High school roundup (AB) [6]: Thanksgiving weekend games full of twists

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Nelson Mandela (7), Diefenbaker/Fowler (50)

Forest Lawn (0), Scarlett/Central (43)
SCCE would dominate from start to finish in this shutout over Forest Lawn, 43-0.

With a 25-yard field goal by Logan Meville followed by a 5-yard run by Nathan Blayney in for a touchdown and successful kick by Meville, the score would be 10-0 start of the second quarter. They would go on to score two more touchdowns. Lucas Granieri would return one on a fumble and Blayney would get another 5- yard major bringing the score to 23-0 going into the half.

Liam Vig would take control with 2 rushing touchdowns of 15 and 4 yards and Brock Toyne would finish the night off with a fourth quarter touchdown run to close the night out with a 43-0 score for SCCE.

Defensively for Forest Lawn, Noa Mattice would lead the team with 7 tackles, Garrett Pinnell and Daymon Cada would register 6 tackles with Pinnell also getting 1 interception.

Wetaskiwin (20), Frank Maddock, Drayton Valley (21)
In a squeaker of a game, Frank Maddock would come from behind in the fourth quarter to get the ‘W’.

Maddock would open the scoring in the first quarter with a 5-yard major only to be answered back by Wetaskiwin with a 26-yard pass from Lucas Bishop to Evan Roth. The kick would be unsuccessful, however, and the score would be 7-6 for DV.

In the second quarter, Wetaskiwin’s Jake Gusse would get a rouge, sending the teams into the half tied, 7-7.

Wetaskiwin would continue to pull take the lead in the third quarter as Bishop would throw a long-bomb of 63-yards to Noah White for a touchdown and Nathan Wiebe would run it in another touchdown.

Going into the fourth the score was 20-7 for Wetaskiwin, but as we all know, no lead is safe and DV came from behind with a 39-yard rushing touchdown followed by a 7-yard major ending Wetaskiwin’s lead 21-20 and that’s the game.

WCH quarterback, Lucas Bishop would complete 2/8 for 89 yards and 2 touchdowns with 1 interception. Running back Gusse would have 14 carries on 145 yards as well as 9 tackles and 2 TFLs, and teammate Wiebe would have 100 yards on 22 carries and 1 rushing touchdown. Noah White would have 1 touch 63-yard touchdown reception and Roth would hae 51-yards on 2 receptions and 1 touchdown reception.

Defensively for WCH, L. Armsden would have 15 combined tackls and 1 TFL, Q. Letawsky would register 6 tackles and 2 TFLs, C. Johnson would have 10 tackles and 2 TFLs.

Both teams would have close to 400 yards of offense, most of them on the ground.

St. Francis Xavier (3), Paul Kane (12)

Archbishop Jordan (21), McNally (27)

Eastglen (14), Ardrossan (45)

Queen Elizabeth (0), J. Percy Page (40)

Peace River (13), Peace Wapiti (17)

Chestermere (19), Bow Valley (31)

Ernest Manning (19), Henry Wise Wood (9)

Crescent Heights CAL (12), Bishop O’Byrne (15)

Churchill/Bowness (13), Robert Thirsk (20)
This game started off with a bang on a blocked kick return for a touchdown for the Churchill Bulldogs. However, Robert thirsk would return the courtesy in the second quarter when they returned a punt and a successful kick afterwards to take the lead going into the half, 7-6.

Robert Thirsk would kick a 32 yard field goal in the third quarter increasing their lead to 10-6, however, Churchill would answer back with a 1-yard score regaining the lead, 13-6. Robert Thirsk would come out in the fourth determined to get the win and kicked a successful 42-yard field goal and finished the game with a 32-yard rushing touchdown. Final score for Robert Thirsk 2-13.

Jasper Place (31), Ross Sheppard (21)

Spruce Grove (0), Salisbury (38)

St. Albert (14), Archbishop O’Leary (42)

Strathcona (37), Leduc (9)
The Lords would overcome Leduc 37-9 this past weekend. Quartback Isaac Hurtaud would go 6/12 for 91 yards and 1 touchdown as well as call his own number on 3 carries for 16 yards and 1 rushing touchdown. Babchuk would also have 3 carries for 15 yards and 1 rushing touchdown.  Receiver Adner would have 4 catches on 71 yards and 1 touchdown reception. He would also have 1 63-yard punt return for a touchdown.

M.E. LaZerte (47), Lillian Osborne (19)


Crescent Heights MH (1), Medicine Hat (16)

Catholic Central (18), Bishop Grandin (17)

Canmore Wolverine Sam Birch pushes Medicine Hat player Jayden Larochelle-Hirsh out of the way so that Wolverine George Reed can get to the end zone during their game at Millennium Park in Canmore on Friday, October 6, 2017. photo by Pam Doyle/www.pamdoylephoto.com

Canmore (43), McCoy (0)

With their fifth win of the season, Canmore shutout the McCoy Colts 43-0 this past weekend. George Reed would have 174 yards rushing to go along with 3 touchdowns, quarterback Taevan Birch would have two passing touchdowns, and Aiden Cuell had a return for a touchdown of 65 yards. Luc Allard would have 1 touchdown reception, Jarek Rothwell would have a 35-yard punt return.

The Wolverines would shut down their starters after the first half and play the JV offense. To be fair, McCoy wasn’t playing with a full deck – only 22 athletes while Canmore had their full team on board.

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St. Joseph’s GP (65), W.E. Pratt, High Prairie (6)


Silas Yelenik – Slotback/Defensive Back – 2017 (St. Joseph)

Kaden Kurylo – Quarterback – 2017 (St. Joseph)


Other Scores reported

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Charles Spencer (6), Sexsmith (41)

Bert Church (7), W.H. Croxford (23)

Holy Trinity Academy (13), Rundle College (7)

St. Mary’s (25), MCLA (25)

Ft. Saskatchewan (41), Beaumont (0)

William Aberhart (28), Bishop Carroll (14)

Willow Creek (34), W. R. Myers (0)

St. Paul (38), R.F. Staples, Westlock (0)

Bonnyville (21), Lloydminster (31)

Cold Lake (15), Holy Rosary (42)

Old’s (6), Drumheller (41)

Whitecourt (23), Hillside Valleyview (33)

Lord Beaverbrook (45), Lester B. Pearson (9)

William E. Hay, Stettler (42), Camrose (7)

West Central (7), H.J. Cody (28)

St. Joseph’s EDM (40), W.P. Wagner (8)

Strathmore (7), Brooks (42)

Holy Trinity EDM (43), Oscar Romero (0)

Holy Trinity (63), Fort McMurray (14)

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