Champlain was on the road this past weekend, heading up Autoroute 20 to face St-Hyacinthe for the second time this season. The Cavaliers got off to a quick start. On St-Hyacinthe’s first possession, Jarek Richards intercepted the pass and returned it for the major. With convert good, the Cavs were up 7-0 after the first play.
A second interception on St-Hyacinthe’s second possession setup the Cavaliers’ second touchdown, by Kevin St-Pierre, after a quick pass from QB Dan Lazarra and am 11-yard run. Missing the convert, the Cavaliers were up 13-0 early in the 1st Quarter.
St-Hyacinthe’s luck didn’t change. After going 4 and out on their next possession, Samuel Collette ran their punt back 56-yards for the Cavaliers third consecutive touchdown, making the score 20-0 after the conversion.
The 1st quarter continued to favor the Cavaliers as on their kick-off following Collette’s runback, St-Hyacinthe fumbled, giving Champlain another possession. Three plays later, Lazarra connected with Collette for the Cavaliers fourth score of the quarter.
The team settled into a defensive posture for the remainder of the game and the stingy Cavalier defense, which has only given up 38 points all season, went to work. St-Hyacinthe’s woes continued and the Cavaliers came out with their 2nd shutout of the season, 27-0.
The team faces a bigger challenge into the home stretch as they prepare to face off against the 3 teams ahead of them in the standings, albeit all with 4-1 records. The Cavaliers head up to l’Assomption this Saturday to play les Triades de Lanaaudière in what will be a real test of their skills.