High School Roundup (SK) [5]: Thanksgiving long weekend brings tons of turkey and high quality football

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Saskatoon 4A

St. Joseph Guardians (34), St. Mary Marauders (0)

Guardians running back Keegan White returned to the Joes backfield with a statement after he missed last weeks contest against Holy Cross. White carried the offense, recording 183 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries. DB Graeme Bitz and LB Mason Dirham anchored the Joes defense as they racked up 22 and 21 defensive points respectively. Bitz tallied up 9.5 total tackles, along with a sack. While Dirham recorded seven tackles, two pass knockdowns, and a sack. The win brought the Guardians up to 2-3 on the season, while the Marauders now also sit at 2-3 after the loss.

Aden Bowman Bears (37), Bethlehem Stars (0)

Aden Bowman thumped the Stars and jumped to 4-1 in 2017. Bears running back Matthew Digout continues to impress, as he recorded 139 yards and two touchdowns on ten carries. Quarterback Quinn Santha shredded the Stars apart as he threw for 301 yards and three touchdowns on 18/24 passing. The loss for the Stars brought them down to 1-4 on the season.

Next week in Saskatoon 4A…

Marion Graham will face a tough challenge against one of 4A’s best as they clash against Aden Bowman.  Thursday afternoon  at SMF Field, kickoff 3:00pm.

St. Joes looks to go back to back in the win column as they face Carlton in Prince Albert at 6:30pm at Max Clunie Field.

Walter Murray looks to rebound after a thumping at the hands of Centennial as they take on Bethlehem. Friday 3:00pm at SMF Field.

North Battleford plays host to St.Mary as the Vikings look to get back into the win column after a nailbiting loss to Holy Cross. Friday 6:30pm in North Battleford.

View the full Saskatoon schedule here

Saskatoon 3A

Evan Hardy Souls (29), Bedford Road Redhawks (13)

The Souls defeated the Redhawks and with the win, climbed into first place in the conference with a 4-1 record. Souls running back Carter McLean continued his strong season, as he found the end zone twice. McLean now has 352 yards on 19 carries for five touchdowns on the season. Meanwhile, the Redhawks shifted Dane McMurtry to receiver after starting the season at quarterback and he made an instant impact at the new position. McMurtry caught 11 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown, and immediately became the favorite target of new QB Josh Petrum. This revitalized Hardy program is for real, but they’ll be tested Friday night when they take on the BJM Saints.

Marion Graham Falcons (18), Warman Wolverines (17)

The Marion Graham Falcons finally picked up their first win of the season, sneaking past the Wolverines. Graham has had a very difficult schedule in 2017, and the team has failed to repeat past successful seasons. Running back Andrew Smith rumbled into the end zone from five yards out in the fourth quarter, which proved to be the game-deciding touchdown for the Falcons. Graham’s schedule won’t get any easier as they face off against Aden Bowman in week six.

Bishop James Mahoney Saints (29), Tommy Douglas Tigers (29)

What a thriller in Saskatoon. Two great teams battled it out to a tie on Friday afternoon at SMF Field. Two of the cities finest quarterbacks shared the field in the contest, as Hayden Sabadash and Doug Fleming each threw the ball well. Sabadash threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers but was intercepted twice. He also was able to use his legs efficiently, adding 132 yards on the ground and a touchdown on 13 carries. Meanwhile, Doug Fleming had four total touchdowns and 194 yards through the air. Don’t be surprised to see these two programs meet in the 3A city semi-final on October 25th.

Carlton Crusaders (58), Mount Royal Mustangs (13)

Carlton picked up their second straight win, thumping the Mustangs in Prince Albert. Jacques Lavoie led the rushing attack for the Crusaders, piling up 92 yards and three touchdowns. The loss dropped Mount Royal down to 0-4 on the season, while the Crusaders moved up to 2-3.

Next week in Saskatoon 3A…

Warman travels to Saskatoon to take on a tough Tommy Douglas team, as the Tigers look to move to 4-1-1 on the season. Thursday 5:15pm SMF Field.

Mount Royal and Bedford Road square up for the second time this season, as the Mustangs are still chasing their first victory of the season. Friday 5:15pm SMF Field.

Evan Hardy will find out a lot about the team they have, as they face Bishop James Mahoney on Friday night under the lights in Saskatoon at SMF Field, kickoff 7:30pm.

 

View the full Saskatoon schedule here

Regina Schwann Conference (4A)

Riffel Royals (42), O’Neill Titans (3)

Riffel thumped O’Neill and climbed up to 3-2 on the season, while the Titans will enter week six still searching for their first victory. Another game, another big performance from Ethan Ball. The grade ten receiver continues to stand out as one of the best players in Regina, racking up eight receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns. The Titans managed to slow down the Schwann Conference’s leading rusher Zack Arsenault however, fellow running back Hunter Bohay stepped up. Bohay ran for 147 yards on only 11 carries and found the end zone three times. The Royals are currently sitting in fourth place, narrowly trailing Campbell and Leboldus.

Campbell Tartans (34), Winston Knoll Wolverines (20)

Tartans quarterback Matt Rivers used his legs to make plays for his team, finding the end zone twice for Campbell, as they moved to 3-1-1 after a solid win over the Wolverines. Campbell linebacker Josh White continued his superb senior season, recording seven tackles and a fumble recovery. With a shocking Leboldus loss, the Tartans move into a second-place tie with the Suns in the Schwann Conference, while the Wolverines sit at 1-5.

Next week in the Schwann Conference…

Campbell looks to go back to back in the win column when they take on the Titans. Wednesday 5:15pm @ Mosaic Stadium.

Miller looks to continue their momentum build, after a thrilling win over the Suns when they take on the Wolverines. Wednesday 7:30 @ Mosaic Stadium.

View the full Regina schedule here

Regina Stewart Conference (3A)

Balfour Bears (30), Notre Dame Hounds (3)

The Bears laid down the law against the Hounds on Thursday night, a win that slotted Balfour alone in first place in the Stewart Conference with a 4-1 record. Tristen Leon-Brighten caught two passes and made the most of them, taking each to the house and racking up a total of 77 receiving yards. Meanwhile, Mckenzie Noefield was efficient on the ground tallying up 138 yards on 16 carries. The loss dropped the Hounds down to 1-4 in 2017.

Thom Trojans (27), Martin Monarchs (15)

The Trojans managed to rebound a week after being shutout by Balfour, as they snuck past the Monarchs on Thursday night at Mosaic Stadium. Thom moved to 4-2 with the win, while Martin fell to 1-4-1.

Sheldon Williams Spartans (38), Johnson Wildcats (12)

Keegan Kaytor slung the ball for 298 yards through the air and two touchdowns as the Spartans upset the Wildcats, moving each team to 4-2 in the standings. Sheldon Williams running back Bennet Fredrick added 144 yards on the ground and found the end zone twice as Johnson struggled to slow down this high-powered Spartans offense.

Greenall Griffins (38), Luther Lions (0)

Luther’s frustrating season continues, as they were shutout at the hands of the Griffins, moving the Lions to 0-6 on the season. It’s difficult to win ball games when you’ve been shutout 32-248 on the year like the Lions have. Austin Van Cryenest was a bright spot for Luther as added three tackles, a blocked kick and a deflection which tallied up 14 defensive points. Carter Zinger threw the ball well for Greenall, as he recorded 161 yards and 2 touchdowns, helping the Griffins move into a four-way tie for second place in the Stewart Conference.

Next week in the Stewart Conference…

Balfour will look to continue their winning ways against 1-4-1 Martin. Thursday, 5:15pm at Mosaic Stadium.

It’s a battle of 4-2 teams as the Griffins will tangle against the Trojans. Thursday, 5:15 at Leibel Field.

Luther will be in tough against a strong Sheldon Williams team, looking to move to 5-2. Thursday, 7:30 at Leibel Field.

Johnson has a prime opportunity to climb in the standings as they meet up with a Notre Dame team that is winless in their last four. Thursday 7:30pm at Mosaic Stadium.

View the full Regina schedule here

Moose Jaw 3A Conference

Peacock Tornadoes (35), Weyburn Eagles (7)

Year in and year out Peacock is a powerful program and this season is no exception. They handled the Eagles with ease on Thursday afternoon in Moose Jaw to stay undefeated in 2017. Meanwhile, Weyburn moves to 1-5 with the loss.

Central Cyclones (38), Estevan Elecs (28)

The Elecs were oh-so-close to picking up their first victory of the season, falling by 10 to the Cyclones. With the win Central moves to 3-3 on the season.

Yorkton Raiders (57), Vanier Vikings (0)

The impressive Raiders season continues, as Yorkton rolls over Vanier to move to 5-0. The Raiders have only allowed 25 points all season long while scoring 274. Vanier drops their second straight with the loss, sliding them back to 2-3.

Next week in Moose Jaw…

It’s the game we’ve been waiting for in MJHSFL, Yorkton travels into Moose Jaw to take on Peacock in a battle between two undefeated teams. Tuesday at Gutheridge Field 4:00pm kickoff.

Weyburn will play host to the 2-3 Vanier Tuesday at 4:00pm, as the Eagles hunt for their second win of the season.

The Elecs continue to hunt for their first win of the season, as they make the drive to Swift Current. 4:00pm kickoff.

View the full Moose Jaw schedule here

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