Cougars still spectacular

Continuing to charge ahead - Stettler Cougars came out of the last regular season game just as they went into it: still undefeated. Well coordinated team play contributed to the success of the passing game.

Continuing to charge ahead - Stettler Cougars came out of the last regular season game just as they went into it: still undefeated. Well coordinated team play contributed to the success of the passing game.

The Stettler Cougars travelled to Great Chief Park on Saturday, Oct. 17, to beat the Hunting Hills Lightning 57-0 in the final game of the regular season.

In the first half the Cougars had seven possessions and scored five touchdowns. The first touchdown was scored by Braden Nelson on a short pass and Mark Forrester was good on the two point convert. On Stettler’s next possession Parker Cassidy broke a long run and Mark Forrester finished off the scoring drive with a three-yard plunge. He was good on the two point convert and the Cougars led 16-0. The third touchdown was scored when Parker Cassidy hauled in a Morgan Loshny pass and went 49 yards for the score. Forrester converted and Stettler led 24-0. The Cougars’ next score was set up by Austin Cherewko when he caught another Loshny pass for 33 yards to set up a Braden Nelson rushing TD. The convert was missed and the Cougars led 30-0. The Cougar defense got in on the scoring when they forced the Lightning to give up a safety. Now Stettler led 32-0. Stettler’s final score of the half came when Braden Nelson dashed in from 33 yards. The convert was missed and the Cougars led 38-0.

The second quarter started off with Nicholas Baharally hitting a short kick off that the Cougars recovered. On the very next play Mark Forrester broke free for 45 yard TD. He did not convert and Stettler led 44-0. Braden Nelson finished off his day with a 46-yard TD run. The convert was missed so the score was 50-0. Stettler’s last points of the day came on a five yard TD run by Morgan Loshny. He was able to score a single point convert and the final score ended up 57-0. The offense had 477 yards (389 yards on the ground and 6 TDs – 88 yards passing and 2 TDs). Overall, Stettler scored 322 points in the regular season. The next closest team, Notre Dame Cougars, had 274 points .

Over the season the Cougars defense gave up only eight points. The Notre Dame Cougars had the next best defense and they gave up 56 points.

The quarterfinal match-ups are now set. First place Stettler will host eighth- place Hunting Hills at 1 pm on Saturday, Oct. 24.