The annual Friday night football action at the Maxville Fair goes tonight, with the first game, featuring the Glengarry Gaels mosquito squad, kicking off at 6pm.
The second contest, involving the peewee Gaels, is booked for a 7:30pm start.
Attendees are reminded that this is a fundraiser for the food bank, part of Purolator's Tackle Hunger Program. As such, you are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food items or make a cash contribution. Entry to the games includes access to all other areas of the fair as well.
The action goes on even if it's raining, so please dress accordingly. The grandstands will be open for spectators.
Upcoming playoff games in the spring youth football league have seen some changes to locations and times. Most notably, games scheduled to be played at CCVS in Cornwall, have been moved to Joe St. Denis Field.
As well, start times for exhibition games at the Maxville Fair have been changed.
Here is the revised scheduled:
This evening's bantam Gaels football practice saw the kids get to try out a new piece of equipment, a professional Jugs ball throwing machine. Look for the story in next week's edition of The Glengarry News. In the meantime, our photo gallery is available here.
Be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News for a story about the Glengarry Gaels tyke football team which, with a win last Sunday, is now 4-0 in spring league action.
Glengarry's bantams are also undefeated this season, following a 52-20 triumph on Sunday, in Cornwall. Austin Main paced the offence with a trio of touchdowns, while Nathan Sauve added two majors as part of the Gaels' scoring. Coach Jeff Dorn says the defence played as one, forcing three turnovers in the contest.
Meanwhile, the peewees remained winless, falling last Sunday 50-6, in Cornwall. On May 31, the peewee Gaels dropped a 40-6 decision, with Jack Marion scoring the lone TD, late in the contest.
Travis Brisebois accounted for all the Glengarry scoring for the mosquito Gaels, with a pair of touchdowns, as Glengarry was felled 45-12.
In midweek play last Wednesday, the mosquito Gaels lost 49-26. Brisebois had all four majors for the Glengarry side; Connor McDougall recorded a two-point convert.
Homecoming weekend: June 11
The GDHS gridiron in Alexandria will feature a full slate of games, as part of Gaels football homecoming festivities.
- 9am: Glengarry tykes vs Cornwall #3
- 10:30am: Glengarry mosquitoes vs Cornwall #3
- 12:30pm: Glengarry peewees vs Cornwall #1
- 2:30pm: Glengarry bantams vs Cornwall #1
Plans for the day include a barbecue.
Glengarry's tyke Gaels football team picked up a pair of victories last week, improving its record to 3-0 in spring league play.
On Sunday in Cornwall, the squad pummelled the Wildcats #3 with a 39-13 effort. Elliot Keenan (2 touchdowns), Ben Jackman (1 TD), Connor Hamelin (2 TD, 2 points after), Nacky Sharek (1 TD, 1 PAT).
The team's May 24 evening in contest in Alexandria went into the books as a 30-18 win. Sharek had three TDs to pace the offence. Jackman and Keenan also recorded majors.
The Gaels peewees dropped a 58-0 decision in Alexandria, to Cornwall #3, also losing Mickael Leblanc to injury. Their record is now 0-2.
Also last Sunday, Glengarry's mosquitoes were stung 45-6 by Cornwall #3. Travis Brisebois had the lone Gaels touchdown. The team is also 0-2.
For the bantam story, please see this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
The week three schedule gets an early start, with a pair of May 31 games in Alexandria (GDHS). There's a mosquito match at 6pm, followed by a peewee performance at 7:15pm.
On Sunday, June 4, on the GDHS gridiron, there will be a tyke tilt at 10am, followed by a mosquito match at 11:30am.