Another one bites the dust: high school football league shrinks to four teams

On the heels of the folding of Tagwi’s football team, last week, the CCVS Raiders announced that they too were pulling the plug on their season, leaving just four teams to play on in the SD&G high school league.

It’s been a turbulent fall football season, with postponed games for one reason and another, along with a week of no practices or games due to UCDSB prohibition for their schools (during the CUPE workplace job action). Tagwi ended up not playing a single game, postponing three times, before finally throwing in the towel. The Raiders did manage to get one game in, a 35-0 loss to Holy Trinity.

All this left league convenor Mitch Zappitelli with some juggling to do to give players on the remaining teams some meaningful action to finish off the season.

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St. Joseph’s is guaranteed to host the SD&G championship game, which has been scheduled for November 8, at 1 p.m. The opponent will be determined in the November 1 semifinal, between La Citadelle and Holy Trinity. Location and time to be determined.

The Glengarry Gaels, as a combined team between GDHS and VCI are barred from playoff participation. The squad, which has a 1-1 record thus far, will play two more regular season contests. On October 24, the Gaels will play in Vankleek Hill, hosting Holy Trinity, and on October 29, they will take to the gridiron in Alexandria versus St. Joseph’s. Both are noon starts.

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