The Stettler Wildcats came to slash the HJ Cody Lakers, but went home licking their wounds last Friday.
Stettler won the coin toss but weren’t able to gain any yards.
The Lakers inched down the field. Skylar Selk passed 11 yards to Kyle Eckenswiller, who caught it for the first touchdown of the game. Seth Blagen kicked the conversion to bring the opening score to 7-0 for the Lakers.
The Lakers’ defence recovered a fumble which enabled Skylar passes to Landon Rosene leaving Wildcats diving and catching nothing but grass for another touchdown. With Seth’s mighty leg for the convert, the score was 14-0.
Sulley Larocque and Dylan Keller grabbed and slammed Wildcat after Wildcat, as did Carter Boothe. Carter Theriault was there to nail the receiver to the ground when the ball landed in his hands.
Dillon Chambers came out of nowhere to pick a Stettler pass, bringing the ball back to the Lakers offence. Pass after pass did Skylar throw, but in the end, Seth kicked a three-point field goal before half time, bringing the score 17-0 into the second half.
What an exciting start to the second half. Skylar passes to Landon who zips around to the outside and straight down for a 104-yard touchdown. Yes, you heard it right — 104 yards, plus Seth’s convert, bringing the score to 24-0.
Korey Prediger grabbed and alligator-rolled a Wildcat, while Sulley Larocque and Trent Tarling teamed up to make a Wildcat sandwich. Dillon Chambers had a slippery Wildcat slip from his grasp only to retrace his steps into Dillon’s waiting arms to pound the cat into the ground. Chase Elwood and Emmery Lunde teamed up to sack the Wildcat’s quarterback.
Cartier Theriault leaped like an arrow spearing Settlers’ running back, preventing another breakaway.
Michael Smyth’s passes are getting more accurate and precise as are the rookie receivers catching more passes. Coach Braitenback takes full advantage of big leads to play the up-and-coming rookies to give them more field experience.
In the end, although Stettler put up a good fight, the Lakers won 24-0.
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