Galt Wins the RSEQ Flag Football Title
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.