The Estevan Comprehensive School Elecs football team's home game against the Moose Jaw Vanier Vikings September 29 bucked a trend from the Elecs' previous games this season.
In the Elecs first four games, they played well in the first half, but faded in the second half to suffer defeats. Against the Vikings, Estevan trailed 24-1 at half-time, then staged a valiant rally, only to lose 35-25.
“We're still trying to put our finger on it (the reason for the slow start),” said head coach Mark Schott. “We thought we had a good week of practice, and we thought our guys were excited and ready for the game. For whatever reason, it didn't happen.”
The Elecs were a step behind their Viking foes, he said. Players also missed tackles and dropped passes.
Schott was pleased with the Elecs' rally in the second half, which saw them outscore Vanier 24-11.
The Elecs will finish the regular season with a road game against Yorkton on Tuesday, October 9.