Gaiters sting Concordia
SHERBROOKE, Que. – The No.10 Bishop’s Gaiters defeated the Concordia Stingers 40-18 and improved their record to 3-1. Bishop’s Quarterback Jordan Heather led the way going 17-25 for 354 yards and throwing a pair of touchdown passes. The RSEQ University Football game played at Coulter Field on Saturday afternoon wrapped up 2013 Homecoming festivities at Bishop’s.
The host team had a strong start. Heather (Oromocto, N.B.) threw a 99-yard pass to receiver Alexander Fox (Montreal) placing the Gaiters on Concordia’s six-yard-line. A play later, running back Matt Burke (Timberlea, N.S.) opened the scoring for the purple and silver. Less than five minutes later, it was Fox’s turn to add to the Gaiters lead when he caught a 17-yard pass from Heather, to make it 14-0 Bishop’s.
In the second quarter, the crowd’s favorites added 15 more points to the scoreboard, thanks to a one yard touchdown run by Ryon McCalla (Brampton, Ont.), a safety conceded by the visitors and two field goals by Mathieu Paquette (Sherbrooke, Que.) of 32 and 20 yards respectively.
After a single by Paquette thanks to a booming 56-yard punt in the first minutes of the second half, the Stingers got on board, with a 10-yard pass from Francois Dessureault (St. Tite, Que.) to Jamal Henry (St. Constant, Que.). Bishop’s replied with a 41-yard Paquette field goal, his third of the afternoon.. Stephen Adekolu (Brampton, Ont.) capped off his spectacular seven catch 157 receiving yard day with a 38-yard major from Heather to make it 40-7.
Concordia (0-4) showed some signs of life in the fourth quarter, scoring 11 points, however it was too little too late. Bishop’s held on and won 40-18.
Next up the No. 10 Gaiters will host the No. 1 Laval Rouge et Or (3-0) on Coulter Field on Saturday, September 28. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. Get news anytime of the day at www.gaiters.ca.
Game Notes: Despite sitting for most of the fourth quarter Heather was 17-25 for 345 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions or sacks...with his passing total Heather eclipses 6000 yards for his career, he sits at 6072…Adekolu’s seven catches and 157 yards receiving are both career highs…Fox grabbed just two passes but had 116 yards receiving and a touchdown…Burke carried the ball 18 times for 115 yards and a touchdown…Concordia’s Clark Green (Chatham, Ont.) booted an RSEQ record 90-yard punt in the fourth quarter.