Saturday , 25 September 2021

Undefeated Voyageurs host Barons, Royals win by forfeit, Lions get the bye

Bonnyville Voyageurs will host the Lloydminster Composite Barons in Week 5 of the Wheatland Football League season.

The Voyageurs are coming off an emotional 14-13 victory at the Scott MacDonald Memorial against a Tier I outfit from Fort McMurray.

In league play, Bonnyville is undefeated at 3-0 and face the league’s highest-scoring offence in the Barons, off to a 3-1 start to their season.

The Barons defeated the Cold Lake Royals 53-12 last weekend.

Kickoff at Walsh Field is at 6pm.

Meanwhile, the Scott MacDonald Memorial saw Bonnyville Amateur Football Association raise over $15,000 towards care packages for young cancer sufferers last weekend and several football players shave their locks or dye their hair pink for the cause.

Royals game cancelled, T-Birds forfeit

The Cold Lake Royals will have one fewer home game this season.

Friday’s opponent in the Westlock T-Birds have forfeited the game citing injuries and low roster numbers, said Royals head coach Kelly Johnson.

Johnson said the team is disappointed at missing a game.

“It’s kind of tough on us because we’re hoping to actually get a real win, not just a forfeit win. We were coming in jacked up for those guys because we’re kind of rebuilding and hoping that would be a good confidence booster for us,” said Johnson.

The Royals record improves to 1-3 on the season.

St. Paul Lions on bye

The St. Paul Lions will get a break this week.

After a tight 15-7 loss to the Holy Rosary Raiders, the Lions will get a week of rest from game action in league play.

The Lions currently sit at 2-2.

Next week, St. Paul will go to Wainwright to take on the Commandos before going on the road again to Lloydminster to face the Lloydminster Comp Barons in Week 7.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.