Yorkton rolls to commanding win over Peacock
The Yorkton Raiders just keep on rolling as they look to defend their Moose Jaw High School Football League title from last season.
The Raiders racked up 540 yards total offence and built a 42-0 lead by halftime on their way to a 61-0 victory over the Peacock Tornadoes in Yorkton on Saturday.
The victory was atypical for the Raiders this season, as instead of doing all the damage they could through the air, it was their ground attack that led the assault this time around. Quarterback Jordin Rusnack had six carries for 91 yards and four touchdowns while Dylan Lepowick ran 11 times for 119 yards as part of a rushing game that racked up 322 yards on 26 carries.
That’s not to say the Yorkton Air Force wasn’t in play – Rusnack was 12-for-18 passing for 218 yards with touchdown passes to Carson Sveinbjornson and Tyler Harasyauk. Harasyauk finished the game with five catches for 108 yards, Sveinbjornson five catches for 72 yards.
Garion Miller and Fayden Gramyk also had rushing touchdowns for Yorkton.
The Tornadoes were led by Kayde Shymko, with eight carries for 64 yards while quarterback Dallas Lister had 17 carries for 21 yards and was also five-for-six passing for 70 yards.
Peacock totaled 85 yards rushing on 25 carries and 155 yards of total offence. Yorkton improved to 4-0 and increased their point differential on the season to 214 for, 24 against. They’re back in action Oct. 4 when they travel to Swift Current. Peacock fell to 1-3 and next face Weyburn in Weyburn on Oct. 4.
Rhett Vavra had seven catches for 132 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Swift Current Colts to a 51-15 win over the Estevan Elecs in league action Saturday. Shane Friesen had eight carries for 134 yards and two majors while Austin Wiebe and Carter Moberg had the Colts’ other touchdowns.
Jordan Lamontagne had 13 carries for 160 yards; Moberg was 12-for-19 passing and 223 yards.
Nigel Mack and Jordan Bachorcik had touchdowns for Estevan.
Elecs quarterback Kaleb Bechtold was 15-for-32 passing for 167 yards; Bachorcik had five catches for 89 yards.
Swift Current improved to 4-1 with the win, Estevan fell to 1-3.