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Football Tigers eliminated

Dalhousie's football team was unable to extend their season. (Pau Balite photo)
Dalhousie’s football team was unable to extend their season. (Pau Balite photo)

The Dalhousie football team will once again be hanging up their cleats early this season.

After losing in a heartbreaking fashion to Holland College 22-19 on Oct. 27 in the semi-final, the Tigers can again only watch the league championship.

The match was in the Tigers’ favour for the majority of the afternoon. Approaching the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter, Dal had a 19-16 lead. Hurricanes quarterback Nick Hunsley threw a screen pass to Chucky Ortiz, however, who dodged five or six tackles to score a dramatic touchdown, sealing the Tigers’ fate.

If previous games this season were any indication, the fact that Dal was playing on the road was probably a blessing. The Tigers went 0-3 at Wickwire Field during the regular season, in comparison to a far better 2-1 on opposing fields.

The Hurricanes will meet the UNB Fredericton Red Bombers on Saturday, Nov. 3 in a repeat of last year’s championship.

Graeme Benjamin
Graeme Benjamin
Graeme is the Gazette's Sports Editor. He was the Assistant Sports Editor for Volume 145.
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