Lakers dominated over Rebels in season opener

H. J. Cody Lakers rolled over West Central Rebels from Rocky Mountain House in their first game of the football season Friday

H. J. Cody Laker Riley Berg snagged a pass interception and completed for a 22 yard touchdown for the home team during Friday’s game. The West Central Rebels were playing their first down after a Laker touchdown when Berg caught the ball. His catch with 53 seconds left in the first half put the Lakers ahead 35-7. They finished the game with a 42-21 win against the Rebels from Rocky Mountain House.

H. J. Cody Lakers rolled over West Central Rebels from Rocky Mountain House in their first game of the football season Friday afternoon at Cody field.

While it wasn’t pretty at times, the Lakers soundly defeated their opponents 42-21 while giving their second string players some on-field experience during the second half of the game.

They were ahead 35-7 at the half.

Tyler Ledwos scampered into the end zone on a 46 yard pass for the Lakers’ first major midway through the opening quarter. He also added the Lakers’ last touchdown in the final quarter.

Other touchdowns were scored by Shon Zenert (twice), Tyson Maton and Riley Berg who ran 22 yards into the end zone after interception a Rocky pass on their first down just seconds after the Lakers had scored a previous TD.

Morgan Drews kicked six converts for the home team.

Quarterback Chase Hoffman completed 10 of 15 passes for 229 yards while Korey Prediger threw six passes completing four for 33 yards.

Ledwos tallied 134 yards in pass receptions on five catches while Maton had five catches for 100 yards, Keagan Tait caught three passes for 20 yards and Zenert one for eight yards.

Zenert led the team in rushing yards with 127 on six carries followed by Landon Rosene with 70 yards on 9 carries, Trent Kondor with 38 yards on three carries, Tait with 21 yards on three carries and Ledwos (eight yards) and Prediger (two yards) with one carry each.

Ledwos punted three times for a total of 110 yards.

The Lakers dominated in other statistics with 17 first downs compared to 11 for Rocky. Their total offense was 528 yards split fairly evenly between rushing (266) and passing (262) while the Rebels managed 282 yards in offence with 191 rushing and 91 in passing.

The Lakers take on Notre Dame at Great Chief Park in Red Deer at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday).

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