FCC 2016: Alberta, Ontario, Quebec start with overpowering victories

Game 1

Photo credit: Mike Lukyn

To open the 2016 Football Canada Cup, new look Alberta, under rookie head coach Chris Morris, defeated Nova Scotia by a final score of 32-6. Quarterback Tae Gordon (Cochrane) led the way for Alberta with a pair of touchdown strikes including a 75-yard major to receiver Prince Kivia (Henry Wise Wood), who made a spectacular catch to haul in the pass. Following the long touchdown strike, an interception by Alberta defensive back Beko Wande stopped the Nova Scotia attack dead in its tracks on route to the victory.

“We got a working class group of guys,” said Alberta coach Chris Morris. “We kept playing, kept coming, our o-line comes off the ball, and we run the ball hard. It was a good win.”

Quarter

Time

Scoring Summary

AB

NS

1

 

Punt single

1

 

2

11:34

Safety

3

 

2

11:11

Prince Kivia 75-yard catch from quarterback Tae Gordon

10

 

2

3:53

Punter Michael Adams concedes safety

12

 

2

1:34

Alex Gayle 4-yard run

18

 

2

0:14

Tanner Sudo 5-yard run

24

 

 

 

kick

25

 

3

3:45

David Mueller catch from quarterback Tae Gordon

31

 

 

 

kick

32

 

4

9:44

1-yard Adam Bennett run

 

6

 

Players of the Game

 

Nova Scotia

Alberta

Offensive

Adam Bennett, RB (Sir John A. McDonald HS, Upper Tantallon)

Tae Gordon, QB (Cochrane, Cochrane)

Defensive

Jonathan Keirstead, DB (Auburn HS, Cole Harbour)

Devin Derouin, LB (Henry Wise Wood, Calgary)

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Game 2

Photo credit: Glenn Dickson

In the second game of the 2016 Canada Cup, Ontario overpowered New Brunswick, to a 55-0 win.  

Led by two opening half Chase Brown touchdowns, Ontario took a 35-point advantage into halftime. Brown marked his third rushing major of the game to make the final score 55-0.

“There was definitely a bad taste in the mouth last year,” said Ontario coach Glen Mills. “I still think we had the best team in tournament, unfortunately we came up a little bit short.

Quarter

Time

Scoring Summary

ON

NB

1

9:41

Chase Brown 3-yard run

6

 

 

 

Ethan Bastarache kick

7

 

1

11:46

Chase Brown 14-yard run

13

 

2

06:42

David Maecker 1-yard run

20

 

 

 

Ethan Bastarache kick

21

 

2

10:16

Ryan Isenor 85-yard run

27

 

 

 

Ethan Bastarache kick

28

 

2

14:57

Tommy Nield 18-yards reception from quarterback Ben Maracle 0:03

34

 

 

 

Ethan Bastarache kick

35

 

3

10:52

Spencer Nichols 2-yard reception from quarterback David Maecker

41

 

4

8:12

Ryan Isenor 8-yard run

47

 

 

 

Ethan Bastarache kick

48

 

4

13:11

Chase Brown 21-yard run

54

 

 

 

Ethan Bastarache kick

55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Brunswick

Ontario

Offensive

Aidan O’Neil, RB/REC (Tantramar Regional, Sackville)

Ryan Isenor, RB (Cambridge Lions, Otterville)

Defensive

Samuel Alward, DB Tantramar Regional, Port Elgin)

Deionte Knight, DL (Durham Dolphins, Ajax)

 SK-vs-MB-G-game-3-2016-FCC_credit-Glenn-Dickson

Game 3

Photo credit: Glenn Dickson

The home province’s top team put up a great fight but fell to last year’s bronze medalist by a final score of 11-0. The game was a hard-hitting, defensive affair as both squads failed to score a touchdown.  Kicker David Solie marked all but two of Saskatchewan’s 11 points.

Saskatchewan’s head coach Sheldon Gray was pleased with his team’s effort.

“The defence played really well,” said Gray. “They’re pretty hard-hitting and we kind of just weathered the storm there at the end.”

Quarter

Time

Scoring Summary

SK

MB-G

2

13:37

David Solie 29-yard field goal

3

 

2

14:32

David Solie 11-yard field goal

6

 

2

14:50

Safety – QB Andreas Dueck sacked by Bryce Liwiski in endzone

8

 

3

08:55

David Solie 24-yard field goal

11

 

 

Players of the game

 

Manitoba-Gold

Saskatchewan

Offensive

Andreas Dueck, QB (Winnipeg)

Josh Donnelly, QB (LeBoldus, Regina)

Defensive

Galata Gurmu, DB (Winnipeg)

Bryce Lowiski, DL (Centennial, Saskatoon)

 QC-vs-MB-S-game-4-2016-FCC_credit-Mike-Lukyn

Game 4

Photo credit: Mike Lukyn

The tournament’s defending champions started out slow, but found their rhythm late in the opening quarter on their way to a 38 point halftime lead. They added a pair of second half touchdowns to make the final score a 52-0 shutout over Manitoba Silver.

“Our execution was kinda poor tonight, ” said Iadeluca. “I think we counted 10 busts on 40 plays, so we need to be much better on offence.”

Kevin Mitale and William Marchand caught touchdowns in the fourth quarter to complete the scoring for the Quebecers.

Manitoba Silver is composed of mainly players from Thunder Bay and nine players from Manitoba and felt they made Quebec work.

Quarter

Time

Scoring Summary

QC

MB-S

1

10:17

Grégoire Martin 2-yard run

6

 

1

 

Antoine Couture kick

7

 

1

 

Antoine Couture Single (kickoff)

8

 

1

15:00

Antoine Couture 27-yard field goal kick

11

 

2

05:03

Carl Chabot 44-yard pass from Jonathan Sénécal

17

 

2

 

Antoine Couture kick

18

 

2

08:10

Antoine Couture 30-yard field goal

21

 

2

11:08

Antoine Couture 21-yard field goal

24

 

2

11:34

Christopher Cyril 35-yard interception return

30

 

2

 

Antoine Couture kick

31

 

2

13:14

Grégoire Martin 27-yard run

37

 

2

 

Antoine Couture kick

38

 

4

10:03

Kevin Mitale 2-yard catch from quarterback Jonathan Sénécal 

44

 

4

 

Antoine Couture kick

45

 

4

14:17

William Marchand 27-yard catch from Jonathan Sénécal

51

 

4

 

Antoine Couture kick

52

 

 

Players of the game

 

Manitoba-Silver

Quebec

Offensive

Zachary Hynna, REC (Hammarskjold, Thunderbay)

Grégoire Martin, Mustangs Dominique Racine, Jonquière)

Defensive

Austin deLaroque (Warren Collegiate, Warren)

Christopher Cyril, DB (Les Aigles de l’Amitié, Repentigny)

 

2016 Football Canada Cup Schedule

Saturday July 9, 2016 – Game Day 1 (Investors Group Field)

Game 1 – Nova Scotia (#5) 32 – Alberta (#4) 6 @ 11:00 a.m. CT

Game 2 – New Brunswick (#7) 0 – Ontario (#2) 55 @ 2:00 pm CT

Game 3 – Manitoba-Gold (#6) 0 – Saskatchewan (#3) 11 @ 5:00 p.m. CT

Ceremonial Kickoff, 8:00 – 8:15 p.m. CT

Game 4 – Manitoba-Silver (#8) 0 – Quebec (#1) 52 @ 8:30 p.m. CT

 

Tuesday July 12, 2016 – Game Day 2 (EAST SIDE STADIUM)

Game 5 – New Brunswick (Loser Game 2) vs. Manitoba-Gold (Loser Game 3) @ 10:00 a.m. CT

Game 6 – Nova Scotia (Loser Game 1) vs. Manitoba-Silver (Loser Game 4) @ 1:00 p.m. CT

Game 7 – Alberta (Winner Game 1) vs. Quebec (Winner Game 4) @ 4:00 p.m. CT

Game 8 – Ontario (Winner Game 2) vs. Saskatchewan (Winner Game 3) @ 7:00 p.m. CT

 

Friday July 15, 2016 – Game Day 3 (Investors Group Field)

Game 9 – Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 @ 11:00 a.m. CT (7th & 8th Consolation)

Game 10 – Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 @ 2:00 p.m. CT (5th & 6th Consolation)

Game 11 – Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8 @ 5:00 p.m. CT (Bronze medal game)

Game 12 – Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 @ 8:00 p.m. CT (Gold medal game)

 

With files from

Patrick DeLottinville

 

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