The École Sainte-Anne Beavers are champions!

I feel amazinglaunches linebacker Zachary Thériault right away.

The imposing number 44 of the École Sainte-Anne (ESA) made some key runs to get his team close to the end zone.

I think it’s teamwork. We couldn’t have done it without the work of the whole team, together. It’s the ones who perform the best who are the best and that’s us today.

A quote from Zachary Thériault, Castors . linebacker

Head coach Steve Drisdelle was moved. At the helm of the Castors since the program’s inception in spring 2018, this championship is the culmination of a lot of work done in a short space of time.

For the second time in a row, two Acadian schools met in the provincial final. The 2021 final was the rematch between the same two opponents from 2019, the Beavers and the Olympians.

Photo: Radio-Canada / François Le Blanc

I am so excited for my boys. We have worked hard all season. But I think that’s just the beginning.

A quote from Steve Drisdelle, Head Coach of the Beavers

It is a sweet revenge for the Castors, who lost the final in 2019 at the expense of the Odyssey. This time there was no escaping the provincial title. It was also the first time in history that the Beavers defeated the Olympians.

We kept working through the whole gamementions Steve Drisdelle, the head coach of the Beavers. Our message all week was to find a way to win, regardless of the number of players, on the sidelines.

Players holding a trophy at arm's length.

In the pouring rain, the Castors celebrated their first provincial school football title.

Photo: Radio-Canada / François Le Blanc

The reason for this post: The Beavers have far fewer players in their roster than the Olympians. There is less room for maneuver in the case of injuries. But Drisdelle wanted her troop to focus only on the numbers on the scoreboard.

A game in two phases

Machine with pipe passing under a tent.

To keep warm, the Odyssey used a large heater before the match.

Photo: Radio-Canada / François Le Blanc

Defensive units took center stage in the first half, which included three interceptions in under two minutes.

Olivier Laplante scored a touchdown for the Castors, while the Olympians’ answer came from Jonathan Thériault’s foot for a field goal. It was 7-3 ESA secure DT

The second half of the game saw more action for the attack.

Henry Mason and Samuel Volpé scored majors for ESA

Soccer player with a ball.

Samuel Volpé carries the ball just given to him by Olivier Laplante (3). Volpé will score a touchdown during the game.

Photo: Radio-Canada / François Le Blanc

We hit them fast, we hit them earlyMason analyzes, walking back. After that, we didn’t relax the whole game. There are times when they played great football. They really showed why they are here.

The Olympians made a late comeback, in the fourth quarter. The Odyssey’s lone touchdown came on a 10-foot run from quarterback Jérémy Hayes with 10:31 left.

Soccer player.

The quarterback, Jérémy Hayes, was protected by number 20, Brady LeBlanc, during the 1st quarter of the final.

Photo: Radio-Canada / François Le Blanc

Crowd is outside.

A crowd of approximately 1,500 attended this second all-Acadian final. We see the orange of the supporters of the Olympians and the colors blue and yellow.

Photo: Radio-Canada / François Le Blanc

This win for the Castors will give some letters of nobility to this fledgling program that will undoubtedly gain supporters in the future.

bitter defeat

In the Odyssey camp, it was disappointing to have escaped a second consecutive title despite the good games played in the game.

We left everything on the field and didn’t give up and Sainte-Anne came ready for the game.recalls Jonathan Thériault.

The kicker and wide receiver were emotional after the loss, with the Grade 12 student playing a big part. : les entraîneurs sont dévoués, on est sur la bonne direction. Je suis chanceux d’avoir joué ici.”,”text”:”L’équipe était phénoménale. Je suis fier d’avoir joué pour ce programme, qui croit dans ses joueurs: les entraîneurs sont dévoués, on est sur la bonne direction. Je suis chanceux d’avoir joué ici.”}}”>The team was phenomenal. I am proud to have played for this program that believes in its players: the coaches are committed, we are on the right track. I’m lucky to have played here.

For his part, the blocker Maxime Michaud philosophized about the culmination of a very good season in which the Odyssey lost only one game this season: the last.

semaines, puis là, à la fin, tu perds.”,”text”:”Ça fait du mal. Tu essayes pour 10semaines, puis là, à la fin, tu perds.”}}”>It hurts. You try it for 10 weeks, then you lose in the end.

This is unfortunately the sad reality of sports.

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