Stettler Panthers’ Ty Zitaruk

Stettler peewees primed for playoffs

Peewee football remains in vogue as the Stettler Panthers finished off the regular season Saturday with a 37-0 victory

Peewee football remains in vogue as the Stettler Panthers finished off the regular season Saturday with a 37-0 victory over the hometown Red Deer Hornets.

The Panthers’ defence was solid, creating turnovers, two safeties and an interception returned for a Noah McKay touchdown.

The rest of the linebacker corps consists of Ryan Shirley, Steele Nichols and Austin Jacobson.

“They played their strongest game of the season to date,” said assistant coach Sean Zitaruk.

“The offence had struggles in the first half, but made adjustments at halftime that served them well for the second half. All positions for the Panthers came out firing for the second half and began to dominate scoring, field position and time of possession.”

Stettler’s Zak Lachowsky had another standout performance as he kicked two field goals.

“The coaches were extremely proud of the competitiveness and team spirit shown on Saturday,” Zitaruk said.

“This was the squad’s strongest game to date and we’re peaking at the right time as we go into the playoffs.”

By not allowing any points over the past two games, the Panthers secured home-field advantage for the semifinal of Tier 3 league championship.

The game is scheduled for Stettler this Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

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