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Local teams reach provincial bantam football finals

  • North Shore Mustangs quarterback Jason McInnis looks down field to receiver Hergy Mayala, left, during QMFL playoff loss to the Laurentian Wildcats on Sunday.
    North Shore Mustangs quarterback Jason McInnis looks down field to receiver Hergy Mayala, left, during QMFL playoff loss to the Laurentian Wildcats on Sunday.
    Photo credit: Dave Sidaway, The Gazette

The West Island will be well-represented at the provincial bantam football championships this weekend.

The Lakeshore Cougars will meet the St.Hubert Rebelles in the Coupe d’Or AAA final on Sunday in St.Leonard. Kickoff is set for 11:30 at Stade Hebert.

The Cougars advanced to the provincial finals after beating a strong Sun Youth Hornets squad in a 21-20 semifinal nail-biter at Parc Benevoles in Kirkland on Sunday.

Sun Youth had reached the semifinals after beating the first-place North Shore Lions in a quarterfinal match week before.

The North Shore Cheetahs will attempt to capture the Coupe d’Or AA crown on Saturday when they meet Laval Sud in the AA finals. Kickoff is at 4 p.m.

The powerhouse Cheetahs are still undefeated for the 2012 season.

In the Coupe AAA QBFL, the St.Laurent Spartans battle the Joliette Pirates on Saturday at 1 p.m.

In midget playoff action, the North Shore Mustangs saw their season come to an end following a 40-35 semifinal loss to the Laurentian Wildcats at McHugh Field in Dollard..

In CEGEP playoff action, the John Abbott Islanders fell 65-20 to the College Limoilou Titans in a Division 2 contest on Saturday in Quebec City.

Isles quarterback Mario Porreca completed 16 of 31 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns.His favourite target was Jarrett Carson who had five receptions for 140 yards, including two touchdowns.

Porreca connected with Carson for a 94 yard pass-and-play late in the second quarter. 

Frank Frino scored the other Abbott TD on a 51-yard kickoff return.

 Jordan Morris and Skylar Bayliff  had four catches each.

  Quaid Johnson led the Islanders defence in tackles.  Pressed into defensive action due to a slew of injuries, Johnson had nine tackles. 

 John Anthony Taddio and Pat Smith had six tackles apiece. 

Elsewhere, the Vanier Cheetahs are preparing to meet the Montmorency Nomades (3-7) in a   CEGEP semi-final game this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Concordia University Football Field.

  The Cheetahs defeated the Nomades 53-11 back on Aug, 25 and 38-14 in the regular season finale on Oct. 27.

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