Champions crowned on final day of Flag Nationals in Charlottetown

Charlottetown – On Sunday July 27, Quebec won both U-16 and U-18 female divisions while Manitoba captured the boys U-16 title on the third and final day of the 2014 Flag Football National Championships in Charlottetown at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI).

The day began with morning semi-final matchups in each division while the afternoon opened with a trio of bronze medal games at 1 PM and concluded with gold medal finals from 2 to 4 PM.

Quebec wins 10 round U-16 girls OT shootout thriller

To open up the trio of gold medal contests, Quebec captured gold in the U-16 girls division with a 29-28 victory in dramatic fashion. With both teams unable to break a 25-25 tie at the end of regulation time, the score was settled with an overtime shootout that lasted 10 rounds. Each round both teams were given an opportunity to score a single point. The teams matched each other, scoring in the second, fifth and seventh rounds to knot the score up at 28. After Manitoba was unable to score with their 10th round possession, Quebec sealed the 29-28 victory as quarterback Shanel Turgeon connected with Marie-Frédérique Poulin in the end zone.

Manitoba bounces back in U-16 boys final

The province of Manitoba bounced back in their next contest at 3 PM, defeating Saskatchewan 40-27 to take home gold in the under-16 boys division. The top ranked team following round robin play, Manitoba jumped out to an early 20-0 advantage. Manitoba lead 20-7 heading into halftime and matched two of Saskatchewan’s three second half touchdowns, earning a 40-27 victory.

Quebec sweeps female division gold with U-18 victory over Sask

Quebec swept both female division finals as defensive production led Quebec to a come from behind victory 12-7 victory against Saskatchewan in the under-18 female division gold medal game at 4 PM. Saskatchewan took a 7-6 lead early in the second half on an Olivia Lafrance receiving touchdown. Down by a single point, Quebec rallied on a Marilou Deschenes interception which she returned to the end zone, sealing the Quebec victory 12-7.

Tournament MVPs

Division
Offensive (Team)
Defensive (Team)
U16 girls Victoria Tachinsky (Manitoba) Marie-Frédérique Poulin (Québec)
U16 boys Bennett Stusek (Saskatchewan) Domenic Horvath (Manitoba)
U18 female Alex Eyolfson (Saskatchewan) Marilou Deschenes (Québec)

 

 

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