DIVISION 1 MEN'S FOOTBALL
The Vanier College Division 1 Football Cheetahs won their 4th Bol d'Or Championship in 7 years, defeating the Champlain-Lennoxville Cougars 25-19 in a hard-fought match held in Quebec City on Saturday afternoon.
Bouyed by the encouragement of a large number of Vanier supporters who traveled to the game in chartered buses, the Cheetahs were able to send their fans home happy.
At the beginning of the game, Vanier managed to keep Lennoxville's potent offence off of the score sheet while they built a 12-0 lead. However, the Cougars finally put together some scoring drives and the score was 12-10 at the half. A field goal gave the Cougars a 13-12 lead, but then Vanier replied with a 20-yard TD passing play to Étienne Moisan to re-take the lead 19-13.
The Cougars replied immediately with a TD of their own, and after missing the convert, the score was 19-19. Then at the end of the 3rd quarter, Vanier QB Hugo Richard connected with one of his favourite targets, Dev Lamour and the Cheetahs had the lead again 25-19.
From that point on, the stalwart Cheetahs defense closed the door and we held on for the stirring championship victory.
All of the 3 Cheetah touchdowns came from passes by our tremendous quarterback Hugo Richard. The TD tosses were hauled in by Bryce Vieira, Étienne Moisan and Dev Lamour. Receiver Alexandre Savard also had a great game with 7 catches for 91 yards.
Defensively, the Cheetahs were led by Jean-Gabriel Poulin with 10 tackles (6 unassisted, 2 assisted and 3 for a loss) and by Kyle MacGregor (5 unassisted tackles, 1 assisted and 2 tackles for a loss). Also, DL Junior Luke had a monster interception followed by a 50-yard run back.
Congratulations to Coach Peter Chryssomalis and the entire team for a great year (the team finished with a 9-1 record) and a great post-season, too. Way to go, Cheetahs!
Click on this link for a great video of game highlights.
Click on this link for highlight photos from François Lebreux.
Click on this link for great photos taken by Johany Jutras.
Click on this link for tons more photos from Armand Reinlein.
Click on this link for Armand's pre- and post-game photos.
Click for post-game video interviews with:
Junior Luke Hugo Richard Coach Chryssomalis