Hunting Hills Lightning running back Dolan Hills lays a strong stiff arm on a Robert Thirsk Comets defender in the ASAA Tier II South Regional semifinal. (File photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Hunting Hills Lightning running back Dolan Hills CAHFL City MVP

Dolan Hills wasn’t even really a running back before the high school football season started, but by the end of it, he most definitely was.

The Hunting Hills Lightning linebacker and running back was moved to the position when the team had a shortage there and produced from game one. He had 36 carries for 357 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season and rushed for two scores and over 150 yards in the city league final.

For his efforts this year, Hills was named the Central Alberta High School Football League City MVP Tuesday in Drayton Valley at the league awards.

In the rural conference, Stettler Wildcats linebacker Justin Matchett was the MVP. The Wildcats lost in the Alberta Schools Athletic Association North Regional Tier IV Final to the St. Paul Lions.

On the other side of the ball, Lindsay Thurber Raiders wideout Will Moir was the Ross MacEachern Award winner as the Most Valuable Offensive Player.

Moir had six touchdowns on the year and 308 yards receiving. The rural conference Ross MacEachern Award winner was Wetaskiwin Sabres running back Lucas Bishop. He had 70 carries for 493 yards and five touchdowns this season.

The defensive MVP for the city league was Lacombe Rams linebacker Ryker Lunn and for the rural league Ponoka’s Michael Bloomquist.

Jacob Weller of Notre Dame was the outstanding linemen in the city league and H.J. Cody Lakers’ Ardan Kasha was the winner for the rural league.

On special teams, Jared Bussiere (Ponoka) and Steele Nichols split the MOP for the rural league and Lacombe’s Richard Jans won it for the city league.

Rounding out the major award winners were Joel DeMale as the city league Outstanding Rookie of the Year and Reuben Braitenback earning the honour for the rural league.

The following players were also selected as CAHFL All-Stars.

Carson Neitz – QB

Lincoln Carey – OL

Gavin McQuay – DB

Kelly Page – S

Steele Nichols – RB

Myles Ecklund – DE

Declan McCord – OL

Myles Niehaus – OL

MVP Justin Matchett (LB).

#44 – Warren Stewart-Brown (RB)

#66 – Ardan Kasha (OL/ DL)

#18 – Daxton Bylsma (QB)

#29 – Jacob Gauvin (DB)

#57 – Tristan Loewen (OL/DL)

#7- Reuben Braitenback (Rec./DB)

#97 – Rees Degenhardt (Rec/.LB)

Most Outstanding Lineman —-Ardan Kasha

#88 Aiden Brown Rec/DB

#27/24 Terryl Sherman LB

#54 Kevin Kittler OL

#13 Drew Loosemore QB

1 Jared Bussiere RB/DB

#3 Connor Stiles DB/K

#7 Tade Tonneson SB/DB

#30 Michael Bloomquist OL/LB

#34 Jamie Kim DB/ST

# 7 Chase Melin (Slotback/Safety)

#34 Mack Wallbank (QB)

#84 Waylon Robb (LB)

2 – Kade Smith #45 (LB)

12 – Josh Campbell #6 (QB)

12 – Jacob Brownell #70 (OL)

12 – Kaidyn Puttick #41 (LB/RB)

12 – Connor McRae #28 (DB)

12 – Alex Pennycook #33 (TE/LB)

11 – Tristan Ferguson #5 (DB)

12 64 Ryker Lunn LB/C

12 3 Simon Gray WR/DE/K

12 5 Richard Jans SB/DE/P/KR

12 23 Turner Douglas SB/S

12 71 Andrei Paunescu LB

12 21 Dawson Gouda HB

11 82 Zach Schwab TB/C/KR

Eric Desilets

Tyler Zeniuk

Luc Lukalu

#1 Lucas Bishop (QB/DB/Punter)

#10 Nathan Wiebe (RB/LB)

#15 Layden Armsden (LB)

#21 Evan Roth (Rec/DB/Returner)

#73 Jake Emmerling (Dline/Oline)

#81 Hayden Mimnagh (LB/RB)

Offensive MVP —-Lucas Bishop

97 Dawson Hallock (LB/DE/OL), #22 Matt Duhamel (RB/LB).

#22 Matt Duhamel (RB/LB).

Will Farguson #72 OL/DL

Brendin Holm #52 OL

Chris Jaindl #70 OL

Chase Lloyd #54 LB

Haidan Brown #17 QB

Nathan Fuerbringer #14 DB/SB

Kyle Rees #64 OL/DL

Donte Brown #3 Rec/DB

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