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U16 Central Alberta Fire improve to 2-0

Playoffs are right around the corner
The U16 Central Alberta Fire could wrap up first place in the league final with a win on May 5th. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

The U16 Central Alberta Fire were victorious in their second regular season game on Sunday.

They defeated the Foothills Eagles 58-26 at the Shouldice Athletic Park in Calgary in Southern Alberta Female Football League U16 division action.

As a result, the Fire began the season 2-0 after beating the Leduc Hellcats 51-0 on April 13.

Head coach Dallas Haldorson said he’s seen much improvement from the girls.

“We have a lot of girls that are new to football. Some of the girls have come through with football experience as peewees but a lot of them are new and are just learning how to tackle. When they’re playing games those skills develop quickly,” Haldorson said.

Runningback Mya Pelkey led the way offensively with five touchdowns. In addition, she also kicked four two-point conversions.

Quarterback Kyra Donovan also had a great game managing the offence through windy conditions. Through that she was abe to throw the ball accurately.

The defence was also able to take a big step up. Despite a slow start, they were able to get back on track in the second half allowing just one touchdown.

The defence was able to intercept three passes and Dot Trudeau came up clutch with two quarterback sacks and several tackles.

“We have some really good athletes,” Haldorson continued. “Especially some of the girls who came out of the Red Deer Minor Football program.”

The U16 Fire will play their next game on Friday, May 5 at 1 p.m. to wrap up the regular season against the Calgary Wildcats at Setters Place.

If they win that game, the Fire would wrap up first place which would earn them a bye into the league championship final.

Ian Gustafson

About the Author: Ian Gustafson

Ian began his journalism career as a reporter in Prince Albert, Sask. for the last three years, and was born and raised in Saskatchewan.
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