Glengarry tyke Gaels drop close one
BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor The tyke Gaels were so close in their gridiron game last Wednesday, in Alexandria, falling just short in a 60-59 loss to the Cornwall #1 Wildcats.
The young footballers had a chance for victory on the last play of the game, going for a two-point convert (which is a pass and reception and this level). The players connected, but the receiver was stopped shy of the goal line, as the ’Cats held.
It was the third such stop of the contest, in fact, while both teams ran up and down the field, nearly at will.
Connor Hamelin accounted for seven touchdowns and one PAT (a single off a run at this level).
Maxime Tremblay took two to the house, and Damien Martin recorded a pair of two-point converts.
On June 10, the squad closed out regu- lar-season play with a 54-49 win, to finish with a 3-3 record for third place in league standings. Cornwall #2 is first, followed by Cornwall #1, with Cornwall #3 in last.
Playoff semifinals will go on Sunday, June 17 in Cornwall, with start times to be confirmed.
In other results from last week’s play for county teams, the mosquito Gaels lost 3013, while the bantams prevailed 28-14.
Glengarry’s bantams have secured top spot in their three-team division, getting a bye for the June 24 championship match, which will be played in Alexandria.
The mosquito and peewee Gaels are scheduled for semifinal action in Cornwall, on June 17.
Sunday’s playoff schedule will be posted to our website at sportsintheglens.com
The Glengarry Gaels will once again participate in games at the Maxville Fair, on June 22, starting at 6 p.m.
This event is a fundraiser for the food bank, run as part of Purolator’s national Tackle Hunger program. Attendees are asked to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation.
Purple Rain 4 - Blue Typhoons 3
Purple Bandits 12 - Blue Bombers 10
Gray Wolves 6 - Blue Blizzard 5 OH, SNAP!: Liam Ladouceur (centre) snaps the ball back to quarterback Connor Hamelin in Glengarry Gaels tyke football action versus Cornwall #1. Flanking Ladouceur here are Cedric Lanthier (left, obscured) and Damien Martin, with Logan Castonguay and Maxime Tremblay in the back field.