Lakers take down Rebels in league opener
The defending Central Alberta High School Football League champion Sylvan Lake Lakers downed the Rocky Mountain House Rebels 42-21 in exhibition play Friday in Sylvan Lake.
Tyler Ledwos and Shon Zenert scored two touchdowns each for the Lakers with single majors added by Tyson Maton and Riley Berg while Morgan Drews had seven converts.
Cooper Woods scored a pair of touchdowns for the Rebels with Nolan Guilfoyle adding one. Devin Chatenay kicked three converts.
Zenert led the Lakers in rushing, finishing with 127 yards on six carries while Landon Rosene had 70 yards on nine tries. Ledwos grabbed five passes for 134 yards and Maton had five receptions for 100 yards.
Chase Hoffman connected on 10 of 15 passes for 229 yards while Korey Prediger was good on four of six for 33 yards.
Wood led Rocky with 102 yards rushing on seven carries and also grabbed two passes for 83 yards.
Brayden Friesen was good on four of seven pass attempts for 91 yards.
In other exhibition action the Notre Dame Cougars beat the homestanding Camrose Trojans 51-12.
On Thursday Camrose visits Hunting Hills at 7:30 p.m. in exhibition action while Stettler visits Wetaskiwin for a regular season contest. On Friday Lindsay Thurber is at Lacombe at 4:30 p.m., Ponoka visits Rocky at 4:30 p.m. and Notre Dame hosts Sylvan Lake at 7:30 p.m. at Great Chief Park. All of Friday’s games are regular season contests.
l The Notre Dame Cougars busted out of the starting gate in Central Alberta Bantam League play on Saturday, crushing visiting Innisfail 69-14.
In other games, Lindsay Thurber slipped past Lacombe 9-6, Olds was a 32-6 winner over Springbank, Stettler blanked Strathmore 25-0, Hunting Hills beat Sylvan Lake 14-6 and Rocky Mountain House edged Drumheller 15-12 . . . In Central Alberta peewee action, Strathmore beat Olds 20-6.