It was an interesting week all around for the Bonnyville Amateur Football Association. Between the three teams, there was a blowout (on paper), a gutsy victory, and a loss that ended a pretty good run. The biggest take away from this week for all teams was learning from game action. This is your Fountain Tire – Bonnyville Amateur Football Association Weekend Report.
Bandits score opening win
The Bonnyville Bantam Bandits came into the season with a new motto that brings with it a great mentality. “Be phenomenal or be forgotten”. Those words carried the boys into a huge victory over the Lloydminster Chargers. The final score was 26-14. Coach Mickey Fagnan says it was a great showing.
“Everybody did their part. It was an extremely hard fought effort. The Chargers have an extremely large team. Our boys rose to the task, and it was an exciting ride for our coaching staff. I am so pleased with how we have coached up our kids. Attitude and energy is extremely high.” Fagnan explains.
Renegades lose a tough one
The Peewee Renegades had a tough loss to the Wainwright Guard Dogs. Final score was 39-18 for the Wainwright side. The Renegades played from behind all game, but stayed within two scores the majority of the game. Isaac Valleau, Wainwright’s quarterback, used his legs the majority of the game and torched the Renegades for several touchdowns.
“We’re playing the Cold Lake Rams next week in the Scott MacDonald Cancer Fundraiser. We beat them last week, but as everyone knows football never goes the same way twice. So we’re gonna go into it again.” Head Coach Joshua Jubinville said post-game.
Exhibition does good for Voyageurs
For the second week in a row, the senior Voyageurs played an exhibition match. This time though, it was at the newly renovated Walsh Field! Father Mercredi out of Fort McMurray paid a visit to Bonnyville for this week’s game. The Voyageurs and Trappers had some injuries, but both teams battled through for a great game. The game was close all the way into the late third quarter. The score was 27-14, but finished 55-14 in favour of the Voyageurs.
“They scored on their very first drive. We managed to score on a drive of our own. Very quickly we got pressure on the quarterback who made some poor decisions. He ended up throwing a ball he meant to throw away [for an interception]. That changed the game.” Coach Larry Godziuk says.
Scott MacDonald Memorial this weekend
This upcoming weekend, all three Bonnyville teams will be home at Walsh Field for the Scoot MacDonald Memorial. Next week the coaches will continue to teach, the boys will continue to learn.