Yorkton dominates Vanier
© Times-Herald photo by Matthew Gourlie
Central's Zach Hagerman ran for two touchdowns against Swift Current Saturday.
Four second half touchdowns paced the Central Cyclones to a 38-27 comeback win over the Swift Current Colts Saturday.
“It was a nice win for us,” said Central head coach Colin Belsher. “It was one of those character games and we really need this win.”
In other Moose Jaw High School Football League action, the Yorkton Raiders beat the Vanier Vikings 59-7.
Weyburn beat Estevan 49-13 in Saturday’s other game. Weyburn remains unbeaten while Estevan is looking for their first win of the season.
Cyclones 38 Colts 27
The Cyclones went into the half trailing 14-10, but Zach Hagerman scored his second rushing touchdown of the game and Jonah Branning ran in from 10 yards out and the Cyclones took a 24-14 lead five minutes into the second half.
“The young guys on offence really stepped up and played really well in the second half,” said Belsher. “It was great to watch our offensive line be so dominant. As a unit they were outstanding. They gave Parker Chow some time and they opened up some holes for Zach Hagerman and we were able to put those points up.”
Colts quarterback Grady Lamontagne scored his second touchdown of the game to cut into the lead. The Cyclones answered with a 38-yard touchdown run from Chris Cooper in the fourth quarter.
Just when it looked like the Colts were down and out Zac Nickel ran the ensuing kickoff back 75 yards for a touchdown to cut the Cyclones lead to five once again.
The Cyclones finally finished off the Colts when Chow threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Laboccetta.
“The kids saw we were in a bit of a hole to start the second half. We gave up a couple of points early in the game and we fought really hard in the second half to make it a close game,” said Belsher. “We made a couple of adjustments on defence and moved some guys into some different positions.”
Raiders 59 Vikings 7
After losing the league final a year ago, the Raiders started their season on a mission as they took a 45-0 half time lead on the Vikings.
A week after using a varied attack to score three touchdown in a close loss to Swift Current, the Vikings struggled to get much going in Yorkton. They finished with 14 yards of net offence and three first downs.
Drew Nimegeers scored a touchdown on the last play of the game to break up the shutout. Nimegeers finished with 18 yards rushing, while Jordan Wingenbach caught a 12-yard pass and Chad Buchko caught a 10 yarder.
Zak Kais ran for 181 yards and two touchdowns and a caught a pass for 35 yards and another touchdown. David Balysky had 70 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Alex Popoff had two catches for 88 yards and a touchdown for the Raiders.
Eagles 49 Elecs 13
Reece Williams had 174 yards rushing and three touchdowns for the Eagles, while Quinten Ruckaber ran a kickoff back for a touchdown in the win.
Cole MacCuish finished with 85 yards rushing and had both of the Elecs’ touchdowns.