Rams top Lakers; Rebels beat Trojans in high school football action

Lucas Wessner scored on pass receptions of 46 and 27 yards as the Lacombe Rams downed the visiting Sylvan Lake Lakers 28-23 in a Central Alberta High School Football League game Thursday. Rams quarterback Jin Ericson also tossed a two-yard touchdown pass to Matt Darnell and scored on a one-yard run. Kyle Popp added a two-point conversion and Jack Bahler booted two converts.

Lucas Wessner scored on pass receptions of 46 and 27 yards as the Lacombe Rams downed the visiting Sylvan Lake Lakers 28-23 in a Central Alberta High School Football League game Thursday.

Rams quarterback Jin Ericson also tossed a two-yard touchdown pass to Matt Darnell and scored on a one-yard run. Kyle Popp added a two-point conversion and Jack Bahler booted two converts.

For the Lakers, quarterback Michael Smyth scored on a one-yard keeper and Tyrese Hamilton ran 70 yards for a touchdown and scored on a 55-yard pass-and-run play.

Slimmon Dagan kicked two converts and a 30-yard field goal to round out the Lakers scoring.

Ericson completed nine of 14 pass attempts for 127 yards, with Wessner catching seven balls. Smyth and Brett Zenert were a combined seven-for-17 for the Lakers for 172 yards.

Hamilton was the Lakers’ top receiver with three catches for 71 yards and also rushed for a team-high 106 yards on seven carries. Logan Ellis paced the Rams’ ground attack with 139 yards on 16 carries and Popp lugged the ball on 15 occasions for 104 yards.

• Elsewhere Thursday, Levi Munday scored the lone maior of the contest as the visiting Rocky Mountain House Rebels shaded the Camrose Trojans 6-4.

The Trojans accounted for their points with a pair of safeties.

Rebels quarterback Eric Allen was good on one of five pass attempt for 40 yards and Munday had a team-high 38 yards rushing.

Connor Berkholtz was the Trojans’ top ground gainer with 137 yards on 28 carries.