Playing on the Vankleek Hill gridiron Thursday, the Glengarry Gaels varsity football team was humbled by the Holy Trinity Falcons 32-8, dropping to a record of 1 and 2 on the season. Both losses, in fact, have come against HT.
The Gaels got on the scoreboard first with a punt single off the foot of Logan Keurentjes, and the game stayed relatively close until the second half.
Head coach Brian Dunham tells me that fatigue was definitely a factor as the game wore on, with the Gaels hampered by a smaller roster of 21 compared to 38 for the Falcons.
Glengarry also got into some penalty trouble, which certainly didn’t help their cause.
The Gaels touchdown came off a pick-six scored by Keurentjes, who also followed up by successfully kicked the convert. That came despite his limited playing time due to injury. He tells me, though, he will be ready to go for the team’s last game of the season, next week.
That match is booked for Tuesday, October 29, in Alexandria, where the St. Joseph’s Panthers will provide the opposition. Opening kickoff is set for noon.