The Estevan Comprehensive School Elecs football team was eliminated from the playoffs in a 68-6 quarter-final defeat against Yorkton Regional October 13.
Estevan had a good start, and enjoyed some success moving the ball through the air, said head coach Mark Schott. The defence played well early in the game, too.
The Elecs scored their lone touchdown midway through the second quarter on a 35-yard pass from Kolby Fleury to Evan Tarnes. That made the score 13-6 for Yorkton. But the Elecs took a controversial late hit penalty with seven minutes left in the second quarter, and the players lost their focus, Schott said.
Yorkton scored three touchdowns late in the second quarter to take a big lead, and continued to score in the second half.
Schott said he was pleased with the progress shown by the Elecs this year. He was particularly happy with how they moved the ball through the air.
"This was one of the first years in which this was our offence's dominant facet of the game," said Schott. "Defensively we got stronger as the year went along, but we played some of the better teams late in the schedule, and those teams were able to put up some big points against us."
About half of the team is graduating this year, Schott says. Estevan could have as many as 16 or 17 players returning in 2013.