Cara­bins’ two quick touch­downs spoil Gaiter Home­com­ing

Stanstead Journal - - sports - Len­noxville, Sher­brooke

A pair of late first-half touch­downs led the No. 4-ranked Montreal Cara­bins to a 36-22 win over the Bishop’s Gaiters in CIS foot­ball ac­tion last Satur­day at Coul­ter Field. The Home­com­ing crowd of 2,165 saw the Cara­bins turn a 10-6 deficit into a 20-10 half­time lead with two touch­downs in the last minute of the sec­ond quar­ter.

With 1:08 left in the half, the Gaiters elected to punt the ball on third down from the four-yard line, and Alexan­dre FortierLabonté ran it back to the Gaiters’ ten. On the next play, Ro­trand Sené scored the first of his two touch­downs to give the Cara­bins the lead.

Mat­ters went from bad to worse for Bishop’s when they fum­bled the en­su­ing kick­off, giv­ing Montreal the ball on the Bishop’s 35. Two plays later, Alexan­dre Nadeau-Pi­uze found Fortier-Labonté on a nine­yard scor­ing pass, ex­tend­ing the vis­i­tors’ lead to 20-10.

Sené’s sec­ond ma­jor, with 34 sec­onds left in the third quar­ter, put the game out of reach. Four field goals by Pierre-Paul Gelinas, a thirdquar­ter safety touch and an 80-yard kick­off sin­gle rounded out the Montreal scor­ing.

Montreal (3-1) is next in ac­tion on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 1, as they visit No. 5 Sher­brooke. The Gaiters’ (1-3) next game is set for Fri­day, Septem­ber 30, as they visit the McGill Red­men. Kick­off at Mol­son Sta­dium in Montreal is set for 7 p.m.

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