CEGEP Week 1: Cheetahs win opener, CNDF pull off upset (RECAP)

The defending CEGEP Division 1 champions continued from where they left off at the end of last season.

This past weekend, the Vanier Cheetahs won their first game of the season, defeating the Montmorency Nomads 39-18.

While the Cheetahs were down 9-7 after the first quarter, the team would score the next 25 points of the game.

Cheetahs quarterback Hugo Richard had 20 completions in 31 attempts for 290 passing yards and 1 touchdown in the victory. Running back Bryce Vieira scored two majors and had 60 rushing yards on 9 carries (an average of 6.7 yards per carry).  Receivers Etienne Moisan (2 catches, 43 receiving yards) and Jamahll Charles (3 catches, 20 receiving yards) also scored majors for the Cheetahs.

Defensively, Francois Hamel registered six tackles while Jean-Gabriel Poulin chipped in with five tackles in the victory.

As for the Nomads, quarterback Benoit Lacasse completed six passes in 13 attempts and one touchdown in a losing cause.  Receiver Marc elie Jace scored the Nomads other major while racking up 98 receiving yards on three carries.  Farheem Jean-Pierre  led the defensive with eight tackles and caught an interception.

Here is the other action from Week 1 of CEGEP Division 1:


Notre Dame de Foy pulled off a shocking upset win over 2012 Bol D’Or finalists as the team defeated the Champlain-Lennoxville Cougars 27-19.

Receiver Simon Laplante scored a major late in the fourth quarter to give the team the victory. In the game, Laplante had 89 receiving yards on five catches (an average of 17.8 yards per catch). Receiver Pierre-Alexandre Gaudreault (two receptions, 58 receiving yards) and defensive standout Mathieu Boutin also scored touchdowns for the Notre Dame de Foy.

Quarterback Sam Chenard  had 19 completions on 36 attempts for 162 passing yards, two passing touchdowns and one interception for the victors.  Louis Philippe St.Amant led the defense with 7.5 tackles and a sack.

As for the Cougars, running backs Anthony Joyal (13 carries, 71 rushing yards) and Cedric Joseph (8right carries, 69 rushing yards) scored touchdowns in a losing cause.  Cedric Lussier-Roy led with the defensive with 8.5 tackles and a sack.


The Vieux Montreal Spartiates notched their first win of the regular season by crushing the Edouard Montpetit Lynx 55-15.

Spartiates pivot Hugo Henderson had 17 completions in 23 attempts for 219 passing yards and was unstoppable on the field as he scored three touchdowns in the victory.

Receiver Louis Mathieu Normandin scored two touchdowns while accumulating 176 receiving yards on nine catches (an average of 19.6 yards per reception).  Running back Edouard Montemiglio, receiver Benoit Gagnon-Brousseau and defensive standout Mathieu Betts also tallied single majors for the victors.

On the Spartiates defensive side, Andrew Seinet-Spaulding and Dominic Raimondo each registered 5.5 tackles a piece.  Seinet-Spaulding also caught an interception.

For the Lynx, quarterback Gabriel Archambault had 14 completions in 26 attempts for 129 passing yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in the loss.  Receiver Regis Cibasu tallied a major while amassing 99 receiving yards on seven catches (average of 14.1 yards per catch).  Vincent Jacques led the defense by registering 7.5 tackles.


This past weekend, the FX Garneau Elans got passed the Levis Lauzon Faucons 34-31.

Quarterback William Dumas had 14 completions in 36 attempts for 103 passing yards, two touchdowns and one interception.  Receivers Jean Philippe Huot (three carries, 56 receiving yards – average of 18.7 yards per catch) and Christophe Pelletier scored touchdowns in the victory.  Returner Mathieu Forgues also found the end zone for the Elans.

Defensively for the Elans, Marc-Antoine LaFlamme registered 11 tackles and two sacks while Mathieu Duval chipped in with 10 tackles and a sack.

For the Faucons, both running back Sebastien Serre (22 carries, 143 rushing yards) and receiver Jonathan Breton-Robert (98 receiving yards on six catches) each scored two touchdowns a piece.  Charles Brousseau and Olivier Dionne each registered 9.5 tackles in a losing cause.Cheetfi

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