Catholic Cen­tral scores late in hard-fought win over Chi­nook

Lethbridge Herald - - HERALD SPORTS - LETH­BRIDGE HER­ALD

Some late hero­ics helped Catholic Cen­tral Cougars break open a close game as they de­feated the Chi­nook Coy­otes 24-14 in South­ern Al­berta High School Football League non­con­fer­ence ac­tion Fri­day night at Univer­sity of Leth­bridge Com­mu­nity Sta­dium.

Cougars built a 14-0 lead by half­time, but Coy­otes bat­tled back to tie the game at 14-14 in the sec­ond half.

CCH re­sponded with a late field goal and an in­ter­cep­tion for a touch­down to break the tie and earn the win in a bat­tle of pro­vin­cial Tier II clubs.

In ex­hi­bi­tion play to open the evening, the LCI Rams rolled to a 35-3 vic­tory over Cal­gary Ernest Man­ning Griffins.

The teams played through a score­less first quar­ter with LCI drives plagued by penal­ties and turnovers.

How­ever, Rams got on the board late in the sec­ond quar­ter on a three-yard touch­down run by Joseph Nils­son. The con­vert was good, mak­ing it 7-0 at the half.

Rams con­tin­ued to roll to open the third quar­ter, driv­ing 70 yards and cap­ping it off with a nine-yard TD run by Will Boehme to make it 14-0. LCI made it 21-0 be­fore the quar­ter ended as quar­ter­back Zach Ja­cobs hit Jace Ed­wards on a 24-yard TD strike.

After Man­ning scored on a 21-yard field goal early in the fourth quar­ter, LCI went back to work and made it 28-3 on a 48-yard touch­down run by Bran­don Lay­cock.

Backup LCI quar­ter­back Ryan Evans then rounded out the scor­ing as he hit Isa­iah Bag­nah with an eight-yard TD strike.

Ed­wards con­verted all five LCI ma­jors.

In Pincher Creek Fri­day, the Claresholm Willow Creek Co­bras beat the the Pincher Creek Mus­tangs 46-8.

Lo­gan Mark­land had four touch­downs for the Co­bras and Tyler Jones added two in­ter­cep­tions.

In ex­hi­bi­tion play in Card­ston, the Cougars blanked Medicine Hat Cres­cent Heights 55-0.

Card­ston got ma­jors from seven play­ers as Austen Olsen, Taren Perry, Adyn Card, Rhett Lewis, Tay­lor Bar­fuss, Kody Janisko and Bri­ley Heninger each had touch­downs with quar­ter­back Ty Schaf­fer at the helm.

Olsen added six con­verts, two safe­tys and one field goal.

Perry had an in­ter­cep­tion and was also the Cougars top rusher and tack­ler.

Ty Schaf­fer also had an in­ter­cep­tion.

Janisko was the Cougars top re­ceiver and Brock Fletcher had one fum­ble re­cov­ery.

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