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Offence goes missing for N.S.

Nova Scotia didn’t fare as well in the underdog role last night as theydid the first time around at the under-18 Football Canada Cup.

Nova Scotia didn’t fare as well in the underdog role last night as they did the first time around at the under-18 Football Canada Cup.

The blue and white was unable to build on its momentum from Sunday’s tournament-opening 27-24 upset win over Alberta, dropping a 31-0 decision to Quebec in semifinal action at Raymond Field in Wolfville.

Nova Scotia mustered just 100 yards of total offence and had four passes intercepted, all in the first half.

“Quebec played exceptionally well,” Nova Scotia head coach Chris Valardo said. “Defensively we had an outstanding game … But offensively, we just couldn’t move the ball. We were out of sorts offensively and it was just one of those nights.”

There is still plenty at stake for the Bluenose contingent, as it now prepares to face British Columbia in the bronze-medal game on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Valardo said the club “just has to get back to playing like we did against Alberta.”

“We stopped ourselves tonight more than Quebec stopped us,” Valardo said.

“A medal was the goal. We’re going to play for that on Saturday and we’re going to play hard.”

Notes

• Receiver Donald Tabor of Dartmouth was named Nova Scotia’s offensive player of the game.

• Attendance last night was 1,346.

• Valardo said Nova Scotia has lost five starters to injury. “We’re pretty banged up,” he said.

• The championship game on Saturday at 7 p.m. pits Quebec versus Saskatchewan.

• Quebec has steamrolled its opponents, with a 55-6 scoring edge.

 
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