High school roundup (MB) [1]: Steinbach Sabres lose a battle against Dakota

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John Potter Division (AAA)

Sturgeon Heights Huskies (15), Oak Park Raiders (0)
Sturgeon Heights opened up their season with a big victory against the Oak Park Raiders on the weekend, 15-0.

Dakota Lancers (15), Steinbach Sabres (6)
The Dakota Lancers and Steinbach Sabres fought in a close battle, but Dakota prevailed, 15-6. Steinbach’s defense was led by Tyler Bueckert who had 2 tackles, 1 blocked punt, 1 forced fumbled, 1 fumble recovery and a converted fake punt reception for 15 yards. Tyler’s performance against Dakota earned him Special Teams Player of the Week. On offense, Steinbach hurt themselves with penalties and miscues. Sheycoy Selent rushed for 17 yards on 9 carries, and added one touchdown for the Sabres only score. Steinbach will look to build on a solid second half after trailing 15-0.

Kas Vidruk Division (AA)

Kelvin Clippers (38), Portage Collegiate Trojans (2) 
The Kelvin Clippers opened up their season in the Vidruk division with a big win over Portage. Kelvin moved down a division in 2017 after being in the John Potter Division for a long time. Kelvin’s Sebi Gottfredsen was named the Defensive Player of the Week with his performance of 11.5 tackles and 1 sack.

St. Paul’s Crusaders (16), River East Kodiaks (14)
The St. Paul’s Crusaders defeated the River East Kodiaks on the last play of the game.

Neelin Spartans (18), Vincent Massey Vikings (40)
The Vincent Massey Vikings earned a decisive victory against Neelin over the weekend.

Dryden Eagles (11), Miles Mac Buckeyes (0)
Miles Mac lost a tough game against the Dryden Eagles. Wani Geremiah was named the Offensive Player of the Week for the Buckeyes. Geremiah earned 121 yards on the ground with 17 carries.

Elmwood Giants (0), Crocus Plains Plainsmen (33)
Matt Olive of the Plainsmen led his team to a victory against Elmwood and was named Special Teams Player of the Week with 2 field goals (38 and 27 yards), 6 kickoffs for 312 yards (52 yard average) including 1 single. Olive also had 4 punts for 138 yards (34.5 yard average), and 2 special teams tackles.

Andy Currie Division (A)

Churchill Bulldogs (0), Beaver Brae Broncos (36)
The Beaver Brae Broncos started their season off right with a  36-0 win over the Bulldogs.

St. John’s Tigers (21), West Kildonan Wolverines (14) 
St. John’s won their season opener over West Kildonan, 21-14. In their loss to the Tigers, West Kildonan’s Hunter Hazel earned Defensive Player of the Week with 4 tackles, 2 interceptions with 1 returned for a touchdown, and 2 knockdowns. CFC100 Rain Slater had 3 tackles (1 for loss), 1 QB sack, on offense he had 4 pancakes.

St. Norbert Celtics (7), Kildonan East Reivers (14)
The Kildonan East Reivers earned a 14-7 victory over the St. Norbert Celtics .

Fort Frances Muskies (41), Maples Marauders (18)
Fort Frances got the start they were looking for in a win against the Marauders. Sekina Scheibler of Fort Frances was named the Offensive Player of the Week, Sekina carried the ball 19 times for 309 yards including 6 touchdowns in the win. The Marauders’ Aziz Daoud earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors with 5 kickoff returns (29 yard average), 3 punt returns for 28 yards, and 1 blocked punt.

Tec Voc Hornets (16), Daniel MacIntyre Maroons (42)
The Maroons couldn’t be stopped as they started their season with a victory against Tec Voc.


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