The Estevan Comprehensive School Elecs football team had a strong first half, but surrendered 24 unanswered points in the second half, in a 36-8 loss to the Weyburn Comprehensive School Eagles September 8 in the Elecs' season opener.
Elecs coach Mark Schott said the Elecs moved the ball well on offence in the first half, and they played well defensively in the first two quarters. Weyburn had a 12-8 lead at half-time.
But some undisciplined defensive play, couple with some big plays by Weyburn, proved to be Estevan's undoing in the second half.
Evan Tarnes accounted for the Elecs' points. He scored a touchdown on a short pass from quarterback Kolby Fleury early in the second quarter. The touchdown capped a long and impressive drive that saw Estevan run and pass the ball effectively.
On the ensuing convert attempt, Tarnes took a botched snap and ran the ball into the end zone for two points.
Schott said the Elecs need to be more disciplined. Tackling was a bit of an issue in the second half. The players also need to become more familiar with the system.
Estevan played Moose Jaw Peacock in Moose Jaw on September 13. (Results were not available at press time). Their next home action is September 18 against Swift Current. The game starts at 4 p.m.