Lacombe Explosion captures third straight provincial title

The Lacombe Explosion captured their third straight peewee tier 3 football provincial championship Saturday in Calgary, downing the Cochrane Lions 35-7.

The Lacombe Explosion captured their third straight peewee tier 3 football provincial championship Saturday in Calgary, downing the Cochrane Lions 35-7.

The Lions opened the scoring in the first minute with a touchdown on a Lacombe kickoff fumble, but the Explosion replied on the ensuing kickoff as Richard Jans returned the ball 82 yards for a touchdown.

The eventual champs never looked back from there as Jans ran 109 yards for another touchdown and scored his third major of the afternoon on a 68-yard run. Jans led all rushers with 349 yards rushing on 14 carries.

Quarterback Simon Gray sprinted in for a fourth Lacombe touchdown and Josh Green ran eight yards for a major. Gray passed to Brett Sletton for a one-point conversion and added a pair of two-point converts.

The Explosion finished the season with a perfect 11-0 record.

Meanwhile, the Lacombe Raiders dropped a 34-7 decision to the Calgary Bulldogs in the bantam Tier II final.

The Rimbey Spartans won the provincial 6-man title with a 55-52 win over Millwoods Christian.

In other provincial high school play, Calgary Notre Dame defeated Henry Wise Wood of Calgary 65-11 in the Tier I final while Austin O’Brien of Edmonton stopped Foothills of Okotoks 28-7 in the Tier II division.

The Tier III title went to Cardston with a 56-12 win over Ardrossan while Drumheller defeated Holy Rosary of Lloydminster 42-18 in the Tier IV final.

In other bantam play, the Calgary Colts downed the Millwoods Grizzlies 64-0 in Tier III play.

Just Posted

RCMP seeking suspect in school bus collision and car jacking

Two children suffered minor injuries in collision on Tuesday near Springbrook around 8 a.m.

Smaller, more affordable, lots wanted in Red Deer’s Evergreen neighbourhood

Council approves first reading of requested lot-size changes

Political shifts, sales slump cast shadow over gun industry

When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the… Continue reading

Yellow vests in Canada bear no resemblance to protesters in France: ambassador

OTTAWA — Canada’s ambassador to France says this country’s yellow-vest protest movement… Continue reading

China demands U.S. withdraw request for Canada to extradite Huawei executive

BEIJING — China issued fresh demands Tuesday that the U.S. abandon its… Continue reading

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

B.C. animators land Oscar nominations

‘Animal Behaviour’ by Vancouver’s David Fine and Alison Snowden among several Canadians on the short list

Canadian talent abound on newly revamped Vancouver Whitecaps squad

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps may need to stock up on maple… Continue reading

China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

China detained two Canadians on Dec. 10 in an apparent attempt to pressure Canada to release Meng

Rugby Canada Hall of Fame a family affair for hard-nosed forward Hans de Goede

Hans de Goede, a hard-nosed lock forward who captained Canada at the… Continue reading

5 burning questions ahead of the Oscar nominations

NEW YORK — The Oscars still don’t have a host, but on… Continue reading

‘Bao,’ ‘Animal Behaviour,’ ‘Weekends’ among Canadian Oscar nominees

LOS ANGELES — Several Canadians have landed Oscar nominations. The category for… Continue reading

Hollywood announces 2019 Oscar nominations

Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant has dearly sought

Opinion: Faith in immigration must be preserved

Canada has a deserved reputation for extending its arms to newcomers, but… Continue reading

Most Read