5, 2001: CHEETAHS MAUL COUGARS
CAN FINISH SECOND WITH WIN ON SUNDAY
VANIER COLLEGE AAA FOOTBALL CHEETAHS hammered the Champlain-Lennoxville
Cougars by a 43-7 score last Saturday in Lennoxville. The win
raised the Cheetahs revised record to 5-4 and in a tie for second
place. Despite forfeiting four games earlier in the season, the
Cheetahs can still finish in second place with a road win over
F.X. Garneau on Sunday.
The Cheetahs jumped out to an early 14-0 lead in the first quarter
on a pair of touchdown passes from Jabari Arthur to Kevin Challenger
of 32 and 12 yards. Kwame Kiyermmeh converted both majors, his
first of 6 converts on the day. The Cougars closed the gap to
14-7 in the first frame, but that was as close as they got. Arthur
hooked up with Danny Desriveaux on a 6-yard TD pass at the 2:05
mark of the second quarter and the rout was on.
Challenger hauled in his third touchdown toss, this time a 60-yard
bomb, at 4:35 of the third quarter to increase the visitors'
lead to 21-7. Vanier added 15 unanswered points in the fourth
frame on a 41-yard pass from Arthur to Kyermmeh and on a 4-yard
dash by Clyve Sawyers. A Kyermmeh single rounded out the scoring
for coach Ray Gagnon's troops, which played solid defense once
again as they limited the powerful Cougars to only 7 points in
their first loss of the season.
Vanier has some players atop the statiscal leaders. Kiyermmeh
continues to lead the league in scoring with 71 points,
followed by Challenger with 60 points. Challenger also leads
the league with 520 yards receiving on 22 catches, and is tops
in punt return yardage with 260 yards on 18 returns for a 14.44
yards per return average, which also leads the league. Quarterback
Arthur is #1 in completion percentage with 55.5% and in TD passes
with 16. He places second with 1028 yards passing and 66 passes
12, 2001: FOOTBALL CHEETAHS VICTORIOUS AGAIN
PLAYOFFS WITHOUT LOSING ON THE FIELD
Vanier College AAA Football Team completed the regular portion
of their schedule yesterday with an impressive 35-0 rout of F.X.
Garneau. The Cheetahs completed the regular portion of their
schedule with a 6-4-0 record and will host the third place Vieux-Montréal
Spartiates (6-4-0) in a sudden-death semi-final game this coming
Saturday, November 17th, at 12:30 p.m. at the Vanier College
Football Field. The other semi-final contest features the first
place Champlain- Lennoxville Cougars (9-1-0) hosting the fourth
place F.X. Garneau Elans. The winners will meet in the Bol d'Or
Championship game which is scheduled for Saturday, November 24th.
19, 2001: CHEETAHS DROP OVERTIME THRILLER TO VIEUX
COMEBACK FALLS SHORT
VANIER COLLEGE MEN'S FOOTBALL CHEETAHS' season came to an abrupt
end on Saturday with a heartbreaking 19-16 overtime loss to the
Vieux-Montréal Spartiates at the Vanier College Football
Field. The Cheetahs are now eliminated from Bol d'Or contention
with the defeat.
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Down 16-2, quarterback Jabari Arthur connected with Kevin Challenger
for a touchdown. The Kwame Kiyermmeh convert
narrowed the gap to 16-9 with only 56 seconds remaining in the
fourth quarter. The Cheetahs were then called for offside on
their onside kick attempt after it appeared that the home team
had recovered the ball. This gave the Spartiates the ball at
mid-field and appeared to have secured the victory. Attempting
to kill the clock, the Spartiates were forced to run the ball
as the Cheetahs used their two remaining time outs to prolong
the game. Vanier then forced a fumble on a terrific hit and life
was worth living once again as the home team marched the ball
down the field. On the last play of regulation time, Arthur fumbled.
After a mad scrammble for the ball, Roch Labossière scooped
it up around the 25-yard line and found a seam as he made a mad
dash towards the endzone. A key block by Arthur gave Labossière
the final room that he needed to make it in the endzone. Kyermmeh
convert evened the score 16-16 for regulation as time had expired.
Unfortunately, Vieux-Montréal kicked a field goal in the
extra session for the win and to send the visitors to the championship
Arthur had a huge game for the Cheetahs completing 21 of 42 pass
attempts for 296 yards. Danny Desriveaux led the receiving corps
with 5 catches for 81 yards while Challenger hauled in 7 passes
for 79 yards. Clyve Sawyers led the way on the ground with 46
yards rushing on 9 carries. The defense was paced by Jeffrey
Webster and William Miller with 13 tackles apiece while Amir
Khalil recorded 11 tackles to go along with 4 quarterback sacks.
This was the first loss for coach Ray Gagnon's squad on the field