19th Ave New York, NY 95822, USA
Football . History . Sports

Our Bantams Are Champions

Wednesday December 13th, 2017

Our Bantams Are Champions

Bantam Hornets crowned Interprovincial Bowl Champions

The Hornets finished off the regular season in the Quebec Bantam Football League (QBFL) with a team record of 8-2 and had an extremely difficult road to the Interprovincial Bowl.

The Hornets had to play the only two teams that beat them in the regular season, first the St. Leonard Cougars in the semi-finals and then the St. Bruno Barons in the QBFL finals. The Hornets were able to outlast the Cougars in the semi-finals 31-22 in a game that had several lead changes. The QBFL finals was a revenge game for the Hornets having lost to the Barons in the finals two years previously and in the regular season. The Barons wasted no time scoring a Touchdown (TD) on their first drive going up 7-3, but the Hornets defense was able to hold them to that single score in the first half finishing 7-6. In the second half Hornets receiver #80 Alexis Labossiere Espinal caught a pass running it back 50+ yards for a TD, putting the Hornets up 13-7, but the Barons were to tie it 13-13. In the fourth quarter running back / defensive back (RB / DB) #20 Abdala Traoré took over the game scoring a rushing TD and getting an interception, severely hurting any chance of a Barons comeback, though the Barons were able to make late score to make it 23-20 but with only 36 seconds left the Barons were unable to get the ball back and the Hornets kneeled to end the game.  The MVPS for the QBFL finals from the Hornets were #20 Abdala Traoré and #68 Vladimir Paul.

The Hornets advanced to Interprovincial Bowl against the Kanata Knights from NCAFA (National Capital Amateur Football Association from the Ottawa area), which were held at Carleton University. The Hornets proved to be too powerful for the Knights to compete with, ending in 31-6 win for the Hornets. MVP for that game was QB #5 Eloa Latendresse-Regimbald.

The overall performance by all the Hornets football teams all making the playoffs demonstrates great promise for next year’s season as the coaches will have plenty of talent to work with. Sun Youth would like wish the best of luck to its graduating players, as they move on to the next level. The Sun Youth football coaching staff was recently named the La Presse+ “Personnalité de la semaine” highlighting their volunteer efforts for the season.

Sun Youth has a long football tradition going back to the earliest days of the organization. The motivation that led to the creation of Sun Youth in 1954 was to allow disadvantaged youths residing in the St. Louis district in Montreal to play sports. Today, almost all the young people who attend the organization play sports, either within one of Sun Youth’s sports teams, or at its day camp. Through the years, many former Hornets football and basketball players have made the jump to the college, university and even professional level.

A06Y0007.jpg

Bantam Hornets Quarterback # 5 Eloa Latendresse-Regimbald throwing a pass in the Provincial Finals against the St. Bruno Barons.

Leave a comment

OTHER NEWS

The PepsiCo Foundation Give a Boost to Sun Youth!

Basketball
The PepsiCo Foundation Give a Boost to Sun Youth!
24 April

Sun Youth would like to thank PepsiCo and their generous employees for a donation of over $10,000. The money was raised at…

Read More

Looking Back on 65 Years of Sharing and Caring!

65 Years
Looking Back on 65 Years of Sharing and Caring!
22 May

In 1954, Sid Stevens and the late Earl De La Perralle, along with a bunch of friends, founded what was to become…

Read More

The First PepsiCo Mixed Soccer Tournament raises $7,700 for Sun Youth!

Community
The First PepsiCo Mixed Soccer Tournament raises $7,700 for Sun Youth!
17 June

The collaboration between PepsiCo Canada and Sun Youth continued on May 4, 2019 at Soccerplexe Catalogna in Lachine with PepsiCo’s first Mixed…

Read More

Sun Youth’s Ann St Arnaud receives the Claude-Beaulieu Award

Community
Sun Youth’s Ann St Arnaud receives the Claude-Beaulieu Award
29 March

On March 12, 2019 the Regroupement des organismes humanitaires et communautaires pour les mesures d’urgence à Montréal (ROHCMUM) held its annual seminar…

Read More

The Canadian juvenile basketball team: A story worth reading!

Alumni
The Canadian juvenile basketball team: A story worth reading!
26 July

The Sun Youth Hornets summer basketball program is well under way with participations in several tournaments such as the Elite Basketball Skills…

Read More

Sun Youth’s New Executive Director

Community
Sun Youth’s New Executive Director
26 March

Since Sun Youth started in 1954, the organization’s cofounders Sid Stevens and Earl De La Perralle were able to surround themselves with…

Read More
X