Blocked Extra Point Lifts Galt Football To Victory
Paxton blocked a convert with ten seconds remaining as the Alexander Galt Pipers beat La Ruche Carnicas 35-34 in the RSEQ AA senior football league Saturday afternoon in Magog.
La Ruche scored two touchdowns in the last five minutes of the game and looked to have all the momentum until Paxton came off the end of the line and got his hand on the extra point attempt. The Piper sideline erupted in excitement as his teammates jumped all over him.
Galt led 14-0 after the first quarter when running back Will Simard scored two rushing touchdowns on 12 and 19-yard runs. The Piper offence took another huge blow at the end of the quarter when veteran fullback Sean Giddings broke his arm on a routine play. He will join running back Jared Chute on the injury list who broke his hand last week.
With multiple injuries to the running game Simard stepped up in a big way as he rushed for 226 yards and two more touchdowns. Matthew Sullivan Weare chipped in with a rushing major of his own with an 8-yard dash in the fourth quarter. Paxton had a monster game as he converted all five of his extra point attempts and had nine tackles on defense.
The La Ruche defense picked off two passes and a fumble recovery for touchdowns in the fourth quarter to keep their team in the game. However the Piper defense proved to be better throughout the day with six interceptions of their own. Cornerback Loic Defossses picked three, while Paxton, Louis Dimitri Goupil, Will Breton and Michael Handfield Gosselin each had one.
The win improves the Pipers record to 2-0 and tops in their division. They will host La Ruche next Saturday on Halsall Field at 10:00 for their home opener. Seen here at the start of the first edition of 5 km run is the spokesperson of the event,
pushed by a well-known personality and personal trainer in the world of running.
Thefirst edition of the Defi Adapte ta course, held on the lovely country roads of Ayer’s Cliff last Sunday, was an unqualified success. An impressive 628 runners, walkers and people with reduced mobility took part in the fundraiser for the Centre de readaptation Estrie (CRE). The participants, from experienced to novice and of all ages, could choose between four course lengths: 1 km, 5 km, 10 km and a half-marathon, 21 km.
The profits from the activity will allow the Centre de readaptation Estrie to purchase a special wheelchair for the event’s spokesperson Raphael Royer, a 23 year-old with Multiple Sclerosis.
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