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ORLÉANS FARMER’S MARKET from 11 am to 4 pm in the parking lot at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex on Tenth Line Road featuring local food vendors and producers.

ST. HELEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH ART FAIR returns to the Navan Fair Grounds from 10 am to 3 pm with more than 140 fine works of art created by 16 local artists. You can preview the art for sale at sthelensartfair.ca. St, Helen’s Church is located at 1234 Prestone Dr. in Queenswood Heights.

ROYAL OAK DAY PATIO BBQ at the Royal Oak Orléans located at the corner of St. Joseph Blvd. and Jeanne d’Arc. Come out and celebrate Royal Oak’s anniversary while supporting the Orléans-Cumberland Resource Centre food bank. Lots of items to bid on in the silent auction. Make a cash donation or bring a non-perishable food item! Live entertainment provided by Garden Variety.

THE ORIGINAL NAVAN MARKET returns to the Navan Fair Grounds from 10 am to 5 pm with more than 150 local vendors and artisans. Come and see why the Original Navan Market has become on of the most popular outdoor markets in Eastern Ontario.Visit facebook.com/OriginalNavanMarket.

BLACKBURN FUN FAIR returns to Blackburn Hamlet with a carnival style midway, music, local vendors, a used book fair, beer garden and fireworks. For more information visit www.blackburnfunfair.ca.


 


Orléans Raftsmen win Quebec midget championship
By Fred Sherwin
Nov. 12, 2019

The Orléans Raftsmen are Quebec midget football champions in just their second year in the Quebec Midget Football League (QMFL). The Raftsmen beat the North Shore Mustangs 21-2 in Montréal on Nov. 3 to win the Doug Britton Bowl which is awarded to the winners of the QMFL championship game.

The Raftsmen advanced to the bowl game by virtue of their 24-14 win over the Greenfield Park Packers in the semi-finals. The Mustangs beat the St. Leonard Cougars 14-0 in the other semi-final.

In the winner take all final, the Raftsmen caught a break midway through the first quarter when the Cougars went for it on fourth and one on the three-yard line and end up coughing up the ball.

Orléans linebacker Eric Cumberbatch was Johnny on the spot to recover the loose ball and end the threat. The Raftsmen were unable to move the ball on their series and decided to give up a safety rather than attempt a punt from their end zone. It would be the only points the Mustangs would score all game.

The Raftsmen's first touchdown came early in rhe second quarter on a 38-yard run up the middle by Dante Spadaccini.

The Raftsmen's second touchdown came on a 25-yard pass from Nick Rico to Colin Doherty who managed to keep his feet in bounds at the back of the end zone with 1:02 left in the first half.

The final touchdown was set up by a 58-yard punt return by Ethan Wilson. The decisive blow was delivered by Rico who threw a bullet to Jonathan Aoude who was standing on the goal line.

The Raftsmen would add a single off a punt in the fourth quarter that the Mustangs were unable to get out of their end zone to make the final score 22-2 in favour of Orléans.

It was a dominating performance by the Raftsmen who finished the regular season with an 5-2 record. Their two losses came against the Kanata Knights in a crossover game with the NCAFA team in their season opener and the Mustangs who beat them 22-7 on Sept. 28.

Among their five wins were five shut-outs which contributed to their league best points against total (58) and points differential (+57). The Raftsmen allowed just 158 yards in offence against the Mustangs in the championship game while racking up 297 yards when they had the ball.

Rico completed 11 of 14 passes for 157 yards and a pair of touchdown tosses to Aoude and Spadaccini. He also ran for 30 yards on seven carries and a TD. Spadaccini finished the game with 97 yards on 16 carries and ]a touchdown. Doherty caught the ball twice times for 79 yards including his 25-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.

The Raftsmen's stellar season would end on a sour note in the Interprovincial Bowl on Sunday, Nov. 10.

The NCAFA champion Kanata Stallions beat them 22-14 to maintain the National Capital Amateur Football Association’s dominance over the QMFL. NCAFA teams are now 9-1 against their Quebec counterparts in the season finale for both leagues.

Team roster: Astel Essindi, Cyrann Essindi, Emile Leonhardt, Guylain Kamo, Jakob Dubé, Jérémy Dubé, Julien Bolduc, Luis Dominguez, Nicolas Brazeau, Olivier Leonhardt, Sacha Joly, Thomas Joly, Serge Aluma Amani, Stenzel Ripemntoum, Thierry Condé and Tristan Paventi. Head coach Carlos Condé. Assistant coach Kristina Sarazin. FRED SHERWIN PHOTO

 

 

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