QUÉBEC GETS PAST ONTARIO EAST IN GAME 3 OF THE 2011 FCC
Game three of the 2011 Football Canada Cup featured Québec and Ontario East. The first quarter was a back and forth battle as the scoring was opened up early at 11:55 of the opening quarter by Quebec with a punt single. Ontario East took the lead late in the first quarter with a 32 yard field-goal. Québec closed out the first quarter scoring, replying with a 52-yard pass from Hugo Richard to receiver Étienne Moisan, moving ahead 8-3 with the help of an extra point convert from Alexandre Huard.
With the score 8-3, Quebec linebacker, Khadim Mbaye recovered a fumble with 6:46 left in the second quarter after QB Nick Gorgichuk was unable to control a high snap that carried him backwards toward his own endzone. Quebec converted on the first player after the turnover with a 9 yard pass from QB Hugo Richard to Sébastien Serré to make the score 15-3.
At 3:47 of the second quarter Quebec widened their lead after Hugo Richard ran the ball in for a 1 yard score. The touchdown was set-up with a Étienne Moisan punt return.
A 38-yard interception return late in the second quarter by Ontario East’s Riley Baines brought Ontario East deep into the Québec zone. After a previous play touchdown was brought back due to a holding penalty, Team Ontario decreased the deficit 22-7 with a 21 yard connection from QB Nick Gorgichuk to a sprawling Jamahll Charles on the last play of the half.
A late Québec interception returned for a 45 yard touchdown return by DB, Antoine Roberge off of Ontario East’s Duncan Lurie helped Quebec seal the victory, 42-13. Québec will now face B.C. in the second round of games on July 12 at 7 PM (Mountain time).
Players of the game
Most valuable defensive player – Québec : #90 Marc-Antoine Varin
Most valuable offensive player – Québec : #33 Gabriel Parent
Most valuable defensive player– Ontario East: #81 Jamahll Charles
Most valuable offensive player–Ontario East: #52 Nikita Starchenko
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