Saints’ defence wicked
BJM 33, Walter Murray 7
The Bishop Mahoney Saints remained undefeated in the Saskatoon High School Football League by downing the Walter Murray Marauders 33-7 at Gordie Howe Bowl on Friday under the lights.
“Our defence was intense, physical, and overall played a terrific game,” said Bishop Mahoney head coach Kirby Frey.
A sack two minutes into the game knocked Murray starting quarterback Braydon York out of the game, putting a thorn in the Marauders offence. Make that a Brendan Thorne. He delivered the sack for the Saints and hounded the Marauders throughout the game.
A 16-yard field goal by Rob capped the Saints’ opening drive.
Both teams tried to get something going by trying low-percentage, third-down gambles. Both teams failed.
ApairofbigpassesbyBishopMahoney quarterback Nolan Brudehl, including a 33-yard touchdown strike, broke the deadlock and put the Saints ahead 10-0 just before the three-minute warning in the first half. “Brudehl had a great day,” said Frey. Brudehl went 10-of-21 for 264 yards. Bishop Mahoney’s opening drive in the second half also produced a field goal, this time a 35-yarder by Chelak.
Brudehl hooked up with Sam Anderson for a pair of big passes, both leading to touchdownsonthenextplay.Thatbumped the score to 27-0 by the six-minute mark of the fourth quarter.
Walter Murray capitalized on a Carson Brown punt block with a play-action touchdown reception by David Burlock to make it 27-7 with two minutes remaining.
The Saints produced 408 yards offence, doubling the Marauders’ 201 yards.
The Saints (5-0) lead the North Division.
Walter Murray (2-2) is in fourth place.
Marion Graham 39, N.B. 0
With a 39-0 win over the North Battleford Vikings, the Marion Graham Falcons keep up their pursuit of top spot in the North Division.
Marion Graham is 4-1 and in second place in the North Division. North Battleford is 1-4.
Quarterback Brayden Enns threw for three touchdowns, completed nine of 17 passes for 148 yards and ran for another major.
The Falcons’ defence held the Vikings to 99 yards net offence.
St. Joes 49, P.A. 25
The battle for fourth place in the North was won by the St. Joseph Guardians (23), who defeated the Prince Albert Carlton Crusaders 49-25.
It looked like St. Joseph was going to run away with the game in the first half when it went up 17-6. However, Prince Albert tied it at 18-18 early in the third quarter.
St. Joseph then racked up four touchdowns and a field goal to put the game on ice.
Jace Muggli went 19-of-30 Guardians for 326 yards.
Carlton is 1-5.