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.