Huskie Intercepts Mexican Final Bid AND Reginan Fakes It For A Team Canada Win At The Worlds:

The Red and White are final bound at the Under-19 World Football Championship in Harbin, China. The Canadians were on the field early this morning (Saskatchewan time) taking on the Mexicans, who they opened the tournament with a victory over.

From the onset it was very evident that the Red and White were prepared and ready to go. Early in the contest the Canadians would move the ball into scoring position and come away with a field-goal to open the scoring. Canada 3 – Mexico 0.

To the second Quarter, and after trading possessions and field position, Canada would move the ball into the score zone to see their drive seemingly stall. That’s when the Canadians would execute a perfect fake field goal. The ball ended up in the hands of Regina’s Nic Cross, from LeBoldus, and he would scamper 20-yards to pay dirt to give Canada a 10-0 advantage.

Canada wasn’t done there as the defence came up with a big play of their own. University of Saskatchewan Huskie, Eric Thakurdeen, would interception a deflected Mexican pass which he returned to their 30-yard line.  That allowed Vincent Blanchard to connect on his second field goal of the half giving the Canadians a 13-0 advantage headed into halftime.

To the second half where the Mexicans showed their character and came out firing on a drive that would culminate with a 3-yd QB keeper for a major to trim Canada’s lead to 13-7.

Undeterred, Canada would answer that score on the ensuing drive with a score of their own thanks to Running Back Felix Lussier-Roy scampering in from 14-yards out to restore Canada’s 13 point advantage.

The battle was far from done, though, as the Mexicans would answer right back with a major of their own to make the score 20-14 for the Canadians.

Staying in the third quarter and now it was Canada’s turn to answer back as Felix Lussier-Roy would score his second touchdown in as many carries, this time an 80-yard run off to pay dirt. Canada would then make good on the two-point convert giving them a 28-14 lead through three quarters.

In the final stanza after exchanging possessions the Mexicans would cap a late drive with a major score to cut into the Canadians lead 28-21. That, though, is as close as Mexico would get as Canada would run out the clock for the 28-21 victory.

Canada will now play the United States in Sunday’s gold medal game.