The Estevan Lions Club Bantam Steelers football team picked up their first win of the season with a convincing 68-8 victory over the Weyburn Falcons on September 15.
Estevan scored early and often to take a 38-8 lead at half-time, and then added 30 points in the second half. Levi Pick had three rushing touchdowns, and added two more receiving scores.
Coach Phil Zajac applauded the Steelers' efforts in the red zone. He said they spent two weeks extensively practicing plays for when they are deep in opposition territory. They also punted the ball just twice.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Steelers held Weyburn to about 100 yards of total offence, Zajac said. The front seven was strong, and didn't give Weyburn's quarterback a lot of time to think.
Estevan will host the Lumsden Junior Devils on September 22 at 3 p.m.
The Estevan Century 21 Peewee Chargers lost 40-0 to the Regina Razorbacks on September 15. Coach Steve McLellan said the Chargers didn't play well at the start the game, and trailed 28-0 at half-time.
But they were better in the second half, and were more into the game. Despite the score, McLellan said the Chargers weren't outmatched talent-wise.
Up next for the Chargers is a home game against the Regina Thunder on September 22 at 12:45 p.m.
The Estevan Sherritt Coal Atom Miners lost 49-7 to the Regina Alouettes. Quarterback Cameron Jones scored the Miners only touchdown in the second quarter on a short run. The scoring play was set up by a big run by Shanelle Rioux.
Co-coach Evan Helfrick said the Miners put in a better effort in the second half. Their defensive play and their blocking were improved, but the offence wasn't able to move the ball. The offence needs to work on exchanges from the quarterback to the running back.
The Miners will finish the regular season September 22 in Estevan against the Regina Bengals. Game time is 11 a.m.