Orléans athletes see plenty of action on the gridiron
Former Orleans Bengal and St. Matthew High
School alumni Michael O'Connor led IMG Academy
to their season opening third straight win
on Friday. File photo
athletes had a so-so weekend on both sides of the border
this week with some providing major contributions to their
teams' success, while others were left battered and beaten.
Orleans Bengal and St. Matthew High School alumni Michael
O'Connor completed 10 of 17 passes for 157 yards and a
touchdown, to lead IMG Academy to their season opening
third staight win over
joined the Bradenton, Florida prep school over the summer
after signing a letter of intent to play university ball
at Penn State University when he graduates.
south of the border by considerably north of Florida,
former Cumberland Panther and St. Peter High School alumni
Sean Decloux had a rather forgettable day for the University
of Maine Black Bears who lost their first game of the
season to Northwestern.
second year student missed a 38-yard attempt and had a
second attempt blocked in the loss. In the Black Bears'
three previous games, he was 4-for-5 in field goal attempts.
Former Sir Wilfrid Laurier Lancer Aaron Colbon
threw for 258 yards and ran for another 81
yards in a losing cause against the Queen's
Golden Gaels on Saturday despite having to
play wth a dislocated thumb on his throwing
hand. File photo
this side of the border, Geoff Coventry (St. Peter HS)
caught two passes for 31 yards on Saturday as the Bishop
Gaiters downed the Concordia Stingers 40-18.
former Knight Ryan Begin had a big night for the Acadia
Avemen on Friday. The third year student kicked a 34-yard
field goal, converted all five of his convert attempts
and scored a pair of rouges -- one off a kick-off and
one off a punt -- in contributing 15 points in the Axemen's
20-11 win over St. Francis Xavier.
Cumberland Panther Darcy Lavoie saw his first action of
the season in the same game, completing one pass for 21
yards coming off the bench n the late stages of the contest.
to home, former Sir Wildrid Laurier Lancers Aaron Colbon
and Brendan Gillanders had a rough outing in the University
of Ottawa Gee-Gees 36-21 loss to the Queen's Golden Gaels
played most of the rain-soaked game with a dislocated
thumb on his throwing hand, but still managed to compete
19 of 39 passes, including three touchdowns, and ran for
carried the ball just seven times for 29 yards before
having to leave the game with an undisclosed injury. On
a positive note, fellow former Lancer Andrew Mullings
had his best game of the season, hauling in six passes
including one for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
11 a.m., Sept.22)
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