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Trio of Glengarrians see their university football teams nab victories

U-Sports weekend football action saw the Concordia Stingers and Acadia Axemen score victories, and both teams have connections to Glengarry County.

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Darcy Thibaudeau

In Atlantic Canada, Bainsville’s Darcy Thibaudeau is a student-athlete at Acadia University and a member of the Axemen football team, which beat the Saint Mary’s Huskies 28-18, to remain perfect at 7-0 on the season.

Thibaudeau is studying kinesiology and is an inside linebacker for the football team.

Concordia has two Glengarrians on its football roster. Rylan Duhart is a rookie walk-on lineman. He’s yet to see game action, dressing as a backup as he trains and waits for his opportunity. Alex Zarifi is in his second year with the Stingers, but continues to be sidelined by injury. Currently, he’s serving as a technical assistant to the coaching staff.

The Stingers were on the road this weekend in Sherbrooke where the needed a comeback effort to beat the Vert & Or 27-19. In the process, the win keeps Concordia’s (2-5) playoff hopes alive.

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County boys part of Concordia University football team

Two Glengarrian boys are part of the 2019 education U-Sports football team at Concordia University, in Montreal, and one of them, Rylan Duhart of North Lancaster, is getting his first opportunity to dress for a game this Friday.

Duhart, a first-year biochemistry student, was invited to join the team at the start of the school year when the squad suffered a shortage of linemen due to injuries. He’s been training with the boys and working out in the gym, looking for his opportunity. This week, he got it, as coaches informed him that he would be dressing for the September 27 game versus Université de Montréal. As a freshman, his playing time is likely to be limited, if at all. An offensive lineman, Duhart, should he be sent in, most likely would work on special teams or as a replacement for an injured teammate.

On the opportunity, Duhart tells me, “I’m very excited for it, but I don’t think I’ll be hitting the field unless someone gets hurt.” In preparing, he adds, “I’ve been looking over the plays a lot.”

The other Glengarry athlete with the Stingers is Alex Zarifi. He’s in his second year with the team, though he hasn’t yet played, due to injury. Zarifi, of Alexandria, is currently assisting the coaches as he recovers from a cracked collarbone.

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Rylan Duhart, left, and Alex Zarifi.
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