OFL 2006


Kanata, ON – Friday the 13th came one day early for Irish Stouts. On
a rain soaked field,under a bitterly cold North-West wind, the French
Foreign Legion squad erupted for 6 touchdowns and 6 interceptions en
route to a 41-12 victory in OFL play.

The Stouts suspected it would be a long hard day when their all-star
receiver Kirk Ireland was under the weather and could not play. When
Legionnaire Mohammed Elabd failed to show, the teams decided to play
3-on-3. This played to the Legion’s advantage as their receivers found
it easier to get open on the field. But the story of this game was the
6 (!) interceptions thrown the by usually reliable Irish QB Paul McRae.
The Stouts failed to generate any kind of team momentum.

There were some questionable calls late in the game — on truly
remarkable receptions by Irish receivers Louis Aubin; and later, Peter
Arseneau in the end-zone. With Yves Charron’s camera in the shop,
neither team could resort to video replay.

Maybe this will be fixed for next game.

Box Score
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French Foreign Legion 41, Irish Stout 12

October 12, 2006

Receiving
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Stout
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Watkiss 1 TD
Murdock 1 TD

Legion
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Arseneau 2 TD
Aubin 3 TD; 4 PAT
Charron 1 TD; 1 PAT

Passing
=======

Stout
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McRae 2 TD passes; 6 INT

Legion
------

Arseneau 3 TD passes; 3 PAT
Aubin 1 TD pass
Charron 2 TD passes; 2 PAT

Defense
=======

Legion
------

Aubin 2 INT
Charron 4 INT

KANATA, ON — A tight game between the two fierce OFL rivals was only
broken open in the late going when the Irish Stout’s QB nonpareil, Paul
McRae, threw two long touchdowns to pull away from a plucky French
Foreign Legion squad that gave the Stout all they could handle on a
beautiful afternoon for football at Entrust Cryptography Field.

After moving well on offense, the Legion failed to score. McRae threw
a rainbow to Kirk Ireland and the league’s leading scorer danced in for
the first touchdown of the game. After eschewing the punt, the Legion
left a short field for the Stout and husky tight end Dan Murdock made
them pay, scoring his first touchdown of the game.

Following a rare Stout punt, the Legion replied with a steady drive
and a Louis Aubin TD to make the score 12-7. However, McRae and Ireland
responded with another long scoring connection over bewildered defender,
Mo Elabd. “You try doing this without food or water,” he commented,
“Wait until next month when we will kick your infidel asses!”

Murdock interceptions blunted (no pun intended) three Legion drives
deep into Stout territory. McRae also uncharacteristically threw three
picks, the last one a meaningless turnover on the game’s last play.
Legion CB/WR Louis Aubin was seemingly everywhere on the field,
defending passes and scoring touchdowns, including one on an
interception return. “If only I could throw and catch my own passes,
I wouldn’t need these putzes!” he exclaimed, exhibiting the team first
attitude he is famous for.

The Legion closed to within 24-19, but long touchdowns to Murdock and
rookie Bevan Watkiss extinguished any hopes of an upset. Disaster was
narrowly averted as defender Yves Charron barely avoided being hurt by
Watkiss’s celebratory waving of his cement hands in the air,

Box Score
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Irish Stout 36, French Foreign Legion 19
October 5, 2006

Receiving
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Stout
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Watkiss 1 TD (!)
Ireland 3 TD's
Murdock 2 TD

Legion
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Aubin 3 TD, 1 PAT (1 on INT return)

Passing
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Stout
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McRae 6 TD passes, 3 INT's

Legion
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Charron 1 TD pass, 1 INT
Arseneau 1 TD, 1 INT
Elabd 1 INT

Defense
=======
Stout
-----
Murdock 3 INT

Legion
-----
Aubin 3 INT

KANATA, ON — In what is becoming an increasingly regular occurrence,
the Irish Stout football team today blasted the French Foreign
Legion 32-6 in a contest not as close as the final score would
indicate.

Despite throwing his first two interceptions of the season, Stout QB
Paul McRae was sharp in completing 5 touchdown passes, running his
league-leading total to 26. Everyone on the Stout squad got into the
act, but Kirk Ireland was especially impressive scoring three times on
long throws from McRae. “I have an appointment with my stylist later
today, so I just let my hair down and went for it,” he effused after
the contest, “Don’t you think it will look cute when cut short?”

The game will also be remembered for Dan Murdock’s spectacular TD
celebration, a sort of Chad-Johnson-meets-Moby-Dick affair that will
haunt the mind’s eye of those present for years to come.

Legion QB Louis Aubin was frustrated all day and failed to lead a TD
drive while taking the snap. “This would be bad enough, but I am
also experiencing a burning sensation when I pee,” he commented, “Tings
are not going well right now.”

Backup QB Yves Charron led the only scoring drive for the Legion,
finished off with a spectacular leaping grab by Aubin but it came long
after the outcome was no longer in doubt. “We’ll have to look at the
film and see where we can improve,” he quipped, “As for my team’s
execution, I’m in favor of it.”

Box Score
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Irish Stout 32, French Foreign Legion 6
September 26, 2006

Receiving
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Stout
-----
Watkiss 1 TD, 1 PAT
Ireland 3 TD's
Murdock 1 TD, 1 PAT

Legion
------
Aubin 1 TD

Passing
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Stout
-----
McRae 5 TD passes, 2 INT's

Legion
------
Charron 1 TD pass
Aubin 1 INT

Defense
=======
Stout
-----
Ireland 1 INT

Legion
-----
Charron 1 INT
Aubin 1 INT

KANATA, ON — At sold-out historic Entrust Cryptography Field, the
Irish Stout defeated a spunky French Foreign Legion squad 31-12 on the
strength of 5 touchdown passes by OFL passing leader Paul McRae and two
spectacular interception runbacks that set up scores by Kirk Ireland.

The Legion scored on the opening play of the contest, staggering the
Stout with a long Charron to Aubin completion over stunned defender
Kirk Ireland. “I was fixing my hair when he blew by me,” said the
flustered Ireland after the game.

The Stout regrouped quickly, however, and McRae threw a long
bomb to Ireland to even the score. After forcing a rare Stout punt on
their next possession, the Legion took a 12-6 lead on a Charron to
Arseneau completion in the right corner of the endzone. “Zut, alors!”
exclaimed Aubin, “Tings are going to be different today, tabernoch!”

Galvanized by this turn of events, the Stout squad focused and the
floodgates opened. On four of five possessions, the Stout scored
unanswered touchdowns, with the other possession ending on the Legion
1 yard line. The onslaught ended with a Watkiss score in the left
corner on the final possession of the game, McRae’s 21st touchdown pass
of this young season. Once again, the Stout had difficulty with
PAT’s, with only McRae scoring the point after on a razzle dazzle
play with Ireland taking the pitch and throwing for the conversion.

The orange-clad Stout ran its record to 4-0, while the Legion dropped
to 0-4.

Box Score
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Irish Stout 31, French Foreign Legion 12
September 21, 2006

Receiving
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Stout
-----
Watkiss 1 TD
Ireland 3 TD's
Murdock 1 TD
McRae 1 PAT

Legion
------
Arseneau 1 TD
Aubin 1 TD

Passing
=======
Stout
-----
McRae 5 TD passes

Legion
------
Charron 2 TD passes
Aubin 2 INT

Defense
=======
Stout
-----
Ireland 2 INT

KANATA, ON — The Irish Stout defeated the French Foreign Legion on
a wet and slippery Entrust Field today 31-18. Despite spotty passing
from their normally laser-armed QB, Paul McRae, the Stout made enough
grabs to take the lead after trailing 6-0 and win going away with a
touchdown on their final possession.

Mo Elabd was valiant in a losing cause, especially on the defensive
side of the ball where he thwarted several Stout drives with acrobatic
pass defenses. “He made dat good play dare,” said Legion QB Yves
Charron, “We need more good play like dat.”

McRae found his big receivers on mostly short passes and negotiated
down the field on virtually every possession. Flanker
Dan Murdock also got into the act, tossing a TD to McRae off a
reverse. The Stout continued to have trouble with conversions,
missing all but one. “We really have to work on that aspect of our
game,” said Coach McRae, “We can’t leave points out there like that.
Plus, I took the over.”

Louis Aubin and Kirk Ireland missed today’s contest. Aubin is
suffering from illness, presumably something sexually transmitted.
Ireland was worried about his hair potentially getting mussed on the
wet field and this having a deleterious effect on his devastating good
looks. Hopefully with some penicillin, higher quality mousse, and
good weather, both will return in next week’s action.

Box Score
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Irish Stout 31, French Foreign Legion 18
September 19, 2006

Receiving
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Stout
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Watkiss 1 TD
Murdock 3 TD's, 1 PAT
McRae 1 TD

Legion
------
Arseneau 1 TD
Elabd 1 TD
Charron 1 TD

Passing
=======
Stout
-----
McRae 4 TD passes
Murdock 1 TD pass

Legion
------
Arseneau 1 TD pass
Charron 2 TD passes, 1 INT

Defense
=======
Stout
-----
Murdock 1 INT

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