After another successful regular season, the Lakeshore Cougars hope to continue their recent streak of success when they host five playoff semifinal games next weekend at the Cougars’ home at Parc des Benevoles in Kirkland next Saturday. .
The expansion Midget AAA Cougars (8-0) will face LaSalle on Saturday at 7:30 pm, while the Bantam AAA Cougars (7-1) will host the St. Leonard Cougars on Saturday at 4 pm. The Cougars defeated the Warriors 21-10 on October 8. The Bantam Cougars will try to avenge their only flaw, a 34-3 loss to the North Shore Lions to end the regular season yesterday.
“We’ve had a tough day, but every football team has tough days. The question is, do we have the mental and physical strength to get back to work and be successful? I think we do. And it starts in training this week, ”said Bantam head coach Ted Stote.
The Lakeshore Peewee AAA (8-0) team will host the Greenfield Park Packers (5-3) on Saturday at 11:30 am after a regular season that saw the Cougars averaging 54 points per game throughout the regular season.
The Cougars defeated the Packers 47-32 on September 25.
Head coach Glen Cooper said his team will look to tighten up all aspects of their game this week in training before facing the Packers. His team made a number of mistakes against the Stallions that were masked by the final score, and he hopes to correct them this week.
“We have a lot of work and a lot of execution that we need to tighten up. We’re going to work hard in training this week and get there, because training is where games are won, ”he said.
Sébastien Mari, Troy Dottin and Zack Sebestyen all scored major points in the quarterfinals as the Cougars led a powerful running game to victory behind an offensive line led by Logan Horn, Cole Lalonde and Jeremy Tshimbalanga with assist of quarterbacks Matt Cooper and Niron Sexton. Louis Mari, Zack Belval, Loïc Thibault and Jeremy St-Vil all shone in defense for the Cougars on Saturday.
The Mosquito Cougars (8-0) will also look to continue their season undefeated when they face the Greenfield Park Packers at 9:30 am. Head coach Jesse Roberts’ powerful side beat Sun Youth 61-0 on the Last weekend.
“The kids know we have a lot of work to do this week and we’re going to take it one day at a time, one practice at a time and keep working on our blocking and tackling. Ball control is also very important at this time of year, ”he said.
The Atom Cougars (7-1) will face the Sunnybrooke Chiefs (6-3) on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
This is simply the most recent season in a string of unprecedented successes for the Cougars organization. The organization moved from the Montreal Metropolitan League in 2019 – after each of the Cougars’ age group teams won league championships and playoffs – to the Montreal Regional Football League, the Football League. Quebec bantam and the Quebec Midget Football League – and took advantage of an undefeated campaign in 2020 that was halted thanks to government COVID-19 restrictions.
With just two regular season losses in 2021, the Cougars are looking to bring their five teams to the playoff finals the following week – it should be an exciting day of football for spectators and the general public.
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