The Glengarry Gaels high school football team kicked off the season with a 21-7 victory in Cornwall on Thursday, with all of its points scored in the first half.
Set up by quarterback Ethan Attridge, the Gaels drove the field against les Patriotes. Jared MacLeod pounded it across the goal line from the one for the touchdown, and Logan Keurentjes kicked the convert to put Glengarry ahead 7-0.
On an ensuing offensive series, Keurentjes busted a long run for 57 yards, taking the rock to the house, but the PAT was no good.
MacLeod added another major later in the second quarter. Keurentjes snagged a bad snap on the attemped convert kick, running it in for two points, making the lead 21-0, and that would be the score at halftime.
La Citadelle finally got on the board in the fourth quarter, but that was all the Gaels would allow, in the 21-7 season-opening victory.
Next up for Glengarry is a week-two date with Holy Trinity, under the lights Thursday evening at Joe St. Denis Field in Cornwall, starting at 5:30 p.m.
The Glengarry Gaels once again this season are a combined club featuring players from GDHS and VCI. New this year, though, practices are being held at VCI, in Vankleek Hill. Of the Gaels’ two “home” games, the first, on October 4 versus CCVS, is slated to be played in Alexandria, while the October 24 date with St. Joseph’s is scheduled to for the VCI gridiron.
Week one SDGAA league action wraps up with two games today. CCVS is booked to play at Holy Trinity (11 a.m. start), and Tagwi is scheduled to visit St. Joseph’s (1:30 p.m.).