The Estevan Comprehensive School (ECS) Elecs football team saw their record drop to 0-2 in a 49-13 defeat against the Weyburn Eagles on September 14 in Weyburn.
Cole MacCuish had a pair of rushing downdowns in the fourth quarter to account for the Elecs' offence. MacCuish and Kaleb Memory also teamed up to give the Elecs a strong return game, said coach Mark Schott, and that left the Elecs with great field position to start their drives.
"We weren't able to capitalize on the field position, and we had some quick offensive series," said Schott. "They usually ended in punts."
The team did play better in the second half, but they need to have a better effort early in the game, Schott said. Weyburn had a 28-0 lead at half-time.
"It comes with getting something positive early in the game and … getting something to build on right away, as opposed to starting from behind," said Schott.
It would be great to score on the opening drive, but that doesn't necessarily have to happen for the team to have a great start, Schott said.
The Elecs are now on their bye week, and he believes it couldn't come at a better time.
"It gives the players a chance to refocus, and to make sure we know our systems," said Schott. "It also gives us a chance to put those (early losses) in the back of our memory, and to focus on what's left this season."
Some key players who are injured will also have the chance to heal and to be ready for the next few games.
The Elecs' next game is Saturday, September 28 on the road against the Moose Jaw Vanier Vikings.