Glen­garry opens with tight win

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens -

BY SEAN BRAY Sports Ed­i­tor The Glen­garry Gaels kicked off the high school foot­ball season with a 16-14 vic­tory over Les Pa­tri­otes from La Ci­tadelle.

The Sept. 15 con­test, played at GDHS in Alexan­dria, saw the vis­i­tors get on the board first, as a big bomb in the open­ing quar­ter set up a Pats touch­down.

Early in the sec­ond quar­ter, the Terry show took over, as the Gaels Terry Dog­bey legged out a 45-yard ef­fort for the ma­jor.

After a de­ter­mined de­fen­sive stand, Glen­garry got the ball back just in­side La Ci­tadelle ter­ri­tory

Dog­bey had the big play in the drive, a 30-plus yard run, with the se­ries capped off by a Aaron Keuren­t­jes pass to David MacMaster in the end zone.

D-Mac booted the con­vert to put the Gaels up 13-7.

The re­main­der of the half show­cased Glen­garry’s de­fence, with the Gaels dic­tat­ing play. On of­fence, Dog­bey con­tin­ued to carry to load.

After the break, the de­fence re­mained solid, though a rough play penalty (and ejec­tion) gave the Pats new life, as La Ci­tadelle mounted a long drive for a TD.

The Gaels re­sponded of­fen­sively, mov­ing the ball on the legs of Dog­bey and the arm of Keuren­t­jes (in­clud­ing a first-down pass to Liam Franklin). A late se­ries led to a MacMaster field goal, restor­ing Glen­garry’s lead.

But the Pats weren’t done. They took over on their 35-yard line, ap­par­ently cap­i­tal­iz­ing on dis­ar­ray amongst the Gaels de­fend­ers.

La Ci­tadelle got a big run from scrim­mage, all the way to the Glen­garry 24, be­fore the the ball car­rier was brought down. A field goal try in the wan­ing mo­ments was blocked, as the Gaels held for the 16-14 vic­tory.

SEAN BRAY PHOTO

SPEED­STER: Glen­garry’s Dog­bey turns on the jets to avoid the tackle of a player from La Ci­tadelle, as the high school foot­ball league kicked off its fall 2016 season last week, at GDHS, in Alexan­dria.

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