpetit defenses.

On their second drive of the 2nd half, starting from their own 10-yd line, the Islanders used just two passes and 13 runs, handing the ball off to J#3 10 times and finally scoring a TD on a 2-yd run by J#3 to narrow the gap to 27-20 (J#88 convert kick). Then, after forcing the Lynx to turn the ball over on downs near mid field and punting when they had the ball, it was the Islanders turn to force a safety as the Lynx were facing a 4th down and 36 at their own 15-yd line and they were not going to risk a punt info the wind. That made the score 27-22 with 5:58 left on the game clock.

Abbott offense then began moving the ball on the ground starting from their own 34-yd line and it looked like even luck was on their side that day as they fumbled the ball at their own 50-yd line after picking up a first down but J#18 managed to recover it. Three plays later, they were faced with a 4th down and 3 yards to go at the Lynx 52-yd line. They handed the ball off as everyone expected, the running back easily picking up a first down at the Lynx 40-yd line but the ball was fumbled again and this time E#1 recovered it with only 2:52 left to play.

It seemed like all hope was lost for the Islanders but they got another chance after the defense forced their opponents to punt and the offense got the ball one more time near center field with an eternity of time left on the game clock, or more specifically 2:07. They handed the ball off to J#3 on their first play but then surprised the Lynx with a 26-yd pass to J#8. Three more carries by J#3 followed that, the last one an 8-yd scamper into the end zone that put the home team back in the lead 29-27 and their fans in a frenzy.

The Lynx offense then went on the field starting from their own 17-yd line and 1:24 left on the clock. They used only passing plays and managed to gain a FD at the Islanders 49-yd line but a holding call and a sack pushed them back to their own 44-yd line where they finished with three straight incomplete passes as time ran out.

The Islanders will now play for the div. 2 Bold d'Or championship against the Noir et Or from Cégep de Valleyfield for the second year in a row. The game will be at the Claude-Robillard Center on Friday, Nov. 16, starting at 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased on-line (highly recommended) at the Bol d'Or website.

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Résumé des statistiques du match entre les équipes du Collège Édouard-Montpetit et John Abbott College
Summary of statistics for the game between the CEGEP Édouard-Montpetit and John Abbott College
(PDF 53 k)


Quelques photos prises au cours du match
(164 photos)

Some pictures taken during the game
(164 photos)


Memorial Field, John Abbott College, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC
CEGEP div. 2 playoffs, 10 Nov. 2018, 1:00 pm
COMPTE RENDU / SUMMARY
Premier Quart / First Quarter
Édouard-Montpetit Lynx - TD, E#8 8-yd catch (E#83 convert kick) 5:20
John Abbott College Islanders - TD, J#18 18-yd run (J#88 convert kick) 9:14
Deuxième Quart / Second Quarter
John Abbott College Islanders - TD, J#3 3-yd run (convert kick failed) 1:50
Édouard-Montpetit Lynx - Safety, conceded by J#88 6:55
Édouard-Montpetit Lynx - TD, E#4 2-yd run (E#83 convert kick) 11:36
Édouard-Montpetit Lynx - Safety, J#88 tackled in the end zone 13:09
Édouard-Montpetit Lynx - TD, E#19 55-yd kickoff return (E#83 convert kick) 13:18
Troisième Quart / Third Quarter
Édouard-Montpetit Lynx - Safety, conceded by J#88 3:51
John Abbott College Islanders - TD, J#3 2-yd run (J#88 convert kick) 13:38
Quatrième Quart / Fourth Quarter
John Abbott College Islanders - Safety, conceded by E#83 9:02
John Abbott College Islanders - TD, J#3 8-yd run (J#88 convert kick) 13:36

Édouard-Montpetit Lynx
 
7
18
2
0

27
John Abbott College Islanders
 
7
6
7
9

29

Attendance – approximately 400-450



(13 h) CEGEP Montmorency 8 vs CEGEP de Valleyfield Noir-et-Or 41
séries éliminatoires / playoffs
(terrain/field: CEGEP de Valleyfield, Valleyfield, QC)

dimanche/Sunday 11 novembre, 2018


(13 h) Collège Notre-Dame 9 vs Collège Bourget cadet 35
championnat régional div. 2b / div. 2b regional championship
(terrain/field: Collège Bourget, Rigaud, QC)

vendredi/Friday 2 novembre, 2018


(15 h) Loyola H.S. 6 vs Collège Bourget cadet 56
séries éliminatoires / playoffs
(terrain/field: Collège Bourget, Rigaud, QC)



(20 h) Chateauguay 25 vs Stallions midget 7
Coupe Jack Simpson Cup
(terrain/field: Stade Hébert, St-Leonard, QC)

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La traduction est en cours. Désolé. In what is becoming an annual ritual, the St-Lazare Stallions midget football team played against the Chateauguay Raiders for the QMFL Jack Simpson Cup at Stade Hebert in St-Leonard.

From a spectator point of view, the game got off to a great start as both teams scored on their opening possessions. The Raiders received the kickoff and started from their own 41-yd line. Unlike the previous two years when the Raiders would simply hand the ball off to their ball carrier who would then just run right up the gut of the St-Lazare defense, this time they used a mix of runs and passes and in nine plays they were faced with a 4th down and one yard to go at the Stallions 14-yd line. They lined up like they were going for it but Stallions got called for an offside and the Raiders got an easy first down at the 9-yd line. Stallions defense pushed them back six yards on the next three plays and the Raiders had to settle for a 24-yd field goal attempt by R#91. The kick was good and the Raiders had an early 3-0 lead.

Stallions responded immediately, however, on their first offensive series, putting together four runs and five passes, of which two were complete, and going 64 yards to score a touchdown on a 15-yd catch by S#80 to take a 7-3 lead (S#41 convert kick).

Unfortunately for the Stallions that was as good as it was going to get because they only completed one more pass during the rest of the game and turned the ball over five times. The first of these turnovers happened at the end of the ensuing Chateauguay drive when a Stallions player got ready to receive the ball on a punt but muffed it instead and R#15 recovered it at the Stallions 25-yd line. The Raiders then used four consecutive run plays to score a TD on a 2-yd QB sneak by R#17 to go back in front 10-7 (R#91 convert kick).

When Stallions offense went on the field it looked like they might respond to the Raiders score as they started from their own 38-yd line and executed 11 plays but they were only able to make short gains and they finally had to punt the ball away. The Raiders answered that with a 9-play, 62-yd drive that finished with a 25-yd FG attempt but the kick was low and the score remained unchanged until the half time break.

The second half started with an exchange of turnovers – a Stallions fumble recovered by R#88 and a Raiders pass intercepted by S#80 followed by a missed FG attempt by the Stallions. The Raiders then went on offense from their own 15-yd line and after a run for no gain and an incomplete pass, the Chateauguay QB threw a pass to R#93 into double coverage near the center of the field. The Raiders receiver first juggled the ball but even with two Stallions defenders around him he somehow managed to bring it under control and sprint away into the end zone to make the score 17-7.

After another exchange of punts, Stallions were forced to start a new offensive series from their own 1-yd line because of two major penalties assessed against them on a punt return. After gaining a couple of yards on the 1st down play and an incomplete pass, R#87 broke through the Stallions o-line and tackled the QB in the end zone for a safety that increased the Raiders lead to 19-7 mid way through the 4th quarter. On the ensuing Chateauguay possession, the Raiders put together a 12-play, 75-yd series that finished with a 4-yd TD run by R#15 that made the score 26-7 (convert kick failed).

Stallions got the ball one more time with less than two minutes left to play but they could only get as far as the center of the field before turning the ball over on downs. The Raiders were then able to run out the clock to earn their third Jack Simpson Cup championship in a row.

After the game, the following players were recognized for their performance on the field:

MVP lineman:
for the Stallions #43 Nick St-Louis-Taylor
for the Raiders #88 Kevin Calado Luke

Team MVP
for the Stallions #22 Zachery Stehr
for the Raiders #21 William De Moor

Stade Hebert, St-Leonard, QC
QMFL, Jack Simpson Cup, 2 Nov. 2018 8:00 pm
COMPTE RENDU / SUMMARY
Premier Quart / First Quarter
Chateauguay Raiders - FG, R#91 24-yd 6:41
St-Lazare Stallions - TD, S#80 15-yd catch (S#41 convert kick) 10:40
Deuxième Quart / Second Quarter
Chateauguay Raiders - TD, R#17 2-yd run (R#91 convert kick) 2:03
Troisième Quart / Third Quarter
Chateauguay Raiders - TD, R#93 95-yd catch (R#91 convert kick) 10:30
Quatrième Quart / Fourth Quarter
Chateauguay Raiders - Safety, QB tackled in the end zone by R#87 5:32
Chateauguay Raiders - TD, R#15 4-yd run (convert kick failed) 10:09

Chateauguay Raiders
 
3
7
7
8

25
St-Lazare Stallions
 
7
0
0
0

7

Attendance – approximately 160-180

samedi/Saturday 3 novembre, 2018


(13 h) St-Hubert 7 vs Stallions moustique 54
Championnat LFRM / MRFL Championship
(terrain/field: Stade Hébert, St-Leonard, QC)


(18 h) CEGEP St-Jean 27 vs Vanier College Cheetahs 15
séries éliminatoires / playoffs
(terrain/field: Vanier College, St-Laurent, QC)


(19 h) St-Laurent 6 vs Stallions bantam 8
Coupe du Président Cup
(terrain/field: Stade Hébert, St-Leonard, QC)


(19 h 30) CEGEP de Sherbrooke 3 vs John Abbott College Islanders 38
séries éliminatoires / playoffs
(terrain/field: Memorial Field, John Abbott College, Ste-Anne-de-Belleveue, QC)


dimanche/Sunday 4 novembre, 2018


(15 h) Collège Sainte-Anne 3 vs É. S. Chêne-Bleu cadet 35
séries éliminatoires / playoffs
(terrain/field: É. S. Chêne-Bleu, Pincourt, QC)

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