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JDM
2007-10-20, 04:36
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Cougars host Raiders
Freelance
Saturday, October 20, 2007

The St. Léonard Cougars, eight-time champions of the Ontario Football Conference, face formidable opposition today when they meet the Vancouver Island Raiders for the right to advance to the Canadian Bowl junior football championship.
The defending champion Raiders, based in Nanaimo, had another strong season, finishing 8-2 in the regular season before dumping the Okanagan Sun 33-27 last Sunday for the B.C. Football Conference championship.
The game against the Cougars for the Intergold Cup is the first playoff game outside B.C. for the Raiders, in their third year of operation.
"They play the same style of football as we do. Basically, the team that wins will be the one that makes the fewest mistakes," said Tony Iadeluca, coach of the 8-0 Cougars.
The game is at 1 p.m. at Stade Hébert in St. Léonard.
The Edmonton Wildcats face the Saskatoon Hilltops for the Prairies Conference crown and a berth in the Canadian Bowl.


© The Gazette (Montreal) 2007

Mattrak
2007-10-20, 09:21
same style of football... I think one team has a bit more talent than the other. The Raiders will take this one in a landslide.

JDM
2007-10-20, 19:48
Raiders 27 - Cougars 24

Definitely not a landslide......

JDM
2007-10-21, 01:51
Hmm, the Gazette reports the opposite score as what was found on the CJFL website.


Cougars heading to Canadian Bowl
DAVID YATESFreelance
Sunday, October 21, 2007

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CREDIT: MARCOS TOWNSEND, THE GAZETTESt. Léonard Cougars QB Jason Hogan scores second-quarter major yesterday.

The St. Léonard Cougars squeezed out an exciting 27-24 win over the Vancouver
Island Raiders on home turf at Stade Hébert yesterday to earn a national championship berth.
For the Ontario Conference champion Cougars, the win over the defending national champions was the first against a western team in eight tries, including the last seven in a row.
The Cougars advance to the Canadian Bowl Nov. 3 in Winnipeg against the winner of the Prairie championship game today between the Edmonton Wildcats and Saskatoon Hilltops.
The victory was accomplished with big plays, a couple of lucky tips and a well prepared Cougars team.
"We finally got that monkey off our back. That monkey was so huge it was a gorilla," Cougars head coach Tony Iadeluca said.
"They played a hell of a game and we have to repect them for that," said Raiders running-back Andrew Harris, who caught a 26-yard pass from quarterback Campbell Antonini and scored another major on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter as the Nanaimo team rallied from a 27-7 deficit.
Raiders coach Doug Hocking pointed to two tipped passes that kept drives alive, leading to TDs by the Cougars. The first was caught by Tony Testa and led to a one-yard quarterback sneak by Jason Hogan. The second was snagged by Jesse Lacle and resulted in a one-yard plunge by Simon Vinet. That major put the Cougars ahead 20-7 with less than a minute remaining in the first half.
Other Cougars TDs were scored by Ismael Bamba, on a 103-yard kickoff return and Jesse Lacle, on a 74-yard pass from Nicolas Raymond.


© The Gazette (Montreal) 2007

Green Husky Fan
2007-10-22, 07:53
"the win over the defending national champions was the first against a western team in eight tries, including the last seven in a row."

No kidding - their first win in 8 tries implies 7 previous losses in a row - it doesn't need to be restated.

St Leonard now plays the Hilltops for the Canadian Championship in Winnipeg after the toppers pulled one out against the Edmonton wildcats. The Hilltops won the game 34-10 despite Feader going 3-14 for 17 yards on the day. The defense had two intercaeptions for TDs. Should be a good final.

Mattrak
2007-10-24, 13:14
Raiders 27 - Cougars 24

Definitely not a landslide......

definitively not... I will shut up now:) :D That is why I am not leaving my day job to start an internet gambling business...:D

MAJJAK
2007-10-25, 03:40
The St. Léonard Cougars squeezed out an exciting 27-24 win over the VancouverIsland Raiders

This was a surprise. The Cougars play very undisciplined football and usually win in spite of this because of their individual talent. :rolleyes: I wish them luck in Winnipeg but think the bubble will be burst.:o