Laker Football - Linebacker Tyley Hookey along with the rest of the Laker D was all over Drayton Valley on October 18.

Lakers win 75-6

The H.J. Cody Lakers won handily over Drayton Valley 75-6.

The H.J. Cody Lakers won handily over Drayton Valley 75-6.

The blowout allowed the Lakers to work on some important plays as well as give their young guys playing time both crucial to a winning atmosphere in the playoffs and going forward into next year.

“Playing less experienced teams can be fun for everyone because we can empty the bench and everyone gets some experience,” Coach Jeremy Braitenback said. “I was happy with the way our starters executed tackling, catching, running the ball, throwing the ball and blocking. One of the things we have to work on is coming up with big plays during big games so to get a chance to work on it during a competitive situation will help us.”

The Lakers were already up 40-0 at half time, which means the onus was on the coaching staff to ensure the lead doesn’t appear like piling on a weaker opponent.

“We don’t really tell the guys to play at a lesser level we try to manage it with personnel and play-calling,” Braitenback said. “It could have been a lot worse than the score was.”

The game was valuable experience as it took place in less then ideal, snowy, wet conditions. The field, however, was in immaculate shape after one of the parents removed the snow two times over the course of the last week.

“It dried out well and I think the sidelines were worse then the actual field,” Braitenback said. “The field was really good.”

The Lakers have one more league game in Ponoka on Friday, followed by playoffs next week. Playoff times will be announced over the weekend.

“Basically it is a win or your out so we are challenging everyone to play their best game,” Braitenback said. “We have a lot of experience and we won the league two years in a row and we are going for three.”

He added that “we thank everyone for coming out.”


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