RECAP: Spartiates take Bol D’Or in triple overtime; CFC 100 Normandin, Betts & Joseph have notable performances

The Vieux-Montreal Spartiates are the 2014 CEGEP Division 1 Bol D’Or Champions.

However, it did not come easy as the team needed triple overtime to defeat Champlain-Lennoxville Cougars 27-24 at Alphonse Desjardins Stadium in Sir Jean-sur-Richelieu on Saturday.

Luis Amaruso was successful on a nine yard field goal attempt to give the Spartiates the Championship.

In the first quarter, Frederic Paquette-Perreault connected with Danny Debrosse for a 23 yard touchdown score.

At halftime, the Spartiates enjoyed a 9-3 lead over the Cougars.

CFC 100 Cedric Joseph scored an 11 yard major and CFC 100 Frederik Robitaille added a five yard touchdown score to put the Cougars up 17-9 early in the fourth quarter.

However, the Spartiates would tie up the game as CFC 100 Louis-Mathieu Normandin sneaked into the end zone for a 1 yard major.

With the game tied 17-17 at the end of regulation, it went to overtime.

After a scoreless first overtime, Joseph dashed into the end zone for a two yard touchdown to give the Cougars the early lead in the second overtime.  However, the Spartiates responded quickly as Normandin scored a five yard rushing major as the equalizer.

In the third overtime, a Spartiates drive that resulted in six plays and 33 yards culminated with Amaruso’s nine yard field goal to seal with the victory for the team.

CFC 100 Mathieu Betts was selected as the Spartiates Player of the Game as he had three solo sacks as well as an assisted sack. Moreover, Betts  racked up four solo and eight assisted tackles.  CFC 100 Joseph received the honours for the Cougars as he rushed for 117 yards on 29 carries and scored two touchdowns in the game.

CFC 100 Mike Brian Lusikila rushed for 135 yards on 17 carries for the Spartiates.  Debrosse had 73 yards on three receptions for the victors.  Bechir Janfaoui racked up 76 yards on four receptions for the Cougars in the loss.

Paquette-Perreault completed 15 passes in 25 attempts for 150 yards and a passing touchdown for the Spartiates.  Meanwhile, Michael Arruda completed 16 passes in 30 attempts for 195 yards and two passing touchdowns for the Cheetahs.

On defense, CFC 100 Cedric Lussier-Roy was a beast as he amassed 11 solo and five assisted tackles for the Cheetahs.  The Spartiates Xavier Angers-Gauthier caught two interceptions for the Spartiates.

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