by Denis Lafontaine

          FOOTBALL NEWS           
CHEETAHS DOMINATE AT CÉGEP AWARDS
December 18, 2007


As expected, the Vanier Football Cheetahs made a huge presence at the League All-Star Awards Ceremony held on December 18th. No fewer than eleven Cheetahs were named to the All-star squad. The team also took home honours for Coaching Staff of the Year as well as the Team Sportsmanship Award. Both of these last two awards were won for the 2nd straight year!

Three major awards were also presented to the following members of Vanier's championship team pictured below.

Myles Gibbon
LEAGUE MVP
Matt Norman
OFFENSIVE LINE MVP
Samael Lavaud
DEFENSIVE MVP

Myles Gibbon's League MVP Award is only the 4th ever presented to a member of the Vanier Cheetahs. (Previous winners were Dennis Pitselis in 1989, Dominic Zagari in 1990 and Jabari Arthur in 2001.)

COMPLETE LIST OF VANIER CHEETAH ALL STARS

Ameet Pall, Defensive line Samael Lavaud, Linebacker Nathan Taylor, Defensive Corner
Stephan Osman, Defensive Safety Daryl Rankin, Offensive Line Matt Norman, Offensive Line
Ryan White, Offensive Line Chris Campbell, Inside Receiver Duraney White, Receiver
Remi Biakabutuka, Running Back   Myles Gibbon, Quarterback

Congratulations again to all the team as well as to Coach Peter Chryssomalis and all the members of our award-winning coaching staff for an absolutely incredible year.


PHOTOS FROM THE CÉGEP FOOTBALL AWARDS PRESENTATIONS


Vanier Cheetah 2007 All Stars


Major award winners Samael Lavaud, Myles Gibbon and Matt Norman


The Coaching Staff of the Year Award is accepted by Charles Héroux (Defensive
Backs Coach, seen in the middle) and Ron Aboud (Quarterback Coach) at right.


Myles Gibbon receives his League MVP Award


Samael Lavaud, League Defensive MVP


Matt Norman, League MVP for the Offensive Line


Charles Héroux (middle) and Ron Aboud (right) of the
coaching staff accept the Team Sportsmanship Award


Below is a repeat of the original news page we posted on the 2007 Bol d'Or Championship which includes scoring details and links to videos from the game.



           BOL D'OR NEWS           
CHEETAHS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP... AGAIN !
November 19, 2007

Vanier's AAA Football Cheetahs won the Bol d'Or provincial championship for the second straight year on Saturday night in Trois-Rivières. After jumping out to a 21-7 lead, the Cheetahs held off a 4th quarter rally by the Vieux-Montréal Spartiates to hold on for the 21-14 victory. The win provided the perfect ending to a perfect year. The team went 8-0 during the regular season and were 2-0 in the playoffs.


MYLES GIBBON: OFFENSIVE AWARD

As expected, quarterback Myles Gibbon (left) had another strong outing. He jump-started the offence in the first quarter with an electrifying 72-yard touchdown run. Later in the game, Myles also found his favourite target, receiver Duraney White, for two TD passes.

Gibbon's heroics earned him offensive player-of-the-game honours, but in a post-game interview Myles made it plain that this was a team effort all the way.

White's two touchdown receptions were from 26 yards and 32 yards respectively. With the Spartiates down by only seven points in the final quarter, it was white-knuckle time.

However, no one panicked as Samael Lavaud and Ameet Pall anchored the defence to hold the fort and seal this stirring championship repeat victory.

The Defensive player-of-the-game honours went to Ameet Pall (right) who also won the same award in last year's Bol d'Or victory.

Congratulations to Coach Peter Chryssomalis and the entire team for an amazing season.


AMEET PALL: DEFENSIVE AWARD