High school football scheduled to kick off next week
BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor The 2017 SD&G high school football league is scheduled to kick off next week, with a trio of games.
Tagwi is booked to start things off on Thursday, Sept. 21, hosting La Citadelle for a 1 p.m. gridiron battle.
The Warriors are coached by Rich Keenan, Todd Sabourin, Brian Vincent, and Brandon Coleman.
The Glengarry Gaels will once again field a team composed of student- athletes from GDHS and VCI.
The Gaels will kick off their season at Holy Trinity, with a noon game on Friday, Sept. 22.
Glengarry’s head coach is Brian Dunham. His staff includes Jeff Dorn, Wayne Lee, Jeremy Godmere, and Tyler Stevenson.
Jeff McAllister returns as head coach of the Falcons.
That day will also see a second game, as St. Joseph’s is slated to host CCVS.
St. Lawrence High School has dropped out of the league, citing an inability to garner sufficient interest from its students.
The tentative schedule for week two has Holy Trinity playing at CCVS on Sept. 27 (noon start), while on Sept. 29, the Gaels play at La Citadelle (noon), aand Tagwi travels to St. Joseph’s (2 p.m.).
The regular season runs through Oct. 20, with playoff semifinals on Oct. 26 and the championship game the following week.
As of press time, only week one’s schedule had been confirmed, while the remainder awaits approval from the referees.
Junior football to return
After a one-year absence, junior football (Grades 9 and 10) is slated to return this fall, albeit only for the Glengarry Gaels.
Coach Costa Zarifi says that the team, which will include student-athletes from GDHS and VCI, will play games against sqauds from Gananoque SS (Trojans), Kemptville’s North Grenville DHS (Knights), Russell’s St. Thomas Aquinas CHS (Ravens), and Kemptville’s St. Michael CHS (Mustangs).
Play will be six-on-six, with the action to begin later this month.
Besides the Gaels, no SD&G schools committed to fielding a team at this level.
The girls high school soccer season has been moved from this fall to next spring, concurrent with the boys.
Some schools, such as Tagwi, are offering girls rugby 7s during the fall semester. There’s also girls basketball.
Colts skate to split
The junior ‘A’ Colts won their home opener last Thursday, beating Brockville 2-1, before going on to lose 4-1 in Hawkesbury the next night.
None of the county contingent figured in the points.
Chilly Willy run
The 3rd annual Chilly Willy run ( half marathon, 10 km, 5 km), will be held Nov. 4 in Williamstown. More information and registration online at https://goo.gl/7KwDjE