PHOTO CREDIT: Chastity Roberts
All three Cold Lake Royals teams were in action this weekend. The Royals played an exhibition game, while the Ravens (Bantams), and Rams (Peewees) got in some league play. Two out of three teams took home victories.
Royals take down Wildcats
The Cold Lake Royals put some people in the local area on notice this weekend. They had a tough battle against Stettler Friday night, but showed promise with a victory. The Royals seemed to be in control most of the game, and were able to keep the lead til the final horn. The Royals defeated the Wildcats on the heels of a great opening game from Braeden Wicht. Final score was 35-18.
“[Coach] will talk about things we did good, but there’s definitely things we can improve in practice. I know my quarterback coach, Brian Boychuk wants me to work on anticipating throws before they’re open. But yeah, [good game].” Royals Quarterback Braden Wicht said post-game.
PeeWee Rams get first win
After week one, the Rams coaches knew they had work to put in. The kids showed some promise, but needed to refine the basics. Week two (Sunday) versus the Lloydminster Steelers, the Rams were able to take their first victory. Things seemed to click on a very windy day. Final score was 13-6.
“It’s the exact kind of game we want for peewee. Nobody was stronger than anybody else. We moved the ball, they moved the ball. That’s fun to coach in, and it’s fun to play in… That was fun.” Coach Kelly Johnson explains.
Bantam Ravens travel to Lloydminster
The Cold Lake Bantam squad travelled to Lloydminster to battle the Mustangs. Things went well for the Ravens later in the game, but struggled early. Saturday was a smoking hot day in Lloyd, and the boys were feeling it. They played a tight game, but ended up losing 35-7.
“We didn’t play terrible. They scored two touchdowns right off the start. It’s their first game, and they were kinda star struck. Getting off the bus they were hot, and we didn’t have them prepared to go. Everyone kinda had those first game jitters. Once that happened, we actually played really well.” Coach Kelly Johnson says.