Notre Dame Cougars off to finals

Raiders held to negative rushing yards. Cougars play winner of Lightning in final

Notre Dame 35 Lacombe 7

LACOMBE — The Notre Dame Cougars advanced to the final of the Central Alberta High School Football League City Division with a 35-7 win over the Lindsay Thurber Raiders Friday.

Johannes Smith led the Cougars with there touchdowns while Payton LaGrange and Jacob Plamondon added one each. Isaac Colosimo kicked five converts.

Smith finished with 112 yards rushing on 14 carries while Justin Fedun had 93 yards on six carries.

Devin Desormeau connected on seven of nine passes for 156 yards.

The Cougars held the Raiders to minus 27 yards rushing. Sean Vandervlis did pass for 195 yards, connecting on 16 of 25 passes. Kade Best caught six for 77 yards and Quinn Snider hauled in four passes for 25 yards and a touchdown. Vandervlis had the convert.

The Cougars will face the Hunting Hills Lightning, who beat the Lacombe Rams 22-13 on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Sylvan Lake Lakers advanced to the Rural Division final with a 38-7 victory over the Camrose Trojans Thursday.

Ty Hamilton led the Lakers with three touchdowns while Tristen Koller and Caleb Johnson had one each. Jonny Payne kicked five converts and a 38-yard field goal.

Aiden Brown scored on a 27-yard pass for the Trojans while Griffon Lorenz added the convert.

Koller led the Lakers with 79 yards rushing on seven carries while Josh Howse had 66 yards on six carries.

Koller also had three catches for 84 yards, Johnson three for 44 and Hamilton two for 101.

Patrick Bennett completed five of 13 passes for 174 yards and Michael Smyth three of five for 55.

Lorenz led the Trojans with 58 yards rushing on eight carries while Nick Ioanidis had 41 yards on nine tries. Lorenz also completed five of 14 passes for 75 with Brown catching two for 30 yards.

The Lakers will face the Stettler Wildcats in the league final next Saturday.

The ‘Cats downed the Wetaskiwin Sabres 42-20 Friday.

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