Stettler Bobcats triumph over Red Deer Trojans

Stettler Bobcats played a charged game against Red Deer Trojans on Saturday morning, Oct. 1, scoring four touchdowns.

The Stettler Bobcats played a charged game against Red Deer Trojans on Saturday morning, Oct. 1, winning in style, scoring four touchdowns.

“Saturday saw a big step in play by the boys as they played a tough Red Deer Trojan team in Lacombe,” Assistant Coach Mark Neitz said. “It was an evenly matched game both offensively and defensively for both these teams as they played to ahard-fought tie.”

Cole Shuckburgh scored two touchdowns, while Easton Scheerschmidt and Chasen Radford scored one each.

All players contributed to the success of the game, according to Neitz, through sound fundamental play and team philosophy.

“I was very impressed with the effort the boys gave in the weekend. A rainy, cold day didn’t slow them down a bit,” said Assistant Coach Kevin Shuckburgh. “Our players remained focused on the task at hand while overcoming the challenges that cold hands and a wet football presents.”

Shuckburgh added, “These type of conditions often present the ‘who wants it more’ factor, which our players took full advantage of.”

From an offensive standpoint, the offensive line took control of the line of scrimmage and set the tone, allowing them to run strong up the middle.

“Once this was established we started to attack the edges for some big gains,” said Shuckburgh. “The boys in the backfield continued to run hard and execute the plays.”

Neitz also added that from the coaching perspective, it was rewarding to see the players contribute as a team.

“We see these boys’ skill level increase on a weekly basis as they gain confidence and grasp a deeper understanding of the game and fundamentals that are being taught,” stated Neitz. “Our goal as a group is to keep progressing through team play each week and have all players continue to enjoy the game of football.”

Bobcats play Innisfail at 10 a.m. and Red Deer Packers at 11:10 a.m. next Saturday, Oct. 8 in Red Deer.