High school foot­ball sched­uled to kick off next week

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens -

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

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