Colts de­fense shines un­der the lights


The Swift Cur­rent Comp. Colts de­fense pro­duced a suf­fo­cat­ing ef­fort dur­ing a 28-1 win over the vis­it­ing Moose Jaw Vanier Vik­ings un­der the lights on Thurs­day.

The Colts lim­ited the Vik­ings to 31 yards on 22 rush­ing at­tempts and in­ter­cepted three passes to go along with one fum­ble re­cov­ery. The Colts im­proved to 2-0 in the Moose Jaw High School Foot­ball League and have al­lowed only eight points in two games.

“Hon­estly it’s our com­mu­ni­ca­tion and our team­work,” said cap­tain An­ders Mitchell of his de­fen­sive unit. “We’ve re­ally worked to­gether as a team. No mat­ter who comes in, if it’s a first-string, sec­ond-string, we’re al­ways to­gether.”

The Colts lim­ited the Vik­ings to nine first downs and 162 yards of to­tal of­fense.

“Yeah we al­ways cov­ered, we were al­ways on our man. We did ev­ery­thing right,” said Mitchell.

The Colts were led on of­fense by run­ning back Shane Friesen, who car­ried the ball 14 times for 97 yards, in­clud­ing a pair of touch­downs.

The Colts led 7-1 at half­time on a one-yard touch­down plunge from Friesen. He added a sec­ond one-yard ma­jor early in the third quar­ter.

Layne Cadrain re­turned an in­ter­cep­tion 35 yards for a 21-1 lead be­fore the end of the quar­ter and Rhett Vavra caught an 11-yard touch­down pass to close the scor­ing in the fourth quar­ter.

The Colts are now 3-2 un­der the lights at Colts Field with all three wins com­ing against the Vik­ings.

“This is my third year, I started off a D Line and ev­ery year I’ve been work­ing hard. Be­ing a cap­tain and be­ing in grade 12 this is hon­estly the best year,” said Mitchell.

Mitchell didn’t hes­i­tate in say­ing that the goal was to win a Moose Jaw League cham­pi­onship af­ter plac­ing sec­ond last sea­son. The Colts have not won a league cham­pi­onship since 1999.

“We’ve got to tweak our plays. Make sure every­one knows what they are do­ing, make sure every­one is in the right spot. Re­ally our plays are do­ing well for us and we are work­ing hard and do­ing good to­gether,” said Mitchell.

The Colts will visit the Moose Jaw Cen­tral Cy­clones on Satur­day.


The Colts de­fense held the Vanier Vik­ings to a sin­gle point dur­ing Thurs­day Night Lights V on September 13, 2018.

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