Galt Wins the RSEQ Flag Foot­ball Ti­tle

Stanstead Journal - - HISTORY - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion Galt Me­dia Class Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

TheAlexan­der Galt girls flag foot­ball team won the RSEQ play off cham­pi­onship for the first time in its schools his­tory on Sun­day by de­feat­ing Les Har­fangs du Tri­o­let 23-13.

Tri­o­let fin­ished first dur­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son and de­feated Galt in there one and only match up, but the girls from Galt seemed to want the gold medal more. The Pipers led 9-7 at the half thanks to a con­verted pass­ing play be­tween quar­ter­back Ash­ley Wright and re­ceiver Lind­say Moore. The Pipers seemed des­tined to win as they con­trolled most of the play in the sec­ond half and outscored the Har­fangs 14-6. Wright hit her other two vet­eran speedy re­ceivers, Clau­dia Gagnon and Jen­nily Crook on long pass­ing plays for the two ma­jors. Wright con­verted all three ma­jors with sin­gle point con­verts. The Piper de­fence swarmed the Har­fangs of­fen­sive at­tack the rest of the half as Mar­cella Driver Mo­liner picked up a two-point safety to give the Pipers some breath­ing room. Galt played smart foot­ball down the stretch by us­ing the clock to their ad­van­tage and claim­ing the gold medal in the process.

Galt ad­vanced to the Cham­pi­onship game thanks to a come from be­hind vic­tory over Mon­tee Le Ber. The Pipers trailed 7-6 at the half with their only touch­down com­ing from the speedy Lind­say Moore. How­ever a good pep talk from the coach­ing staff of Marie Thibault and Jim Le­maitre ral­lied the troops. The Pipers played some poised foot­ball in the sec­ond half as they be­gan to ex­e­cute their pass­ing plays and scored two big touch­downs when Wright hit Gagnon and Han­nah Horni­brook in stride. The Piper de­fence stood strong and shutout Le Ber in the sec­ond half and they ad­vanced to the gold medal game with a 20-7 vic­tory.

Galt will now travel to Trois Rivieres this weekend to play in the RSEQ Provin­cial Cham­pi­onships as the rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the Estrie re­gion. Ju­nior Foot­ball:

The Ju­nior foot­ball team won a big home game this past weekend on the newly named «Hal­sall Field» by de­feat­ing the Coat­i­cook Sum­mum 46-28. Team MVP, Jarod Stone led the Piper at­tack in the firs half with three touch­downs. The Sum­mum de­fence did all they could to con­tain the pow­er­ful run­ning back, but Stone’s strength and speed was too much as he scored two more ma­jors in the sec­ond half. The Pipers other stud run­ning back, Bran­don Vail­lan­court did his part by scor­ing two touch­downs on the day as the win pro­pelled the Pipers to the Cham­pi­onship game next Sun­day at 1:00 in Drum­mondville against the num­ber one team, La Poudriere. Se­nior Girls Rugby:

The Se­nior Girls rugby team kept their per­fect sea­son alive on the weekend as they de­feated Mont­calm 36-12 in the RSEQ semi fi­nal. Galt led 17-7 at the half thanks to ma­jors from vet­er­ans Myr­iam Elkas, Cort­ney Burn­ham and Ros­alie Wub­botls.

Mont­calm scored early in the sec­ond half to tighten the con­test 17-12, but the Pipers used their speed and skill to put the game out of reach with three ma­jors in five min­utes. Jordan Suther­land bulled her way to the end zone from mid field sec­onds af­ter the Mont­calm ma­jor to take mo­men­tum back in Galt’s favour. Elkas would use her speed to put the game out of reach with two more touch­downs.

With the vic­tory the girls from Galt will play the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons, Sem­i­naire de Sher­brooke in the gold medal game this Sun­day at Laruche High School at 1:00.

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