Holy Trin­ity edges Glen­garry Gaels in foot­ball kick­off

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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.

For more in­for­ma­tion, e-mail glen­gar­rysoc­cer­league@live.ca

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.

Youth foot­ball

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

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