Technically four weeks into the SDGAA high school football season, the Tagwi Warriors appear poised to finally hit the gridiron for their first action, set to travel to Cornwall on Tuesday, October 8, to play the St. Joseph’s Panthers (2-0), starting at 1 p.m.
This game had originally been slated for week one but was postponed as the Warriors didn’t have enough players. Tagwi’s week two game was scrubbed in advance due to weather.
Last week, the team, along with other UCDSB squads, was idled when the English public school board ordered all extra-curricular activities cancelled, citing work-to-rule job action by educational support workers.
The Warriors weren’t able to practise last week either. Meanwhile, their opposition for the October 8 game, St. Joseph’s, played in the Charity Bowl against Catholic rival Holy Trinity (2-1), winning 5-0. The points were the first that the Falcons had surrendered in three contests to date. The Panthers still have yet to allow opposition scoring.
Extra-curricular activities were not stopped at schools in other boards; thus, football programs at St. Joseph’s, Holy Trinity, and La Citadelle continued to hold regular practices last week and play scheduled games, while the CCVS, Glengarry, and Tagwi squads were shut down by the UCDSB mandate.
Games postponed last week: Tagwi versus La Citadelle, CCVS versus Glengarry.
The Glengarry Gaels are scheduled to resume practices today, after a week off. According to head coach Brian Dunham, they are not slated to play any games this week.