Stettler Panthers were on a mission as they ran away with the game from Drumheller Titans 18-6 on Saturday, Oct. 8, giving them no opportunity to score till the last minute.
“On a winter day in Drumheller, the Stettler Panthers beat their opponents in an away game convincingly,” said Head Coach Ernie Shirreff. “It was a difficult day for both offence and defence on both teams, but they were excellent”
Stettler’s Kyle Dennis broke through three times for big plays scoring the first two touchdowns in the second quarter, and the third in the third quarter before being injured.
Cody Paulson, Zac Schilling and Zander Carbonneau had great games on defence, shutting down Drumheller’s offence for most of the game, according to Shirreff.
“We did allow a touchdown with six seconds left,” said Shirreff.
According to Zeke Ryan, defensive coordinator, Stettler played a good game and fought hard to overcome Drumheller, who were equally good.
“It was a sweet victory for Stettler Panthers,” said Ryan. “The defensive strategy paid off as the defence rocked in the game.”
Ryan added that he was very pleased with how the boys played.
“I think both teams were very respectful and played well,” said Ryan. “Except for Kyle, we had no other injuries, so here’s a very happy. The boys really made us proud today.”
Panthers will play Red Deer in a home game next Saturday, before they head to playoffs.
Cougars beat Lindsay Thurber 20-6, face Sylvan Lake in decisive gameOctober snow notwithstanding, the Cougars played a disciplined game, as they overcame Lindsay Thurber Raiders, 20-6 on Saturday, Oct. 8.
After suffering two back-to-back losses, Stettler was eager to set the record straight and went into the game with a winning mindset.
“Travelling to Lacombe on Saturday to play the Raiders, Stettler was anxious to turn its season around and win after suffering two straight losses,” said Head Coach Ernie Shirreff. “It was another defensive battle as Stettler prevailed 20-6.”
According to Shirreff, the Thurbers’ offence was stagnant for most of the game but they did manage one drive to score their only touchdown.
Halfback Brett Mercier and Curtis Myshaniuk were the main contributors to Stettler’s scoring.
“Turnovers continued to hamper Stettler’s consistency on offence,” added Shirreff. “We play Sylvan Lake on Saturday in an important game for playoff seeding.”
Cougars will play Sylvan Lake in a home game next Saturday, Oct. 15.