Russell runs roughshod as Lightning downs Lakers

Matt Russell scored three touchdowns as the visiting Hunting Hills Lightning lashed the Sylvan Lake Lakers 40-7 in Central Alberta High School Football League play Thursday.

SYLVAN LAKE — Matt Russell scored three touchdowns as the visiting Hunting Hills Lightning lashed the Sylvan Lake Lakers 40-7 in Central Alberta High School Football League play Thursday.

Russell scored on runs of three, six and 19 yards and finished with 62 yards rushing on 10 carries. Ashton Hall, on a 50-yard punt return, and Jim Ahn and quarterback Jarrett Burzuk — both on short-yardage carries — also scored majors for the winners.

Skylar Roth added three converts and a punt single for the Lightning.

Landon Rosene gave the home side an early lead with a 93-yard touchdown run, a score that was converted by Cam Lee.

But it was all Lightning from there, as Burzuk and Brett Barrett combined to complete three of 11 passes for 92 yards and the visitors picked up 99 yards on the ground.

The Hunting Hills defence also picked off two passes.

Rosene was a one-man show for the Lakers, running for 239 yards on 23 carries.

Sylvan Lake quarterback Kane Price was one-for-11 passing for 11 yards.

In league action tonight, the Lindsay Thurber Raiders will entertain the Rocky Mountain House Rebels at 4:30 p.m. and the Notre Dame Cougars will host the Lacombe Rams at 7:30 p.m., with both games at Great Chief Park.

Meanwhile, the Wetaskiwin Sabres will visit the Ponoka Broncs and the Camrose Trojans will host the Stettler Wildcats.

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