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Nova Scotia finishes Football Canada Cup in sixth place

It just wasn't Nova Scotia's week at the under-18 Football Canada Cup in Wolfville. Nova Scotia got behind early on Friday in a 24-10 loss to British Columbia in the game for fifth place at Acadia's Raymond Field.
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It just wasn't Nova Scotia's week at the under-18 Football Canada Cup in Wolfville.

Nova Scotia got behind early on Friday in a 24-10 loss to British Columbia in the game for fifth place at Acadia's Raymond Field.

Jayden Simmonds caught a touchdown pass from Caleb Melanson for Nova Scotia's only touchdown with 6:52 remaining in the game. The hosts trailed 24-3 at the time.

Clay Pelton-Kelly had the other Nova Scotia points on a field goal.

Jalen Philpot ran for two touchdowns for B.C., up 17-0 at the half.

Nova Scotia began the tournament last Saturday with a 17-16 loss to Ontario. The team responded with a 24-0 win over New Brunswick in the consolation semifinals on Tuesday.

Quebec defended its championship by scoring a late touchdown for a 10-7 win over Saskatchewan in the gold-medal game. Ontario defeated Alberta 34-29 for bronze.

Manitoba rocked New Brunswick 43-10 in the game for seventh.

There is more football ahead at Acadia this week with the under-16 Eastern Challenge, featuring Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan. Nova Scotia plays New Brunswick and Saskatchewan plays Ontario in the semifinals on Tuesday.

 



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