GOTW QC: High stakes battle featuring CFC50 No. 10 SJE and No. 47 CJE

The chase for the top prize in Quebec continues on Friday night when the CFC50 No. 10 Saint-Jean-Eudes Condors take on the CFC50 No. 47 Collège Jean-Eudes Aiges under the lights.


Collège Jean-Eudes have stumbled out of the gates getting off to a 1-2 record after dropping their second straight against CFC50 No. 41 College Notre-Dame, but the defending champions now have a chance to reclaim momentum if they can bring an end to the Condors winning ways. Saint-Jean-Eudes slid their way into the CFC50 top ten after a flawless 3-0 start, and have been on fire in their last two matchups outscoring Armand-Corbeil and Roger-Comtois by a combined score of 71-0.

CFC100 Mathieu Roy has been their star man in the backfield, who currently leads the league with 375 yards and two touchdowns on just 36 carries, good enough for a 10.4 yard average. On top of that, he also leads the team with five receptions for 117 yards and three more majors, making Roy the early front runner for MVP honours at the end of the year. He’s been joined by Edouard Vachon commanding the offence under centre, who’s thrown for 325 yards and six touchdowns on the season.

It’s been a picture perfect start in the standings, but Vachon says they can’t get lazy despite what the standings might indicate,

“Make sure we avoid turnover on offense and special team and that we avoid giving big plays on defense, winning field positions like we did well in our first 3 games , and be clutch in the red zone on offense.”

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The Aigles will be looking to create some big plays after scoring just 11 points in the last two weeks, and have a trio of weapons on offence that could get the job done with the help of quarterback Charles Foisy. David Mailloux Colin has been their driving force leading the team with 196 receiving yards, and he’s carried the ball 37 times for 145 yards. Philippe Mathieu leads the team in receptions with 16 for 110 yards, while Yan Gaspar Cernacek isn’t far behind catching 12 for 99 yards and one touchdown. Foisy has completed an impressive 64% of his passes so far this season, so now it’s all about finishing drives with points on the board.

They’ve only allowed 38 points on defence, thanks in large part to the play of Xavier Thibaudeau and Henri Plante, who lead the team in tackles with 58.5 combined. They’ll be flying around as usual looking to impose their signature brand of football on the Condors,

“We are not very big players so we work a lot on our speed and on our ability to keep the game fast and physical. We have a great group of coaches and we can learn a lot about the team who we are playing against and what we must do to win.”

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On the other side, Saint-Jean-Eudes will be led on defence by Justin Cloutier, who’s racked up 25.5 tackles along with two sacks, and the wonder duo of Samuel Phoenix Dery and William Maddox Dery , who’ve combined for six sacks and 26.5 tackles. Isaac Marceau, Gabriel Cote-Pedneault, Etienne Savard, Philippe Deblois make up a ball hawking unit who’ve all earned an interception, and Nicolas Bernard currently leads the pack with two.

There’s enough room at the table for everyone to eat, and Vachon is confident they can find a way to win no matter who steps up each week,

“We have a well rounded football team with special athlete on both side of the ball. We have speed and we are a pretty tough football team to go against. On offense we are well balance between running the football and throwing short to intermediate passes. We are a really well coached football team which show on game day with our strategy and adjustment to the opponent.”

Kickoff is set for Friday night at Saint-Jean-Eudes.

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