PLAYOFF RUN: Junior Varsity football team to host East Division finals

Jul 22, 2019 4:42 PM
Cindie Ashton

UPDATE Tuesday, July 30, 2019: Final score Dolphins 14, Jr. Gaels 2.

Monday, July 22, 2019 - Junior Varsity football team to host East Division finals

Kingston, ON – The Jr Gaels, Junior Varsity football team will be hosting the Ontario Provincial Football League (OPFL) East Division Conference Finals after defeating the Stampeders on Sunday in Burlington.

“A touchdown by Gabe Burke-Burfoot, a field goal by Michael Dora and another huge game by the defence, including an interception by Talen Sherbert with just 30 seconds to go clenched the victory for the junior varsity team,” said Junior Gaels Football president Alexandra Reyes-Walsh.

The Junior Varsity team held the lead for the entire game. The 13-10 win gives the team home-field advantage for the eastern final. The game kicks off at 3 p.m., Saturday, July 27 at Richardson Stadium against the Durham Dolphins.

The winner of the east division will travel to London, Ontario on August 3 to face the OPFL west division winner for the Provincial title.

Despite a well-fought game on Saturday, the season came to an abrupt end for the Senior Varsity team following a 14-7 loss to the Ottawa Sooners.

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About the Jr. Gaels Football Club:
The Jr. Gaels Football Club (formerly Limestone District Grenadiers) offers AAA summer football at the junior and senior varsity level. Athletes (born 2000-2004) travel to Kingston from Belleville to Brockville to play Jr Gaels Football. Teams travel and host within the Ontario Provincial Football League (OPFL). In addition to learning, playing and enjoying football, emphasis is placed on player safety, sportsmanship, self-discipline, teamwork, academic achievement and community involvement. The Jr. Gaels Football Club is a not-for-profit association overseen by a volunteer board of directors. Volunteer coaches lead these teams, and a dedicated group of parent volunteers’ assist with game-day operations. In 2018, 43 former GMen were listed on University football rosters across Canada.

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