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vendredi/Friday 19 novembre, 2021


(19 h) CEGEP Montmorency 22 vs John Abbott Islanders 23
(Championnat Bol d'Or Div. 2 Championship)
(terrain/field: CEGEP de Thetford, Thetford Mines, QC)


The lasting images form the game:

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Islanders players and fans celebrate after the winning point is scored.

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The half time entertainment. This year, unlike two years ago, there was no fan zone outside the field.

Pour une deuxième semaine consécutive, les Islanders ont remporté le match dans des circonstances incroyables. En théorie, selon les statistiques, les Nomades du CEGEP Montmorency auraient dû gagner la partie facilement. Leur attaque, surtout leurs jeux par la passe, fonctionnait très bien et leur défense résistait l’offensif des Islanders, mais en fin du compte, c’était les pénalités et les revirements qui ont compromis leurs chances de remporter le championnat.

L’équipe Montmorency a été la première à passer en attaque au début du match à partir de sa propre ligne des 30 verges. Après quatre jeux, ils avaient déjà réussi un premier essai à la ligne des 40 verges des Islanders. Il semblait que ce n'était qu'une question de temps avant qu'ils entrent dans la zone des buts. Cependant, suite à une pénalité de retenue et deux passes incomplètes, leur jeu de 3e essai n’était qu’une courte passe et ils ont dû dégager le ballon. L'offensive des Islanders a ensuite embarqué le terrain à partir de sa propre ligne des 20 verges. En quatre jeux, ils avaient avancé presque jusque centre. Un sac du quart les a ensuite repoussés vers leur propre ligne de 37 verges, mais une pénalité d'interférence écopée par la défense des Nomades trois jeux plus tard leur a donné un premier essai à la ligne de 43 verges de Montmorency. Lors du jeu de 2e essai, les Islanders ont exécuté une copie parfaite du jeu avec lequel ils avaient battu Sherbrooke la semaine avant, sauf que cette fois c’était le joueur I#3 qui avait attrapé la passe, et l'équipe de John Abbott avait pris le devant 7-0 (botté de transformation de I#16). Les Nomades, cependant, ont répondu immédiatement avec une attaque de 11 jeux pour 79 verges, ayant choisi un botté de placement au lieu de tenter de gagner un 1er essai dans une situation d’un 4e essai et 3 verges à faire à la ligne de 22 verges des Islanders pour réduire l'écart à 7-3.

L'action s'est ensuite calmée et les deux équipes ont dû dégager le ballon lors de leurs deux attaques suivantes. Cependant, lors du 2e botté de dégagement de Montmorency, le défenseur des Islanders I#4 avait réussi de bloquer le ballon et de le récupérer à 14 verges de la zone des buts. Son exploit avait facilité la tâche de l'offensif des Islanders, car ils n'avaient besoin que de deux jeux pour marquer un touché et ainsi augmenter leur avantage à 14-3 (une course de 12 verges de I#2 suivie d'une transformation de I#16). Les Nomades ont répondu de nouveau avec une autre attaque impressionnante, gagnant 84 verges en 14 jeux, mais une fois de plus, ils ont choisi un botté de placement au lieu d'aller chercher un touché dans une situation d’un 4e essai et le but à la ligne des 6 verges pour rendre le pointage 14-6 à la pause de mi-temps.

Les Islanders sont allés en attaque les premiers au début de la 2e demie, mais ils devaient quitter après trois jeux et un dégagement. L'offensif des Nomades avait alors embarqué le terrain et ils ont gagné 26 verges en six jeux. Mais, cette fois, ils ont décidé d’aller chercher un 1er essai en situation d’un 4e et 3 verges à gagner au centre, mais leur tentative de passe a été rabattue par un défenseur des Islanders et ils ont rendu le ballon à John Abbott. Malheureusement, les Islanders ont immédiatement rendu le ballon aux Nomades avec une interception. Heureusement, le revirement ne leur a coûté aucun point, car les Nomades ont du dégager lors de leur attaque suivante c’étaient les Islanders qui ont ensuite accordé volontairement deux points quand ils ont concédé une touche de sûreté pour rendre le pointage 14-8 à la fin des trois quarts. .

C'était à ce moment où il semblait que l'équipe du CEGEP Montmorency avait pris le contrôle du match et se dirigeait vers une victoire. Tout d'abord, ils ont avancé 75 verges en huit jeux pour marquer un touché sur une passe captée de 43 verges de M#1 pour prendre le devant pour la première fois par la marque de 15-14 (botté de transformation de M#32). Après avoir ensuite obligé les Islanders de dégager, l'offensif de Montmorency avait alors gagné 89 verges en 11 jeux pour marquer un autre touché, cette fois sur une passe captée d’une verge de M#55 pour augmenter leur avantage à 22-14 (botté de transformation de M#32).

Quand c’était aux Islanders d’aller en attaque, ils l’ont entamé à partir de leur propre ligne de 45 verges grâce à un retour du botté d'envoi de 25 verges de I#32 avec 6:25 à jouer. Cependant, leur 1er jeu de mêlée s’est avéré un désastre alors que le ballon a raté le quart-arrière sur la remise avant d’être récupéré par I#7 à la ligne des 14 verges. Après une passe incomplète, les Islanders se sont trouvés dans une situation d’un 3e essai et 40 verges à franchir. Ils ont exécuté un jeu de passe incompléte, mais ils ont été sauvés par un premier essai en raison d'une pénalité d’interférence signalée contre l’équipe de Montmorency. Ils ont ensuite avancé le ballon progressivement dans une série de neuf jeux pour obtenir un premier essai à seulement 13 verges de la zone des buts avec un peu plus d'une minute sur le cadran. Sur le jeu du 1er essai, ils ont perdu deux verges. Pour le jeu du 2e essai, ils ont lancé une passe dans la zone des buts, mais le défenseur des Nomades M#26 se trouvait dans une meilleure position par rapport au receveur des Islanders et il avait réussi de l’intercepter avec seulement 1:14 à jouer. On aurait dit à ce moment que la partie s’est terminée pour l'équipe de John Abbott.

L'offensif du CEGEP Montmorency aurait pu simplement s'aligner dans la « formation de victoire », mettre le genou par terre pour faire écouler du temps, mais dans un bon esprit sportif, ils ont décidé d’exécuter quelques jeux. Le premier était une course sur laquelle ils ont réussi un gain d’une verge. Au 2e jeu, ils ont de nouveau remis le ballon à leur porteur qui a été confronté par un plaqué violent à la ligne de mêlée. Le ballon lui est échappé et le joueur d’Islanders I#40 l’a récupéré. L'équipe de John Abbott avait arraché une nouvelle opportunité pour sortir avec une Victoire et son unité offensive s’est rendue au terrain à la ligne des 20 verges de Montmorency avec 1:04 sur le cadran. C'était plus que suffisant puisque les Islanders n'avaient besoin que de 0,1 seconde la semaine précédente pour battre Sherbrooke en demi-finale. Lors du jeu de 1er essai, à la remise le ballon avait échappé au quart-arrière des Islanders, mais il avait réussi de le récupérer puis le porter pour un gain de 3 verges. Au 2e essai, on a remis le ballon au joueur I#7, l'éventuel récipiendaire de la distinction de meilleur joueur du match, il a pénétré la défense de Montmorency pour gagner un 1er essai à la ligne des 9 verges. Lors du jeu suivant, il a de nouveau reçu le ballon, mais cette fois, il s’est dirigé vers l’extrême gauche du terrain et hors de la portée les défenseurs pour marquer un touché qui a rendu le pointage à 22-20. Les Islanders n’avaient que réussir une transformation de 2 points. Ils ont choisi un jeu de passe pour leur receveur I#10 qui a capté le ballon juste à l'intérieur de la ligne de but pour ainsi niveler le pointage à 22-22 avec 0:40 à jouer. Il semblait certain que les équipes devraient aller en prolongation.

Cependant, lors du botté d'envoi suivant, le ballon a survolé les joueurs de Montmorency qui l’attendaient à peu près à la ligne des 10 verges et se dirigeait vers la zone de buts. Pour empêcher que le ballon sorte du terrain, ce qui aurait donné un point aux Islanders, le joueur des Nomades M#13 l’a botté hors de la zone de buts. Des joueurs des deux équipes ont couru après et finalement un joueur de Montmorency l’a récupéré. Les arbitres ont imposé une pénalité de « manque d’immunité » contre les Nomades et ils ont donné le ballon aux Islanders à la ligne des 19 verges avec 36 secondes à faire. Alors que de partisans des Islanders dans les gradins ont voulu que leur équipe ne fasse que dégager le ballon pour marquer un simple point, les Islanders ont d'abord tenté de faire écouler du temps pour éliminer toute possibilité d'une réponse par les Nomades. Au 1er essai, une autre désastre a été évité lorsque le ballon a été récupéré après un échappé sur la remise, mais au cout d'une perte de 10 verges. Après avoir gagné seulement une verge lors d’une course de I#7 au 2e essai, les Islanders ont finalement décidé de marquer un botté de placement de 35 verges avec juste quelques secondes au cadran. Normalement, un tel exploit ne serait qu’une formalité pour le botteur fiable des Islanders, mais cette fois, le ballon a suivi un trajet bas et vers la gauche, mais au moins il est entré dans la zone de buts. Un joueur des Nomades a pris le ballon, mais avec de joueurs des Islanders tout près, une fois de plus pour ne pas accorder un point, il l'a botté. Cette fois, le ballon a été attrapé directement par un joueur des Nomades près de la ligne des 35 verges et encore une fois les arbitres ont signalé une pénalité de « manque d’immunité » contre Montmorency. L’attaque des Islanders a de nouveau embarqué le terrain, cette fois à la ligne des 22 verges et tout le temps écoulé au cadran. Au lieu de tenter un autre placement, ils ont immédiatement fait un botté de dégagement. Le ballon est tombé dans la zone de buts ou il a été récupéré par un joueur des Nomades, mais avant même qu'il ne puisse envisager un botté, une foule de joueurs des Islanders s’est précipitée sur lui pour faire un plaqué et ainsi marquer le point gagnant. Les partisants de John Abbott et le reste de l'équipe ont envahi le terrain tout comme la semaine avant pour célébrer une victoire la plus improbable et la plus incroyable. .
For a second week in a row the Islanders won the game in the most incredible circumstances.

On paper, based on the statistics, the Montmorency Nomades should have easily won the game. Their offense, and in particular their passing plays, was working very well and their defense was keeping the Islanders in check, but in the end it was penalties and turnovers that doomed their chances of earning the championship.

Montmorency were first to go on offense at the start of the game from their own 30-yd line. Four plays later they were already had a first down at the Islanders 40-yd line. It appeared like it was only a matter of time before they got into the end zone. However, after a holding penalty and two incomplete passes, their third down play was a short pass and they were forced to punt. The Islanders offense then went on attack starting at its own 20-yd line. In four plays, they were near mid-field. After a QB sack pushed them back to their own 37-yd line, a pass interference call against the Nomades defense three plays later gave them a first down at the Montmorency 43-yd line. On a 2nd down play, the Islanders executed a carbon copy of the play that beat Sherbrooke a week earlier, this time to I#3, and the John Abbott team had the first lead in the game at 7-0 (I#16 convert kick). The Nomades, however, responded immediately on the ensuing possession with an 11-play, 79-yd drive, choosing to kick a field goal instead of going for it on 4-th and 3 at the Islanders 22-yd line to narrow the gap to 7-3.

The frantic action subsided after that and both teams punted on their next two possessions. On the second Montmorency punt, however, Islanders defender I#4 blocked it and recovered the ball just 14-yards from the end zone. This made it easy for the Islanders offense as they needed only two plays to score a TD to increase their lead to 14-3 (12-yd run by I#2 followed by a convert by I#16). The Nomades responded with another impressive drive, this time moving the ball 84 yards in 14 plays, but once again they chose to kick a field goal instead of going for a touchdown on a 4-th and goal at the 6-yd line to make the score 14-6 at the half time break.

The Islanders got the ball first at the start of the second half but they went three-and-out and punted. The Nomades offense then went on the field and moved 26 yards in six play. However, this time they decided to go for it when they had a 4th and 3 at the center line but their pass attempt was broken up by an Islanders defender and they turned the ball over on downs. Unfortunately, the Islanders immediately returned the favor and turned the ball over back to the Nomades with an interception. Luckily, the transgression did not cost them any points as the Nomades ended up punting on the ensuing possession and it was the Islanders who subsequently gave up two points voluntarily when they conceded a safety to make the score 14-8 at the end of three quarters.

It was at that point in the game when the Montmorency team seemed to take control of the game and seemed to be headed for a victory. First, they drove 75 yards in eight plays to score a touchdown on a 43-yd catch by M#1 to take the lead for the first time at 15-14 (M#32 convert kick). After forcing the Islanders to punt on the ensuing possession the Montmorency offense moved 89 yards in 11 plays to score another TD, this time on a 1-yd catch by M#55 to increase their lead to 22-14 (M#32 convert kick).

The Islanders offense then went back on the field starting at its own 45-yd line thanks to a 25-yd kickoff return by I#32 with 6:25 left to play. On the first play from scrimmage, however, disaster struck when the ball sailed passed the QB and was recovered by I#7 at the 14-yd line. After an incomplete pass, the Islanders were faced with a 3rd and 40 yards to go. They ran a pass play that was incomplete, but they were saved with a first down because of a pass interference penalty against Montmorency. They then moved the ball steadily, executing nine plays and getting a first down just 13 yards from the end zone with a little more than one minute left on the clock. On the first down play they lost two yards. On the 2nd down, they threw a pass into the end zone that was a 50-50 ball but the Nomades defender M#26 had a better position than the Islanders receiver and was able to intercept it with just 1:14 left on the clock. It looked like it was game over for the John Abbott team.

The Montmorency offense could have then simply lined up in the “victory formation”, taken the knee and run out the clock, but being good sports they decided to run some plays. The first was a handoff that resulted in a gain of just one yard. On the 2nd down, they again handed the ball off to their running back who was met with a jarring tackle at the line of scrimmage. The ball popped loose and Islanders I#40 pounced on it. The John Abbott team had a new lease on life with the offense going back on the field at the Montmorency 20-yd line and 1:04 left on the clock. This was more than plenty as the Islanders only needed 0.1 seconds the week earlier to beat Sherbrooke in the semi final game. On the first down play, the ball was fumbled on the snap but the Islanders QB was able to recover it and then carry it for a 3-yd gain. I#7, the eventual game MVP, then got the ball on the 2nd down and he sliced through the Montmorency defense for a 1st down at the 9-yd line. On the next play, he got the ball again but this time he swept to the left and outran the defenders score a TD that made the score 22-20. All the Islanders had to do now was to score a 2-pt convert. They called a passing play with I#10 running a crossing route, catching the ball just inside the goal line to tie the score at 22-22 with 0:40 left to play. It looked certain that the teams were headed for overtime.

However, on the ensuing kickoff, with the Montmorency returners lined up at about the 10-yd line, the Islanders kicker booted the ball over the Nomades players into the end zone. To prevent the ball from going through, which would have given the Islanders one point, Nomades M#13 punted the ball out. The ball landed near the 30-yd line with Islanders and Nomades players chasing and ultimately a Montmorency player recovering it. The referees called a “no yards” penalty against the Nomades and gave the ball to the Islanders at the 19-yd line with 36 seconds left on the clock. While many Islanders fans in the stands were hoping that their team would just punt the ball to score a single, the Islanders first tried to run out the clock to eliminate any possibility of a Montmorency comeback. On the 1st down play another possible disaster was avoided when the ball was recovered after a fumble on the snap but at the cost of a loss of 10 yards. After regaining just one yard on the 2nd down carry by I#7, the Islanders finally decided to go for a field goal from the 35-yd line and only a few seconds left on the clock. Normally, such a field goal would be a formality for the Islanders reliable kicker but this time the ball sailed low and to the left, although it did manage to get into the end zone. A Nomades player fielded the ball, but with Islanders players bearing down on him, once again to prevent a single point he punted it out. This time, the ball was caught out of the air by a Nomades player near the 35-yd line and once again the referees called a “no yards” penalty against Montmorency. The Islanders got the ball back, this time at the 22-yd line with no time left on the clock. They did not try a field goal and instead they immediately went for a punt. The ball landed in the end zone, was picked up by a Nomades player but before he could even consider kicking it out, Islanders players had descended upon him to make a tackle and score the winning single point. John Abbott fans and the rest of the team rushed onto the field just like a week earlier to celebrate the most improbable and incredible victory.


CEGEP de Thetford, Thetford Mines, QC
CEGEP Bol d'Or div. 2 Championship, 19 Nov. 2021 7:30 pm
COMPTE RENDU / SUMMARY
Premier Quart / First Quarter
JAC Islanders - TD, I#3 43-yd catch (I#16 convert kick) 8:46
Montmorency Nomades - FG, M#32 30-yd 14:19
Deuxième Quart / Second Quarter
JAC Islanders - TD, I#2 12-yd run (I#16 convert kick) 9:46
Montmorency Nomades - FG, M#32 15-yd 14:32
Troisième Quart / Third Quarter
Montmorency Nomades - Safety, conceded by I#16 2:16
Quatrième Quart / Fourth Quarter
Montmorency Nomades - TD, M#1 43-yd catch (M#32 convert kick) 0:16
Montmorency Nomades - TD, M#55 1-yd catch (M#32 convert kick) 8:35
JAC Islanders - TD, I#7 9-yd run (I#10 2-pt convert catch) 14:20
JAC Islanders - Rouge, I#16 (punt returner tackled in the end zone) 15:00

Montmorency Nomades
 
3
3
2
14

22
JAC Islanders
 
7
7
0
9

23

Attendance – approximately 1000-1100



Résumé des statistiques du match entre les équipes des Islanders du Collège John-Abbott et les Nomades du CEGEP Montmorency
Summary of statistics for the game between the JAC Islanders and Montmorency CEGEP Nomades
(PDF 53 k)



samedi/Saturday 20 novembre, 2021


(13 h) Vanier Cheetahs 37 @ CEGEP Limoilou 25
(Championnat Bol d'Or Div. 1 Championship)
(terrain/field: CEGEP de Thetford, Thetford Mines, QC)

(14 h) Polyvalente de St-Georges 10 vs Collège Bourget juvenile 38
(Championnat Div. 2 Championship)
(terrain/field: Collège Bourget, Rigaud, QC)

jeudi/Thursday 11 novembre, 2021


(17 h 30) Cité-des-Jeunes juvenile 8 @ Collège Sainte-Anne 26
(séries éliminatoires / playoffs)
(terrain/field: Académie Sainte-Anne, Lachine, QC)

vendredi/Friday 12 novembre, 2021


(19 h) Collège de Montréal 0 vs Chêne-Bleu juvenile 41
(séries éliminatoires / playoffs)
(terrain/field: École secondaire Chêne-Bleu, Pincourt, QC)


(19 h 30) Collège Bourget juvenile 41 @ Collège de Lévis 6
(séries éliminatoires / playoffs)
(terrain/field: Collège de Lévis, Lévis, QC)

samedi/Saturday 13 novembre, 2021


(13 h) CEGEP F.-X.-Garneau 15 vs Vanier Cheetahs 27
(séries éliminatoires / playoffs)
(terrain/field: Vanier College, St-Laurent, QC)



(19 h 30) CEGEP de Sherbrooke 32 vs John Abbott Islanders 36
(séries éliminatoires / playoffs)
(terrain/field: Memorial Field, John Abbott College, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC)


The memorable images from the game.

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Before the game: a long lineup of people waiting to buy tickets. The line did not clear until there was only about four minutes left to play in the first quarter.

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After the game: Islanders and their fans celebrate on the field while Sherbrooke fans are shell shocked.

Reportage à suivre. In the great scheme of things, on the big karma scoreboard of life, the John Abbott Islanders have just evened the score. After all, it was almost exactly two years ago, October 12, 2019 to be exact, that the Valleyfield Noir-et-Or beat the Islanders in exactly the same way that the Islanders beat the Volontaires today. To all those vocal Sherbrooke fans there is only one thing that can be said - we feel your pain, but today and tomorrow we're going to celebrate.

The game started with the Islanders going on offense first and picking up right where they left off in the win over Thetford the week before. Starting from their own 32-yd line, they used a combination of runs and passes to move the ball steadily down the field, finally scoring the first TD of the game on their 10th play, a 31-yd catch by I#14 to take the early 7-0 lead (I#16 convert kick). However, just like the week before, the visitors responded immediately with a 7-play, 65-yd drive that finished with a 22-yd TD catch by V#3 to tie the score at 7-7 (V#6 convert kick).

On the ensuing John Abbott possession, the Islanders were again able to move the ball almost at will but their drive was stopped by an interception by V#24, The Volontaires then went on offense starting from their own 24-yd line but on the fourth play of their drive they turned the ball right back over with a fumble on their own 34-yd line that was recovered by I#5. The mistake proved costly for the visitors because the Islanders made the most of the opportunity and went back in front 14-7 thanks to a 7-yd TD run by I#7 (I#16 convert kick).

The Volontaires were then forced to go three-and-out and the Abbott the offense went back on the field. They needed just eight plays this time to move 71 yards, scoring a TD on a 35-yd catch by I#10 to increase their lead to 21-7 mid way through the 2nd quarter. After increasing their lead to 23-7 thanks to single points on a kickoff and a punt, Islanders’ prospects of going back to the Bol d’Or to defend their title looked really good. The Volontaires, however, had other ideas. They went back on offense starting from their own 20-yd line with 4:09 on the clock and with the exception of just one run play used short screen passes that the Islanders defense had trouble dealing with to get into the end zone on a 9-yd catch by V#24 to make the score 23-14 for John Abbott at the half time break.

Sherbrooke went on offense first at the start of the second half but their drive was cut short by an interception by I#22. Unfortunately, Islanders offense could not take advantage of the opportunity and had to punt the ball. The Volontaires did the same thing when they got the ball after that and the Islanders offense then went back on the field starting from their own 50-yd line. Two plays later, however, they turned the ball over (fumble recovered by V#24) and this time it proved costly as the Volontaires then used six plays to get into the end zone on a 10-yd scramble by their QB to narrow the gap to 23-21 (V#6 convert kick).

The Sherbrooke defense then forced the Abbott offense to go three and out and the Volontaires went back on attack starting from the Islanders 42-yd line with one minute left to play in the 3rd quarter. Six plays later they had a first-and-goal three yards from the end zone. On the next play, the Sherbrooke QB again threw a short screen pass outside the end zone to V#2, who was tackled almost immediately by Abbott defenders. As the receiver pushed his way past the goal line the ball fell to the ground and was scooped up by I#8 and carried back to the 15-yd line. Islanders believed that they had prevented a score but the referees huddled together for a few long minutes and finally emerged with the decision that the play was in fact a touchdown. Joy among the large contingent of Sherbrooke fans, shock and surprise on the Abbott side. After a 2-pt convert run by V#8 the Volontaires had the lead for the first time in the game at 29-23.

The unexpected turn of events, though, seemed to spark the Islanders. After getting a 29-yd kickoff return from I#7, they offense started the ensuing drive from its own 39-yd line. Seven runs and four passing plays later, the home crowd went wild as I#7 scored a TD on an 11-yd carry to let his team retake the lead at 30-29 with 8:00 left to play in the game (I#16 convert kick). The Sherbrooke offense then took to the field starting from its own 22-yd line and methodically moved down field, using up the clock and taking advantage of four Islanders penalties for 45 yards. The most critical of those penalties was a major call assessed against an Islanders player on a third down play where Sherbrooke failed to pick up a first down. The Volontaires got as close as the 9-yd line before V#6 kicked an 18-yd field goal to put the visitors back in front 32-30 with only 37 seconds left on the clock.

The Islanders offense then went back onthe field but their first three plays did not advance the ball at all and they were faced with a do-or-die fourth-and-ten situation. The Abbott QB then threw a quick 19-yd pass to I#11 who immediately stepped out of bounds to stop the clock with only 17 seconds left. The next two plays were both incomplete passes, which did not help the Islanders get any closer to scoring points but at least they stopped the clock and now there was only the smallest unit of time that the clock can measure, one tenth of a second left. The ball was snapped, the Abbott QB dropped back in the pocket while he looked for receivers but the Volontaires defense applied pressure and forced him to move away. He stepped towards the line of scrimmage and unloaded a high Hail Mary pass to I#10 running down the right side hash marks surrounded by two defenders. It looked like the ball was thrown too far but the receiver fully stretched out his arms and just managed to cradle the ball with his fingertips at about the 10-yd line and without changing his stride kept running towards the end zone. Euphoria on the Abbott side as the rest of the team and the fans invaded the field while an aura of shock and disbelief fell over the Sherbrooke side. There was no need to kick a convert, the Islanders were winning 36-32 and they were going back to the Bol d’Or championship for the 4th time in a row.

There is a report and a video of the play on the CTV Montreal website.


Memorial Field, John Abbott College, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC
CEGEP div. 2 Bol d'Or playoffs, Nov. 13, 2021 7:30 pm
COMPTE RENDU / SUMMARY
Premier Quart / First Quarter
JAC Islanders - TD, I#14, 31-yd catch (I#16 convert kick) 3:38
Sherbrooke Volontaires - TD, V#3 22-yd catch (V#6 convert kick) 7:43
Deuxième Quart / Second Quarter
JAC Islanders - TD, I#7 7-yd run (I#16 convert kick) 0:46
JAC Islanders - TD, I#10 35-yd catch (I#16 convert kick) 7:00
JAC Islanders - Single (kickoff returner tackled in the end zone) 7:10
JAC Islanders - Rouge, I#16 (punt goes through the end zone) 11:51
Sherbrooke Volontaires - TD, V#24 9-yd catch (V#6 convert kick) 14:05
Troisième Quart / Third Quarter
Sherbrooke Volontaires - TD, V#16 10-yd run (V#6 convert kick) 11:44
Quatrième Quart / Fourth Quarter
Sherbrooke Volontaires - TD, V#2 3-yd catch (V#8 2-pt convert run) 1:37
JAC Islanders - TD, I#7 11-yd run (I#16 convert kick) 7:00
Sherbrooke Volontaires - FG, V#6 18-yd 14:23
JAC Islanders - TD, I#10 56-yd catch (convert not attempted) 15:00

Sherbrooke Volontaires
 
7
7
7
11

32
JAC Islanders
 
7
16
0
13

36

Attendance – approximately 700-750



Résumé des statistiques du match entre les équipes des Islanders du Collège John-Abbott et les Volontairess du CEGEP de Sherbrooke
Summary of statistics for the game between the JAC Islanders and Sherbrooke CEGEP Volontaires
(PDF 53 k)



dimanche/Sunday 14 novembre, 2021


(10 h) Cité-des-Jeunes cadet 24 vs Collège Bourget cadet 52
(séries éliminatoires / playoffs)
(terrain/field: Collège Bourget, Rigaud, QC)

jeudi/Thursday 4 novembre, 2021


(18 h) Cité-des-Jeunes cadet 36 @ Collège Saint-Jean-Vianney 29
(séries éliminatoires / playoffs)
(terrain/field: Collège Saint-Jean-Vianney, Montréal, QC)

samedi/Saturday 6 novembre, 2021


(13 h) Valleyfield Noir-et-Or 10 @ CEGEP de Sherbrooke 20
(séries éliminatoires / playoffs)
(terrain/field: Plateau Silvie-Daigle, Sherbrooke, QC)



(13 h) CEGEP de Thetford 13 vs John Abbott Islanders 46
(séries éliminatoires / playoffs)
(terrain/field: Memorial Field, John Abbott College, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC)

2021-11-06_JAC_Islanders_vs_Thetford_1.JPGThe lasting image from the game: Islanders defense simply smothering the Thetford receivers.

La traduction est en cours. Désolé. At the start of the game it looked like it was going to be a good old fashioned wild west shootout as both offenses seemed to be able to move the ball at will, but the Thetford offense stalled after the Islanders defence made the necessary adjustments while the Filons could not stop the Islanders balanced run-pass offense.

The home team got the ball at the start of the game at their own 39-yd line and they had no trouble moving the ball to their opponents’ end zone with nine plays and barely over three minutes to take an early 7-0 lead thanks to a 3-yd TD catch by I#81 (I#16 convert kick). The visitors, however, responded immediately with a 12-play, 86-yd drive that finished with a 17-yd TD catch on a fourth down play by T#15 to tie the game at 7-7 (T#8 convert kick).

On the ensuing Abbott possession, the Islanders appeared poised to strike again as they moved from their own 36-yd line to the Thetford 16-yd line on only four plays, but they could only get six yards closer on the next three plays, a major penalty assessed against them being the main reason, and they attempted a field goal. The Islanders usually reliable kicker, however, pushed the ball wide and a Filons player was able to run the ball out of the end zone all the way to the 48-yd line to deny the Islanders even the single point. The mistake proved costly as the visitors were then able to score a quick TD on a 42-yd catch by T#21 to take a 13-7 lead (2-pt convert attempt failed).

That, however, was as good as it was going to get for the Filons because Abbott defense was able to make the necessary adjustment to stifle their pass offense and without any credible running threat the Thetford team was limited to less than 80 yards of net offense for the rest of the game. The Islanders, on the other hand, scored TDs on their next two drives and together with a safety conceded by the Filons enjoyed a 23-13 lead at the half time break.

In the second half, the Islanders completely dominated the play, scoring touchdowns on three of their five possessions while the Filons could not score any more points and in fact had to concede another safety to make the final score 46-13. The Islanders will now face the Sherbrooke Volontaires in the semi final of the Bol d’Or at 7:30 pm on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Memorial Field.


Memorial Field, John Abbott College, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC
CEGEP div. 2 playoffs. 6 Nov. 2021, 1:00 pm
COMPTE RENDU / SUMMARY
Premier Quart / First Quarter
JAC Islanders - TD, I#81 3-yd catch (I#16 convert kick) 3:11
Thetford Filons - TD, T#15 17-yd catch (T#8 convert kick) 9:54
Deuxième Quart / Second Quarter
Thetford Filons - TD, T#21 42-yd catch (2-pt convert pass failed) 0:19
JAC Islanders - TD, I#14 55-yd catch (I#16 convert kick) 2:41
JAC Islanders - Safety, conceded by T#8 6:43
JAC Islanders - TD, I#3 16-yd catch (I#16 convert kick) 8:42
Troisième Quart / Third Quarter
JAC Islanders - TD, I#7 4-yd run (I#16 convert kick) 10:43
JAC Islanders - Safety, conceded by T#8 12:53
JAC Islanders - TD, I#7 60-yd run (I#16 convert kick) 14:38
Quatrième Quart / Fourth Quarter
JAC Islanders - TD, I#29 10-yd run (I#16 convert kick) 2:20

Thetford Filons
 
7
6
0
0

13
JAC Islanders
 
7
16
16
7

46

Attendance – approximately 350-400



Résumé des statistiques du match entre les équipes des Islanders du Collège John-Abbott et les Filons du CEGEP de Thetford
Summary of statistics for the game between the JAC Islanders and Thetford CEGEP Filons
(PDF 53 k)


Quelques photos prises au cours du match
(192 photos)

Some pictures taken during the game
(192 photos)




(13 h) CEGEP de Lévis 14 vs Vanier Cheetahs 54
(séries éliminatoires / playoffs)
(terrain/field: Vanier College, St-Laurent, QC)


(17 h) Séminaire Saint-Joseph 16 vs Collège Bourget juvenile 42
(séries éliminatoires / playoffs)
(terrain/field: Collège Bourget, Rigaud, QC)

dimanche/Sunday 7 novembre, 2021


(10 h) Collège Jean-Eudes 0 vs Collège Bourget cadet 35
(séries éliminatoires / playoffs)
(terrain/field: Collège Bourget, Rigaud, QC)

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