Cold Lake Royals Seniors and PeeWees get underway

Cover Photo Credit: Chastity Roberts

The football season is well underway in Cold Lake. Two out of three Cold Lake teams got into game action after a couple weeks of practice. The Seniors and PeeWees had varying styles of action this Labour Day weekend.

Seniors play on Labour Day

The Senior Royals traveled to Lethbridge to open their fall play with a jamboree. They faced three teams from in and around the Lethbridge area. They played Winston Chruchill, Taber, and Chinook Heights.

“I think we did really well in all three games. It was a jamboree so we weren’t keeping score. If we had been, I think we would have been very competitive. We’re very happy with our outcome. I think the boys played well everywhere. The few back ups we have played well, some of the kids playing new positions played well. It was a great weekend, we’re happy with the results.” Coach Kelly Johnson explains.

The Senior team is still looking for players to join the ranks, and welcome everyone as the school year gets underway today. For kids interested in playing, they can see Coach Johnson in his room at Cold Lake High School.

PeeWees celebrate first ever game

New to Cold Lake football this season is the PeeWee program. The coaching staff features former Royals coach Dave Yoshida. The team played their first ever game on Labour Day. Labour Day is easily one the most iconic days in Canadian football. The young stars of the future could not have asked for more. After the few weeks of practice, the kids were excited to get into the game. Although they lost 42-6, Johnson says the kids didn’t look out of place on the field.

Next week… or this week

The upcoming weekend of Royals football will feature the Seniors coming home to play Stettler at 4 p.m. The Bantams will play their first game in Lloydminster against the Mustangs. The PeeWees will be home once again to face Lloydminster.