Holy Trinity edges Glengarry Gaels in football kickoff
BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor Despite a late offensive push, the Glengarry Gaels varsity football team could not overcome a 17-point deficit, as Holy Trinity held on to prevail 27-19 in the SDGAA season opener for both teams.
A third-quarter miscue on an attempted punt from the Gaels end zone saw the Falcons recover the ball for a touchdown, and those points would stand as the difference in the gridiron battle.
Holy Trinity opened the scoring with a Jeremy Latour major, his first of two in the game before being injured.
Joe DiStefano added a TD later in the half for the Falcons, before Jordan MacDermid recovered that loose ball in the third quarter. HT also kicked a trio of converts, two of them by Nathan Burelle. The other was unidentified.
On the Gaels side of the ledger, veteran David MacMaster accounted for the bulk of the scoring, including a touchdown, two convert kicks, and a 47-yard field goal.
Quarterback Aaron Keurentjes had the other Glengarry major on a sweep left, for a two-yard run to the house.
Rounding out the scoring for the Gaels was a safety, as James Lauzon and Nathan Szpak brought down HT quarterback Tyler Fisher in the end zone.
Glengarry got the ball back as a result, but the offence went a quick two-and-out.
The Falcons attempted to run out the clock, but their drive stalled, and the boys were forced to punt, leaving the Gaels with less than three minutes remaining.
Back on offence, Glengarry was moving the ball, first with MacMaster’s legs, on a dash that include a leap over a cast of Falcons.
Keurentjes then aired it out, connecting with MacMaster to move the chain.
Austin Main also had a carry as the drive continued.
Then it was a tricky catch at the boundary by MacMaster, putting the Gaels within striking distance, but the effort ended on the next play, as time ran out on the comeback bid.
The game was the first of the season for both teams, with Holy Trinity scheduled to next play today, Sept. 27, at Cornwall CVS, at noon, while Glengarry will see action on Friday, Sept. 29, at La Citadelle. Start time for that one is also noon.
The Gaels are once again a combined effort of GDHS and VCI, coached by Brian Dunham and his staff.
Following the game, Glengarry awarded its “hit stick” to Alex Este for a hard hit on defence that brought down a Holy Trinity ball carrier.
This award, symbolized by a wooden plank signed by past winners, was instigated last season by defensive line coach “Beard,” a.k.a. Tyler Stevenson.
Hearts soccer tryouts
There’s been a correction to one of the locations for Glengarry Hearts soccer tryouts, from the league advertisement that appeared in last week’s edition of
For boys born in 2008, the site of tryouts will actually be the micro field in Maxville, not Alexandria. The date and time remain the same: Sunday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m.
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Old Blades hockey
The Alexandria Old Blades hockey group, which plays Mondays and Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m., has openings for up to four new players this season. Skaters should be aged 55 or older and should have experience playing hockey, explains Martin Lacombe.
Interested individuals can attend upcoming sessions at the Glengarry Sports Palace or call Lacombe at 613-525-9939.
In minor football action last Sunday, the mosquito Cornwall Wildcats remained perfect, following an 18-14 victory over the Gatineau Vikings.
Meanwhile, the tyke ’ Cats blanked the Vikes 41-0, and the peewee team shut out Gatineau 36-0.
Three weeks remain in the NCAFA regular season. Next action is Oct. 1 at Cornwall’s Joe St. Denis Field, starting at 9:30 a.m. with the tyke game.
Junior ‘A’ Colts
Cornwall’s CCHL Colts swept both halves of a home-andhome series with the Kemptville 73’s, including a 7-1 road triumph on Sunday.
The county’s own Keegan Mulhearn notched a goal and an assist in the weekend rout, as he did in the 5-3 win last Thursday in Cornwall.
Beaconsfield’s Chris Theodore carried the hot stick in the twogame set, scoring four of his team’s 12 goals.
The junior ‘A’ Colts sports a 5-3 record for second place in their division.
Next home game is Thursday, Sept. 28, against the Carleton Place Canadians, at 7:30 p.m