The Estevan Century 21 Peewee Chargers picked up their first victory of the season with a 12-0 shutout of the Grenfell Argos September 8 in Estevan.
Estevan scored on its first two possessions of the game. Cameron Rioux supplied the offence, as he scampered into the end zone for both scoring plays. From there, Estevan managed to shut down the Argos' offence.
Chargers' head coach Steve McLellan said his team played "a really good game." The two early touchdowns gave the Chargers a nice cushion and some confidence. After that, the Argos defence made their adjustments to prevent the Chargers from scoring, but the Argos couldn't muster any offence.
The Chargers' defensive players executed well, McLellan said. Their tackling was strong. The Argos weren't able to move the ball deep into Chargers territory.
McLellan said he is really proud of his players, and he hopes they can continue with the momentum in their next game September 15 against the Regina Razorbacks.
The Estevan Lions Club Bantam Steelers came close to picking up their first win of the season, but lost 30-22 to the Balgonie Bantam Junior Griffins in a home game September 8.
Coach Phil Zajac said the offence effectively marched the ball down the field, and they were better in the red zone than they have been in the first few weeks of the season. Defensively, they had a few sacks, generated turnovers and returned an interception for a touchdown.
“Unfortunately, our offence had a couple turnovers, with a fumble in the red zone and a stop in the red zone, and, on defence, a couple big plays that beat us today,” said Zajac.
The Steelers next game is September 15 in Weyburn.
The Estevan Sherritt Coal Atom Miners dropped a 48-6 decision to the Regina Cardinals in Estevan on September 8. Kade Bachorcik scored the team's only touchdown in the first quarter on a sweep running play that made the score 16-6.
The Cardinals would go on to score the final 32 points of the game.
Coach Evan Helfrick said the team was ready, and, for the most part, they executed the game plan. But they didn't play as well as he wanted early in the game.
“They know how to get things done, but they just need to come out ready to play, ready to fire, and to block people,” said Helfrick.
Their next game is September 15 against the Regina Alouettes.