Blocked Ex­tra Point Lifts Galt Foot­ball To Vic­tory

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Shawn

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.

Royer,

Mary-Lou But­ter­field,

Defi Adapte ta course’s

Raphaël

Photo cour­tesy

Shawn Pax­ton

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