St. Paul Lions vs Westlock Thunderbirds
It was a perfect storm on last Thursday for the St. Paul Lions. The Westlock Thunderbirds paid a visit to St. Paul for a special game. The players did amazing, fans did their part in support of charity, and politicians and teachers battled it out. This is your Lions post-game report!
KidSport gets a boost
Burgers and hot dogs were in mad demand during the Lions game. A barbecue was held in support of KidSport St. Paul. It also happened to be World Teacher Day which drew an even larger crowd to the game. It made for a lot of hungry tummies, as the Lions were busy putting points on the board. The barbecue ran the better part of the game with quite a number of spectators going back more than once.
Teachers vs politicians
Wait what? Yes, you saw the text above correctly. This wasn’t some battle about curriculum either. During half-time at the Lions game, teachers and politicians from St. Paul took the field in a team field goal challenge. The politicians took the challenge by a score of 2-1, with St. Paul Mayor Glenn Anderson booting one convincingly through the uprights.
About the Lions game…
It wasn’t all food, and fun at St. Paul Regional High School on Thursday. The St. Paul Lions put in some serious work against Westlock. After having a rough performance against Wainwright, they were determined to prove they have what it takes for a deep playoff run.
The boys came out firing in the first half, as they piled up the points early on. Things were going well for St. Paul. The defense stood tall on several occasions barely giving Westlock a chance to move the ball. The Lions continued their strong play in the second half, but showed a bit of nerves. It wasn’t so much nerves of losing, as it was losing the shutout. The clock continued to run down in the fourth quarter, and the boys continued the parade to the end-zone. When all was said and done, the Lions won convincingly 38-0.
“We came out offense scored early. Of course our defense held their own, and it’s nice to get the shutout.” Head Coach Mark Tichkowsky put it simply post-game.