#2015FCC DAY 2 RECAP [stats]: #CFC100 Carusello & Lam create late comeback magic; Ontario to defend gold medal against Quebec-Blue

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Ontario rallies late against Alberta, advances to defend gold medal on Sunday

Photo credit: James Hajjar

With a trip to the gold medal game on the line, defending champion Ontario edged Alberta 20-17 in a come from behind victory in the first semi-final on Thursday July 16 at Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu’s Alphonse-Desjardins Stadium.

The first quarter was a feeling out process for both teams who were unable to put anything together offensively.

That would change in a hurry as Alberta’s defence manufactured the first opportunity, bringing pressure to Ontario quarterback Connor Carusello, recovering an Ontario fumble.

Taking over at the Ontario 12-yard line, a Brandt Burns 11-yard run gave Alberta a 1st and goal at the 1-yard line. The wild rose province broke the deadlock as #CFC100 quarterback Desmond Catellier called his own number, making the score 7-0.

Alberta’s defence continued to cause Ontario problems as linebacker Noah McDonough stepped in front of an Ontario pass, returning it to the 39-yard line. Penalties pushed Alberta’s starting field position to the 14.  Alberta took full advantage as Desmond Catellier threw a tight spiral to Jacob Izquierdo in the end zone to widen the lead 14-0.

Ontario and Alberta traded field goals to make the score at halftime 17-3.

Ontario used a defensive turnover of their own to swing the momentum in their corner. While in wildcat with a receiver under centre, Alberta had difficulty with the exchange putting the ball on the ground. Ontario pounced on the fumble, taking over at their opponent’s 50-yard line.

Ontario capitalized on the opportunity with a 2-yard #CFC100 Dominic Mandalfino rushing touchdown to make the score 17-10.

After holding Alberta to a 2-and-out, Ontario chipped the Alberta lead to four with a long 41-yard Gabriel Siemieniec field goal, making the score 17-14 after three quarters.

The score would stay unchanged until the last minute of the game. Ontario got into scoring range as #CFC100 quarterback Connor Carusello connected with #CFC100 Gordan Lam on a 39-yard strike to set-up first and goal at the 9.  With 43 seconds to play, Ontario took the lead on a broken play as quarterback Connor Carusello dropped the snap, regrouped and found receiver Gordan Lam in the end zone to give the defending champions a 20-17 lead.

With only 37 seconds on the clock, Alberta refused to quit. Starting the drive at their own 37-yard line, they drove down to the Ontario 38. With three seconds on the clock, kicker Desmond Catellier (also Alberta’s quarterback) field goal attempt missed the mark, ending the comeback as time ran out.

Both sides face the same fate as they did a year ago on day three as Ontario will play in the gold medal game while Alberta will play for bronze. The gold medal game takes place on Sunday July 19 at 7 P.M. ET while the bronze medal game kicks-off at 4 P.M.

Quotes:

“We were happy with the game plan, we executed well in the first half, we didn’t make any mistakes and in the second half we just didn’t do the same. We told the guys at the half zero-zero, came out the first three series offensively and made mistakes. We gave them too many chances and defensively we kept going.”

“The real thing was you’re up by three with a 1:34 to go and you’ve got the ball. If you get a couple of first downs it’s game-over but we just couldn’t. We lost five yards on first down and then we couldn’t get a first down.”

“The big thing was they were really strong defensively so to run the ball against them was extremely difficult for us and we just didn’t solve that problem, particularly in the second half.”

-Bryan Brandford, Alberta Head Coach

“I thought again we came out of the gate and made a ton of mistakes. We just weren’t ready to play. The second half, we talked about it, I told some guys it’s time to man up and play the game the way it’s supposed to be played. I think we did a fantastic job of coming out here and playing a great second half of football.

On the second half fumble recovery

“Anytime you get a turnover its big – either it helps them or it helps you. I think for us we were able to do some things. Even the field goal just before the half got us moving in a positive direction because there wasn’t a lot of positive things going on. That was big and then we came out in the second half and scored and then got it rolling.

On the late second score to win the game

“We actually had two or three plays called; we knew exactly what we wanted to run. It was actually supposed to go to the other side but the quarterback dropped the ball and rolled the opposite way. They were trying to overcompensate for the play-action and Gordon snuck out and got open and made a play.

On potentially playing the host province for the second year in a row in the gold medal game:

“Again we just got to play football, regardless of who it is. We’ve got to come out and play our game and our style. If we do that I think we’ll be successful.”

-Glen Mills, Ontario Head Coach

 

Players of the game
Alberta Ontario
Defensive #99 Justin Sambu, DL #99 Mitchell Thiele, DL
Offensive #82 Jacob Izquierdo, REC #10 Gordan Lam, REC

 

Quickie Statistics (Final)
#4 Alberta vs #1 Ontario (2015-07-16 at Saint-Jean, QC)
ALB ONT
Score 18 20
FIRST DOWNS 18 11
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 31-66 17-29
PASSING YDS (NET) 113 105
Passes Att-Comp-Int 18-13-0 21-10-1
Team Losses -22 -32
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 52-157 42-102
Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards 5-18 7-79
Kickoff Returns-Yards 3-43 3-59
Interception Returns-Yards 1-21 0-0
Punts (Number-Avg) 9-28.3 7-35.0
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties-Yards 10-90 18-158
Possession Time 23:10 24:50
Third-Down Conversions 2 of 3 1 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 3-3 2-2
Alberta Ontario
Rushing No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
Desm. Catellier 6 29 0 29 1 12 4.8
Brandt Burzuk 9 27 1 26 0 11 2.9
Landon Rose 11 19 7 12 0 5 1.1
Jacob Izquierdo 1 3 0 3 0 3 3.0
Rushing No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
Jevante Stanley 8 18 4 14 0 5 1.8
Brandon Metz 4 10 0 10 0 8 2.5
Con. Carusello 1 6 0 6 0 6 6.0
Dom. Mandalfino 3 5 0 5 1 3 1.7
Passing C-A-I Yds TD Long Sack
Desm. Catellier 13-18-0 113 1 19 3
Passing C-A-I Yds TD Long Sack
Alex. Douglas 7-11-0 54 0 19 2
Con. Carusello 3-10-1 51 1 39 2
Receiving No. Yards TD Long
Brandt Burzuk 5 42 0 13
Jacob Izquierdo 4 46 1 19
Ben Pasiuk 3 20 0 11
Dan. Blackmore 1 5 0 5
Receiving No. Yards TD Long
Gordon Lam 4 51 1 39
Mitchell Raper 2 26 0 17
Mich. Casciano 1 19 0 19
Brandon Speller 1 9 0 9
Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20 TB
Desm. Catellier 8 222 27.8 41 0 0
Justin Sambu 1 33 33.0 33 0 0
Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20 TB
Gab. Siemieniec 7 245 35.0 49 0 0
Punt Returns No. Yards TD Long
Dan. Blackmore 3 13 0 11
Brandt Burzuk 1 3 0 3
Punt Returns No. Yards TD Long
Brandon Metz 6 64 0 21
Gordon Lam 1 15 0 15
Kick Returns No. Yards TD Long
Dan. Blackmore 1 19 0 19
Jacob Izquierdo 1 20 0 20
Kick Returns No. Yards TD Long
Brandon Metz 2 45 0 24
Dom. Mandalfino 1 14 0 14
Tackles UA-A Total Sacks TFL
Noah McDonough 5-0 5.0 0.0 0.0
J-Min Pelley 2-5 4.5 1.0 1.0
Joseph Dutton 3-1 3.5 0.0 2.0
Justin Sambu 3-1 3.5 1.0 1.5
Tackles UA-A Total Sacks TFL
Mitchell Thiele 5-4 7.0 1.0 1.0
Dominic Ciraco 6-1 6.5 1.5 2.5
Daniel Metcalfe 3-4 5.0 0.5 0.5
Nathan. Edwards 4-1 4.5 0.0 1.0
Qtr Time Scoring Play V-H
2nd 05:54 ALB – Desm. Catellier 1 yd run (Desm. Catellier kick), 2-12 0:44 7 – 0
08:44 ALB – Jacob Izquierdo 13 yd pass from Desm. Catellier (Desm. Catellier kick), 2-14 0:46 14 – 0
10:55 ONT – Gab. Siemieniec 42 yd field goal, 7-28 2:01 14 – 3
12:00 ALB – Desm. Catellier 22 yd field goal, 10-60 1:05 17 – 3
3rd 08:45 ONT – Dom. Mandalfino 2 yd run (Gab. Siemieniec kick), 8-50 3:48 17 – 10
11:04 ONT – Gab. Siemieniec 41 yd field goal, 3-3 1:09 17 – 13
4th 11:17 ONT – Gordon Lam 3 yd pass from Con. Carusello (Gab. Siemieniec kick), 5-48 0:31 17 – 20
12:00 ALB – Desm. Catellier 45 rouge 18 – 20

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Host Quebec-Blue advances to gold medal game, will meet defending champs

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Quebec-Blue punched their ticket to the gold medal game after defeating Saskatchewan in Thursday’s second semi-final at Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu’s Alphonse-Desjardins Stadium.

Quebec-Blue will now meet defending champion Ontario on Sunday July 19 at 7 P.M. ET while Sask and Alberta will battle for bronze at 4 P.M.

Quebec got off to a hot start, scoring on the game’s opening possession as Mathieu Blanchard nailed a 15-yard field goal to take a 3-0 lead.

Quebec’s defence began to flex its muscle as defensive back Denver Coursol made a terrific diving interception at Sask’s 40-yard line. The host province took full advantage following a little trickery, converting on a 3rd down fake field goal to give them a fresh set of downs. Seizing the momentum quarterback Ezechiel Tieide connected with Kevin Mital on a 12-yard touchdown pass to widen the Quebec lead to 10.

Blanchette added a single on a missed field goal to give Quebec an 11 point lead heading into halftime.

To start the second half, a 47-yard Kyle Borsa run put Sask in good position to score on their opponent’s 5-yard line. Backed up on their goal line, Quebec’s defence flexed its muscle once again as Antoine Lemire stepped in front of a Mason Nyhus pass stopping the Saskatchewan drive and momentum dead in its tracks.

Not to be outdone, Saskatchewan’s defence stood strong following the turnover, forcing third down and 23. First Ryder Varga stuffed out Quebec’s first down rush while on second down Tristen Moreau brought down Quebec’s quarterback in the backfield. Quebec conceded the safety to put Saskatchewan on board 11-2.

Seizing momentum from their defensive stand, a drive that began at their own 35-yard line culminated with a 1-yard Joshua Ewanchyna touchdown run followed by a successful 2-point conversion to make the score 11-10 heading into the final quarter.

Mathieu Blanchette added his second and third field goals of the night to make the final score 14-10.

Quotes:

On tonight’s win and their opponent

“It was of the toughest Canada Cup games I’ve been apart. It’s a heck of a football team on the other side. It shows that they had a ton of guys that played on their Canada Cup team last year. It was a good test for us and I’m glad the kids came together and answered the bell when it needed to be answered.”

On executing the fake punt pass to go up by 10

“It’s huge. We tried to put our kids in good situations where they can succeed. We thought it was a good time to show that and the kids executed it. We’ve been working on it ever since we got here and it’s an onus to the kids that they’ve bought in to what we’re trying to do here.”

On Sunday’s final against Ontario

“It’s going to be a heck of a game but it’s time to go to work now.”

-Brad Collinson, Quebec-Blue Head Coach

“I think our guys battled really hard to the very last whistle. We played against a great team and unfortunately we didn’t come out on top.”

On today’s effort and touchdown to come within one point of Quebec

“It shows what our team is made of. They leave their blood and guts on the field for our team and our province every time they’re out there. I have nothing but respect for each and every one of our guys. They’re a great group of players and you know what we’re going to rebound from this and get ready for Alberta.”

On playing Alberta for bronze

“Alberta is always a very well coached team and they a lot of good things. We’re just going to move past today and start preparing for the bronze medal game.”

-Kyle Stroeder, Saskatchewan Head Coach

Players of the game
Quebec-Blue Saskatchewan
Offensive #2 Ezechiel Tiede, QB #8 Finley Easton, REC
Defensive #31 Alec Poirier, LB #42 Ciaran Sveinbjornson, LB

 

Quickie Statistics (Final)
#3 Quebec Bleu vs #2 Saskatchewan (2015-07-16 at Saint-Jean, QC)
QCB SAS
Score 17 10
FIRST DOWNS 16 17
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 23-92 11-63
PASSING YDS (NET) 242 167
Passes Att-Comp-Int 21-13-0 32-19-5
Team Losses -21 -9
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 46-313 45-221
Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards 2-6 2-41
Kickoff Returns-Yards 2-30 4-78
Interception Returns-Yards 5-88 0-0
Punts (Number-Avg) 3-35.0 4-34.2
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties-Yards 16-156 9-75
Possession Time 25:18 22:42
Third-Down Conversions 1 of 2 0 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 3-4 1-2
Quebec Bleu Saskatchewan
Rushing No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
Samuel Makwanda 13 47 6 41 0 8 3.2
Ezechiel Tieide 4 33 1 32 0 22 8.0
Alex Daigneault 5 17 7 10 0 9 2.0
Vinc. Forbes-M. 1 9 0 9 0 9 9.0
Rushing No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
Kyle Borsa 4 52 2 50 0 47 12.5
Josh. Ewanchyna 5 15 2 13 1 9 2.6
Brayden Wagg 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Passing C-A-I Yds TD Long Sack
Ezechiel Tieide 13-21-0 242 1 44 2
Passing C-A-I Yds TD Long Sack
Mason Nyhus 19-32-5 167 0 17 2
Receiving No. Yards TD Long
Mat. Blanchette 4 70 0 40
Vinc. Forbes-M. 3 49 0 27
Jeffers. Pierre 2 32 0 26
Kevin Mital 2 30 1 18
Receiving No. Yards TD Long
Finley Easton 6 61 0 17
T. Mildenberger 5 34 0 12
Ben Getzlaf 4 44 0 15
David Solie 2 19 0 13
Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20 TB
Mat. Blanchette 3 105 35.0 47 1 0
Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20 TB
Eric Despins 4 137 34.2 36 1 0
Punt Returns No. Yards TD Long
Carl Chabot 1 7 0 7
Kevin Mital 1 -1 0 0
Punt Returns No. Yards TD Long
Kyle Borsa 2 41 0 23
Kick Returns No. Yards TD Long
Carl Chabot 2 30 0 18
Kick Returns No. Yards TD Long
Kyle Borsa 3 67 0 28
Avery Pierce 1 11 0 11
Tackles UA-A Total Sacks TFL
Alec Poirier 4-5 6.5 0.0 0.0
Mich. Brodrique 6-0 6.0 0.0 1.0
D. Gendron-Mus. 3-4 5.0 0.0 0.0
K. Smith St-Cyr 4-0 4.0 0.0 0.0
Tackles UA-A Total Sacks TFL
Logan Bitz 7-1 7.5 0.0 1.0
C Sveinbjornson 5-1 5.5 1.0 2.0
Nicolas Cross 4-2 5.0 0.0 0.0
Josh Hagerty 4-0 4.0 0.0 0.0
Qtr Time Scoring Play V-H
1st 03:25 QCB – Mat. Blanchette 15 yd field goal, 6-69 3:25 3 – 0
2nd 09:28 QCB – Kevin Mital 12 yd pass from Ezechiel Tieide (Mat. Blanchette kick), 7-40 3:09 10 – 0
11:23 QCB – Mat. Blanchette 31 rouge 11 – 0
3rd 04:57 SAS – TEAM safety 11 – 2
11:12 SAS – Josh. Ewanchyna 1 yd run (T. Mildenberger pass from Mason Nyhus), 10-75 6:15 11 – 10
4th 05:32 QCB – Mat. Blanchette 18 yd field goal, 10-76 6:13 14 – 10
11:29 QCB – Mat. Blanchette 37 yd field goal, 3-4 0:15 17 – 10

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Quebec-White rebounds on Day 2, shutting out Manitoba

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Following a day one loss to defending champion Ontario, Quebec-White defeated Manitoba 31-0 on Thursday July 16 at the 2015 Football Canada Cup from Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu’s Alphonse-Desjardins Stadium.

Quebec came out of the gates early, determined to improve on Thursday’s result as their defense opened the scoring on a 37-yard Louis-Philippe Leclerc fumble recovery return for a touchdown.

Gatineau quarterback Philip Charpentier added a pair of touchdown passes as he found Tristan Quirion and Antoine Danserau-Leclerc on 5 and 30-yard touchdown strikes respectively to widen the home province’s advantage 24-0 heading into halftime.

Quebec added a final touchdown to cap off the day as Antoine Dansereau-Leclerc reached the end zone for the second time on the afternoon on a 28-yard strike from quarterback Guillaume Renaud-Dumoulin.

On day three, Quebec-White will face Nova Scotia at 1 p.m. ET while Manitoba will open up action on Sunday July 19 against New Brunswick.

Quotes:

“I liked the way a lot of our individuals responded. A great example is Keenan Onyebuchi gave up a touchdown in the first quarter, he came back with a very athletic interception later. He ended up having himself a very great game. That’s the kind of fight we expect and want from our starters and our returning players and all our athletes. Offensively we had a lot of trouble moving the ball. We got some good push; Trevor Wright had a very explosive game. I think that a lot of our overall stats aren’t going to reflect the effort we put on the field today.”

On facing NB on Sunday:

“That’s a very tough team. They obviously fight very hard for every inch they get. They’ve got a quarterback that I was impressed with already so I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do when we meet.”

Dan Washnuk, Manitoba Head Coach

“I’m pretty happy with the result today. We had a game plan that we set and the guys were able to execute the game plan and we’re pretty happy about the result.”

“It’s fun to come out with a win; once you come out of a win guys work a little harder and guys are happier, their spirits are up. We’re going to use the momentum of this win to take us to the next level.”

-Fabrice Raymond, Quebec-White Head Coach

Players of the game
Quebec-White Manitoba
Offensive #1 Antoine Dansereau-Leclerc #32 Trevor Wright, RB
Defensive #90 Dylan Côté, DL #77 Cody Baranyk, DL

 

Quickie Statistics (Final)
#8 Quebec Blanc vs #5 Manitoba (2015-07-16 at Saint-Jean, QC)
QCW MAN
Score 31 0
FIRST DOWNS 13 7
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 21-125 18-51
PASSING YDS (NET) 118 11
Passes Att-Comp-Int 17-8-1 17-5-1
Team Losses -9 -8
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 39-234 36-54
Fumble Returns-Yards 1-37 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards 6-56 6-59
Kickoff Returns-Yards 1-13 5-113
Interception Returns-Yards 1-20 1-0
Punts (Number-Avg) 7-40.7 9-30.8
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-2
Penalties-Yards 18-205 21-200
Possession Time 21:55 26:05
Third-Down Conversions 1 of 2 0 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 2-3 0-1
Quebec Blanc Manitoba
Rushing No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
Marc-A. Jerome 8 74 7 67 0 50 8.4
Joanik Masse 6 27 0 27 0 11 4.5
Maxime Gareau 6 22 2 20 0 12 3.3
P. Charpentier 1 11 0 11 0 11 11.0
Rushing No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
Trevor Wright 12 47 12 35 0 11 2.9
Bryson McNeil 1 10 0 10 0 10 10.0
Kaeden Corrie 3 8 1 7 0 7 2.3
Tom. Semchyshyn 1 1 0 1 0 1 1.0
Passing C-A-I Yds TD Long Sack
P. Charpentier 5-11-0 60 2 30 0
Guill. Renaud-D 3-6-1 58 1 28 1
Passing C-A-I Yds TD Long Sack
Bryson McNeil 4-15-1 10 0 11 1
Tom. Semchyshyn 1-2-0 1 0 1 0
Receiving No. Yards TD Long
A. Dansereau-L. 5 100 2 30
Tristan Quirion 2 24 1 19
P. Charpentier 1 -6 0 0
Receiving No. Yards TD Long
Steinn McIntosh 2 -7 0 0
Tom. Semchyshyn 1 11 0 11
Joshua Weichel 1 6 0 6
Josh. Newransky 1 1 0 1
Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20 TB
Vinc. Blanchard 7 285 40.7 60 0 0
Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20 TB
Austin Johnson 9 277 30.8 44 0 0
Punt Returns No. Yards TD Long
Jacob Salvail 6 56 0 33
Punt Returns No. Yards TD Long
Josh. Newransky 5 26 0 12
Shae Weekes 1 33 0 33
Kick Returns No. Yards TD Long
Marc-A. Jerome 1 13 0 13
Kick Returns No. Yards TD Long
Keen. Onyebuchi 3 74 0 38
Joshua Weichel 2 39 0 21
Tackles UA-A Total Sacks TFL
Dylan Cote 5-0 5.0 1.0 3.0
Neal Cote 3-1 3.5 0.0 1.0
Ced. Theriault 2-2 3.0 0.0 1.5
Andriy Nikulich 2-2 3.0 0.0 0.0
Tackles UA-A Total Sacks TFL
Cody Baranyk 5-1 5.5 0.0 3.0
Josh Diamond 3-1 3.5 0.0 0.0
Brody Williams 2-3 3.5 0.0 1.0
Kellen Steudle 3-0 3.0 0.0 0.0
Qtr Time Scoring Play V-H
1st 02:34 QCW – L-P. Leclerc 37 yd fumble recovery (Vinc. Blanchard kick) 7 – 0
05:44 QCW – Tristan Quirion 5 yd pass from P. Charpentier (Vinc. Blanchard kick), 4-19 1:42 14 – 0
07:06 QCW – TEAM safety 16 – 0
11:57 QCW – A. Dansereau-L. 30 yd pass from P. Charpentier (Vinc. Blanchard kick), 3-44 1:49 23 – 0
2nd 12:00 QCW – Vinc. Blanchard 12 rouge 24 – 0
4th 05:31 QCW – A. Dansereau-L. 28 yd pass from Guill. Renaud-D (Vinc. Blanchard kick), 3-42 1:53 31 – 0

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Nova Scotia capture Maritime battle against neighbouring New Brunswick

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Nova Scotia edged New Brunswick 22-20 in a battle of the Maritimes to open the second day on Thursday July 16 at the 2015 Football Canada Cup from Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu’s Alphonse-Desjardins Stadium.

Following day one loses on Monday both teams were hungry for their first win of the tournament and a spot in the 5th place game on Sunday July 19 at 1 P.M. ET.

Nova Scotia opened the scoring with a booming punt which sailed into the end zone for a single point. Nova Scotia struck again on a 20-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Monecko Clayton to receiver Marko Xidos. New Brunswick was unable to capitalize on a pair of interceptions from linebacker Bailey Feltmate and defensive back Samuel Alward respectively. Feltmate had an impressive game tallying a game high 9 total tackles, 8 of which were solo.

Nova Scotia looked to have taken a 15-point lead into halftime following a 1-yard Adam Bennett touchdown plunge however New Brunswick had other ideas. On the last play of the opening half, a 99-yard Ian Carty touchdown return narrowed the NB deficit 15-7 heading into the half.

New Brunswick further chipped away at the NS lead as quarterback David Party found Joel Shaw in the end zone 22-yards out, bringing the score 15-13. The touchdown was set-up by a Justin Wyryha interception; NB’s third of the contest which gave them the ball at their opponent’s 21-yard line.

Following the pick quarterback Monecko Clayton responded by finding Marko Xidos again, this time on a 50-yard bomb to set-up first and goal at the 10. On the next play, Bennett’s 2nd rushing TD of the game gave Scotia some breathing room, 22-14 at the 2 minute mark of the final quarter.

New Brunswick tried to reply, moving the ball to midfield until a big hit by Tyler Ball caused a NB fumble which was recovered by Glodin Mulali to stop NB’s drive dead in its tracks.

Starting at their own 30-yard line, New Brunswick would get one final possession with 1:08 to play in the game. The drive culminated with a 37-yard touchdown pass from quarterback David Party to receiver Joel Shaw, making the score 22-20. The 2-point conversion attempt was batted down to end the comeback.

Quotes:

Thoughts on the game:

“It’s two pretty evenly matched teams. We went up to Saint John, New Brunswick in a rain storm a few weeks ago and it was the same thing. We got out to an early lead and they just clawed back. They’re a chippy team and they’re well coached and their kids believe in themselves. They clawed back and beat us that day. It was the same situation here; they clawed back. The main difference was we were a little more prepared on our end for some of the late game situations. We also had a little bit more in the toolbox offensively this time offensively. We were able to take advantage of an overly aggressive defence at the end of the game. I’m just proud of our kids. Monecko Clayton our quarterback who’s really inexperienced, threw a terrible interception but ended up responding with a big touchdown pass at the end. Defensively we did some really good things. On special teams our punt team has come a long way.”

On the Maritime rivalry:

“There’s a huge rivalry. People not from the Maritimes don’t understand it. I’m from Ontario originally but it doesn’t take you very long once you’re out in the Maritimes to realize the rivalry’s out there. Certainly Nova Scotia and New Brunswick on a provincial level is just a fierce rivalry. We schedule an extra game against them every year and they’re battles. The kids know each other, our coaching staffs know each other. We definitely respect each other but when the lights come on and it’s game time it’s definitely turned up a notch when we play each other.”

-Steve Snyder, Nova Scotia Head Coach

 

Players of the game
New Brunswick Nova Scotia
Offensive #12 David Patry, QB #28 Adam Bennett, RB
Defensive #44 Bailey Feltmate, LB #90 Anderson Recker, DL

 

Quickie Statistics (Final)
#7 New Brunswick vs #6 Nova Scotia (2015-07-16 at Saint-Jean, QC)
NBR NSC
Score 20 22
FIRST DOWNS 13 15
RUSHES-YARDS (NET) 18-72 27-100
PASSING YDS (NET) 187 100
Passes Att-Comp-Int 21-14-0 19-7-4
Team Losses -70 -6
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS 45-189 47-194
Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
Punt Returns-Yards 4-23 6-16
Kickoff Returns-Yards 4-152 3-40
Interception Returns-Yards 4-13 0-0
Punts (Number-Avg) 7-31.9 6-34.3
Fumbles-Lost 8-3 1-1
Penalties-Yards 17-172 9-180
Possession Time 22:13 25:47
Third-Down Conversions 1 of 3 1 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 1-1 3-3
New Brunswick Nova Scotia
Rushing No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
Cameron Caissie 5 31 0 31 0 12 6.2
Evan Arnold 5 29 0 29 0 11 5.8
David Patry 2 7 0 7 0 4 3.5
Joel Shaw 1 4 0 4 0 4 4.0
Rushing No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
Adam Bennett 20 79 5 74 2 12 3.7
Luke Oulton 3 18 0 18 0 14 6.0
Monecko Clayton 4 8 0 8 0 6 2.0
Passing C-A-I Yds TD Long Sack
David Patry 13-19-0 200 2 37 2
Louis Auger 1-1-0 -13 0 0 0
Passing C-A-I Yds TD Long Sack
Monecko Clayton 7-19-4 100 1 50 1
Receiving No. Yards TD Long
Joel Shaw 5 120 2 37
Ian Carty 3 31 0 15
Juan Pablo Hoyo 1 17 0 17
Dylan Tabone 1 12 0 12
Receiving No. Yards TD Long
Marko Xidos 3 74 1 50
Luke Oulton 2 8 0 8
Ben Gallant 1 18 0 18
Anton. Kostakos 1 0 0 0
Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20 TB
Louis Auger 7 223 31.9 45 2 0
Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20 TB
Nick Liberatore 6 206 34.3 45 1 1
Punt Returns No. Yards TD Long
Aiden O’Neal 3 17 0 14
Joel Shaw 1 6 0 6
Punt Returns No. Yards TD Long
Luke Oulton 4 1 0 2
Marko Xidos 2 15 0 14
Kick Returns No. Yards TD Long
Ian Carty 2 112 1 99
Aiden O’Neal 1 15 0 15
Kick Returns No. Yards TD Long
Adam Bennett 1 28 0 28
Brian Gough 1 9 0 9
Tackles UA-A Total Sacks TFL
Bailey Feltmate 8-2 9.0 0.0 0.0
Morgan Martin 3-3 4.5 0.5 1.5
Zachary Cormier 3-1 3.5 0.0 0.0
Dylan Cormier 3-1 3.5 0.0 0.0
Tackles UA-A Total Sacks TFL
Jacob Morgan 5-2 6.0 0.5 2.5
Anderson Recker 4-3 5.5 3.0 3.5
Jamil Saoud 3-1 3.5 1.0 1.5
Max Gallant 2-3 3.5 1.0 1.0
Qtr Time Scoring Play V-H
1st 03:06 NSC – Nick Liberatore 39 rouge (punt) 0 – 1
2nd 05:28 NSC – Marko Xidos 20 yd pass from Monecko Clayton (Nick Liberatore kick), 5-50 3:10 0 – 8
11:49 NSC – Adam Bennett 1 yd run (Nick Liberatore kick), 6-45 1:10 0 – 15
12:00 NBR – Ian Carty 99 yd kickoff return (Louis Auger kick) 7 – 15
3rd 06:44 NBR – Joel Shaw 22 yd pass from David Patry (Evan Arnold pass failed), 2-21 1:04 13 – 15
4th 05:11 NBR – Louis Auger 26 rouge 14 – 15
09:56 NSC – Adam Bennett 10 yd run (Nick Liberatore kick), 3-60 1:06 14 – 22
11:33 NBR – Joel Shaw 37 yd pass from David Patry (David Patry pass failed), 4-78 0:41 20 – 22

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