Royals beat Thunderbirds to Advance in Bside

Cold Lake meets Wainwright in Bside final after beating Westlock 42-20

The Cold Lake Royals will be hosting the Bside finals in the Wheatland Football League, after defeating the Westlock Thunderbirds, 42-20, on the road on Saturday. Head Coach of the Royals, Kelly Johnson, says after a slow start the team exploded for the big finish.

“We started off very slowly. Westlock scored on their first possession go ahead 7-0. On our second possession we tied it up 7-7,” Coach Johnson says the team was able to grab the lead before halftime, “at the half we were up 21-14.” The coach says the Thunderbirds played strong and didn’t let up much throughout the match. “We scored on first possession of the 3rd quarter go up 28-14. Westlock battled back, 20-28. The we took control of the game in the fourth quarter and won 42-20.”

Some great plays were made to secure the win, “our offensive line; Hunter Nicholson, Kieth Swan, Bryton Bouvier, Alex Dombinski and Nathan Williston had a solid game. Probably their best game all season.” The Royals’ quarterback also played very well on Saturday, says the coach, “quarterback Braeden Wicht also had is best game all season. He made smart decision all game and spread the ball around and ran the ball when he needed to.” There was some other notable plays from the running backs, “running backs Aiden Harrison, Thomas Kell and Dominic Ayers all had standout games.”

 

Coach Kelly spent most of Sunday clearing Soholt Field to host Wainwright on Satruday with volunteers. “Thanks to everyone who helped out today! Seniors-Robs, Jesse, Jon, Anthony, Chris, Williston. Bantams-Johnny, Bow, the Miniks & the whole Huber Family! Mr Roberts & his Quad did a super Job! Mr Roberts is going to try to finish the field tomorrow, so I don’t think we need to show up after school.”