Raiders, Bulldogs to play in championship

The Lacombe Raiders and Olds Bulldogs advanced to the Tier II championship game of the Central Bantam Football League Sunday. The Raiders beat the Notre Dame Cougars 55-0 while Olds downed Springbank 23-9.

The Lacombe Raiders and Olds Bulldogs advanced to the Tier II championship game of the Central Bantam Football League Sunday.

The Raiders beat the Notre Dame Cougars 55-0 while Olds downed Springbank 23-9.

Ashton Jones led the Raiders with four touchdowns while SaDair Nobel, Todd Wendt and Kailyb Johnstone added single majors. Josh Prevost kicked five two-point converts and a field goal.

Meanwhile the Hunting Hills Lightning and Stettler Cougars advanced into the Tier III final.

The Lightning beat the Rocky Mountain House Rebels 23-12 and Stettler downed the Lindsay Thurber Raiders 16-3.

Lightning quarterback Barrett Burzak threw a pair of touchdowns on 10 and 30-yard strikes to Evan Petriew and Nick Parliament. Steven Stammers, on an 85-yard punt return, added the other touchdown for the Lightning. Daniel Reyes added a 26-yard field goal and Matt Mackie had a two-point convert.

Austin Peterson and Justin Fleishacker had touchdowns for Stettler with Nick Baharally adding two two-point converts.

Vuyani Ndhlovu kicked a field goal for the Raiders.

In Tier IV playoff action, the Sylvan Lake Lions beat Strathmore 34-28 and the Drumheller Titans downed the Wetaskiwin Warriors 38-8.

The playoffs are all set for Saturday with times to be determined.

• In peewee playoff action, the Tier III championship will be an all-Red Deer affair.

The Red Deer Hornets beat the Lacombe Explosion 12-6 and the Red Deer Steelers downed the Innisfail Cyclones 36-0.

In Tier IV semifinal play, the Stettler Panthers edged the Olds Huskies 19-18 and the Strathmore Spartans downed the Wetaskiwin Wildcats 29-16.

Both finals are set for Saturday and once again the times have yet to be determined.

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