The Atlantic division of CIS football has its championship game set for Saturday, and it will include a pair of athletes who were rivals locally.
Rookie Jakob Loucks is a quarterback with the Mount Allison Mounties, who will meet the St. Francis Xavier X-Men in the title tilt on Nov. 12 at 1pm, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The host side has Summerstown's Jeremy Pike on the roster.
The two opposed each other is high school football, when Loucks was with St. Joseph's and Pike played for Holy Trinity.
Former Apple Hill resident Jakob Loucks is already getting plenty of attention in CIS football, as a rookie quarterback with the Mount Allison (New Brunswick) Mounties. The freshman was named player of the game last weekend, when he racked up 238 yards passing and 76 yards rushing, in a 20-12 win over Acadia.
It was the first win of the season for the Mounties, following three losses to open the campaign.
Loucks was 26 for 40 in passing, in the Oct. 1 contest. On the season, he has a 53.6% pass completion rating and 709 yards. The 5 ft 10 in., 195 lb. pivot is enrolled in the B.A. program, studying psychology.
Two athletes with roots in Glengarry are pursuing their passion for football at the university level. Jakob Loucks, formerly of Apple Hill, is seen below (left) with Summerstown's Jeremy Pike following a recent CIS gridiron battle.
Loucks is a first-year student-athlete at Mount Allison, in New Brunswick. As a member of the Mounties, he is playing the quarterback position. Pike attends St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, and is a wide receiver with the X-Men.
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