CÉGEP10 (coll. div. 1) game RECAP (2): Lévis-Lauzon run their way to an upset over CNDF; Cougars best Cheetahs in battle of the felines

Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy (21) v.s Cégep Lévis-Lauzon Faucons (43)
Run, run, and run some more. That’s the approach Lévis-Lauzon has taken to begin the season, and if it’s not broke, why fix it?

CFC60 Joanik Masse put in another player of the week type effort carrying the ball 33 times for 273 yard and four touchdowns, which was more than enough to deliver an upset to the defending champions, but also sends a signal to the rest of the league that stopping him won’t be easy even if you know it’s coming. Adrien Guay got the start under centre for the Faucons and showed some flashes of excellent play with 11 completions for 157 and a touchdown, but the downside for the youngster was a couple interceptions by Randy Gibuku-Mabengo he wishes he could have back. Marc-Olivier Boucher was his leading receiver with four catches for 69 yards, while Philippe Plourde led the team with five catches and caught Guay’s lone touchdown pass.

For CNDF, it was turnovers that would be their downfall with four interceptions, which is enough to sink any team even if you match it with three touchdown passes. Alexandre Naud came in to relieve Philip Charpentier and found more consistency completing 10/12 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown, but it was too late to salvage a win this week. CFC60 Vincent Forbes-Mombleau also went off as per usual for CNDF with six receptions for 129 and a touchdown, plus he even threw one, but his efforts like Naud weren’t enough to overcome the deficit. Grabbing the interceptions for Lévis-Lauzon were Hugo Larue, Simon Torres and Adel Bafdile with two.

Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Géants (24) v.s Cégep Garneau Élans (35)
Garneau had everything clicking on the ground and through the air despite Saint-Jean’s best efforts, who were also able to move the ball in chunks but still came up short 35-24.

Joé Hudon stole the show under centre completing 14/18 passes for 224 and two touchdowns, which were both caught by CFC60 Mathieu Blanchette, who only caught those two passes but still somehow covered a game high 120 yards in the process. Mathieu Hudon was the Élans leading receiver catch wise with seven for 81 yards, while Émile Malenfant led the way in the backfield with a touchdown on 16 carries for 115 yards. Also having big days was Christophe Tremblay-Harnois who finished off with 11 carries for 61 yards, CFC60 Frédéric Pongo who racked up 10 tackles, and CFC60 Thomas Landry who had a pair of interceptions including one he took back to the house for six.

The Géants did create some mismatches in the passing game with Jesse Swennen throwing for close to 250 yards, but those two costly interceptions plus another by Geoffrey Cantin Arku ended up taking the wind out of their sails. Nathan Lupien led the team with 83 yards receiving, while Edouard Arsenault finished close behind with 70 yards and a touchdown strike from Swennen. In the backfield Mai Jie Yuan had a decent game with 56 yards and a touchdown, while Swennen also used his legs effectively for 50 yards on 12 attempts.

Champlain College Lennoxville Cougars (24) v.s Vanier College Cheetahs (14)
In the glamourous game of the week showdown, it was the Cougars who won the battle of the cats with a clutch 24-14 victory over the Cheetahs.

It may not have been the prettiest performance for either side, but quarterback Lukas Boulanger did enough with 211 yards and a touchdown to go along with another on the ground to help secure the W. Also doing damage in multiple phases was Jeremie Grace Kankolongo, who finished the game with six catches for 72 yards and touchdown, which was in addition to his duties at running back where he gained 40 yards on 10 carries. Dhandre Weekes contributed 49 more yards on three receptions, while Phillip Dupont and Félix Lussier-Roy did their part combining for 58 yards on just six carries. Over on defence Vincent Delisle was the main man leading the team with six tackles, and Cédric Thériault led the way with two sacks.

Noah Craney had a good game for the Cheetahs completing 16 passes for 199 yards and a touchdown pass to CFC60 Samuel Emilus, but a lack of run game didn’t help their effort. Emilus ended off with 95 yards on five receptions, but the ball was spread around to six different receivers throughout, including Tshitenge Tshisthi Bukasa who added in 37 yards on three catches. Their other major came from CFC60 Patrick Charles out of the backfield, but he was unable to establish a mojo with only seven carries in the game, while the other highlight came from CFC60 Darren Kyeremeh, who snagged an interception and also led the team with 8.5 tackles.

Collège André-Grasset Phénix (52) v.s Collège Montmorency Nomades (0)
Although Montmorency tried, there was no slowing down André-Grasset once again this week who walked away with a 52-0 shutout to take over top spot in our rankings.

Same as last week, the storyline heavily involved rookie quarterback Jonathan Sénécal, who followed up his masterful debut with a similar stat line that consisted of 288 yards and three touchdowns. CFC60 Kevin Mitale took home best supporting role once again with five receptions for 112 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while fellow CFC60 Samuel Makwanda did his best to impersonate with 45 yards and two rushing majors. Another CFC60 prospect who had an unusually quiet night was François Rocheleau, but despite only catching two passes for seven yards he was still able to find the end zone. This left a void for some extra production which was filled in by Emilio Jaimes Leclair who finished with three catches for 67 yards, and Guillaume Ranger who caught four for 47 yards. On defence it was another pair of CFC60 studs leading the way with Denver Coursol nabbing a sack and four tackles, while Bruno Lagacé registered an interception accompanied by Félix Cossette and Renaud Stéphenne who also snagged one apiece.

Aside from the turnover issues, Benjamin Pelletier had a fairly accurate game for Montmorency completing 16/22 passes for 132 yards, with his leading receiver Mathieu Renault catching five of those balls for 55 yards. Mathieu Vachon also found a few holes in the running game finishing with eight carries for an identical 55 yards.

Cégep Limoilou Titans (11) v.s Cégep du Vieux Montréal Spartiates (16)
It was another tight matchup for the Spartiates who were probably having visions of last week’s heartbreaker, but they were able to suppress their past and overcome Limoilou for a big 16-11 victory.

Seven different receivers got in on the action for Vieux Montréal, but it was Jason Hovington who became the favourite target finishing with five receptions for 71 yards from his quarterback Arnaud Desjardins, who also had a big game with 16 completions for 258 yards and 50 of those coming on a touchdown to Nicolas Dionne. It was big play after big play for this bunch with five of them averaging 17.5 plus yards per catch, which really put some unmendable holes into the armour of a Titans defence that stood tall for the majority of the game. Not to be forgotten is their kicker Robert De Angelis, who got to enjoy his weekend after nailing two key field goals that ultimately were the difference.

Limoilou struggled to get anything going in the passing lanes, but Philippe Genest was their lone bright spot on offence finishing with 113 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.

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