The St. Paul Lions are 3-0 in the regular season
Photo Credit Todd Tanasichuk
In a special double header event, which saw the bantam Bengals take the field right before them, the St. Paul High School Lions defeated the Wainwright Commandos to remain undefeated in the regular season. Head Coach Jon Lumby says the crowd was electrifying at the annual Saturday Night Lights event.
“It was a great game, our defense played really well,” Coach Lumby says the Lions organization has an exceptionally strong D-line this season. “We were a little slow coming out of the gates,” Wainwight stopped the Lions first series, explains the coach, “they got a field goal, but we were able to respond with a touchdown with a big run from Madison Brousseau ,on the outside. Then our defense played really well all game.” The team saw multiple sacks, big plays, and intersections galore coming from the massive defensive line.
Lions D-men, Brad Dubrule and Spencer Graling lead the Wheatland Football League in Sacks, while Matt Kotowich also made the top 15 list. Coach Lumby noted that Henri Laidley had two interceptions to round out the strong defensive plays. “We played really well, defensively. Offensively, we weren’t always flying on all cylinders; but we certainly had our moments,” football is a two-way game and the Lions must’ve done something right offensively to take the game 29-11 over the Commandos.
We’re getting some good runs on the quarterback and stuffin’ up the runs. Teams can’t do much against us, it seems. – Jon Lumby Head Coach St. Paul Lions
Lumby was happy to see less turnovers in this week’s game, “last week we had several turnovers against us. We reduced that. We still had a couple, which is never good; but we did significantly improve in that area.” Another area Lumby will be focusing on improving this week during practice is special teams, “specifically punting. We haven’t been too successful in that area.”
The club will be travelling to Lloydminster to take on the Composite High School team, “we respect Lloydminster, for sure,” says Coach Lumby. “We know they’re a tough team this year and they’re probably getting better every week. We’re going to try to continue to get better, as well. We’ll throw everything we got at the and hopefully, we’ll prevail.”
We respect them – but we’re not afraid of them either. – Jon Lumby Head Coach St. Paul Lions
The Lions look to continue their regular season win streak in Lloydminster, Friday at 7:00 pm.