Glengarry opens with tight win
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.
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.