Morris' three-TD day helps Vanier to win

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Matt Morris continued his great senior football season as his Vanier Vikings defeated the Estevan Elecs 35-25 Saturday afternoon in Estevan.

Morris scored three first half touchdowns to stake the Vikings to a big 24-1 lead.

That lead would balloon to 32-1 before the Elecs scored three touchdowns in the final 3:55 to make the score far more respectable.

“It was a pretty solid game. We were happy with it in all three aspects — offence, defence and specialties,” said Vanier head coach Doug Panko. “We were especially pleased that we were able to get all of our youngsters in. We were able to get field time for our really young guys, so that was a real positive too.”

Vikings quarterback Haydenn Teriann connected with Morris for touchdowns of eight, 35 and 90 yards in the first half.

“There was some real nice timing between them and they were in a nice rhythm,” said Panko.

Morris finished the game with five catches for 166 yards. He now has 26 catches on the season and 416 receiving yards. Teriann passed for 262 yards Saturday and ran for 71 more.

Morris’ reception total is one of the highest in league history.

“This is Matt’s third season now and he is one of the most focused players I’ve ever coached,” said Panko. “He’s a kid that strives to be better each game. He’s such a quiet, unassuming kid, but he’s very disciplined.

“He’s put a lot of effort into this game, so I’m not surprised at his progress this year. We knew we would be going to him a lot in his Grade 12 year.”

Devon Schweiger kicked a 28-yard field goal in the first half and added a 22-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

Teriann ran for a touchdown from 16 yards out in the fourth quarter.

Ian Ferguson finished with six catches for 97 yards for the Elecs. He caught a six-yard and a nine-yard touchdown pass late, while Cole MacCuish also had a 93-yard kickoff return for the Elecs who scored three late touchdowns and  three two-point converts.

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