Hunting Hills Lightning football team advances to Tier 2 South final

By Sheldon Spackman
November 11, 2017 - 11:56pm Updated: November 12, 2017 - 8:10pm

Red Deer’s Hunting Hills Lightning high school football team is moving on to the Tier 2 South Division Final against the Foothills Falcons next weekend.

This after a 46-0 win over the St. Mary’s Saints at Stampeder Field at Shouldice Park in Calgary on Saturday.

Brandon Rees threw two touchdowns to Nathan LaVigne and one to Josh Patterson while also rushing in for a score. Logan Clarkson and Shaye McCutcheon rushed for the other Lightning majors. 

Next weekend’s game vs. Foothills goes Saturday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m. at MEGlobal Athletic Park in Lacombe.

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Other central Alberta high school football teams were also in provincial playoff action on Saturday. In Tier 4, the Stettler Wildcats beat the Hillside Cougars 44-14 in a North Division Semi-final, meaning they will now move on to the Tier 4 North Division Final against the Cold Lake Royals who beat the Sexsmith Sabres 38-0 on Saturday. The North Final between Cold Lake and Stettler will be Friday, November 17, 7:30 p.m. at MEGlobal Athletic Park in Lacombe.

Elsewhere, in 6-Man high school football provincials, the Rimbey Spartans crushed the Holy Redeemer Rebels 72-22 on Saturday to advance to the 6-Man North Semi-finals on Friday, November 17, 5:00 p.m. at MEGlobal Athletic Park in Lacombe.

In Bantam Tier 2 Provincials, Red Deer’s Notre Dame Cougars beat the Millwoods Grizzlies 56-21 in a Semi-final on Saturday. The win means the Cougars will now move on to the Bantam Tier 2 Final against the Parkside Pythons on Saturday, November 18, 1:30 p.m. at MEGlobal Athletic Park in Lacombe.

In Bantam Tier 3 Provincials, the Lacombe Raiders handed the Lethbridge Jr. Coyotes a 48-21 loss in a Semi-final Saturday. The Raiders will now move on to the Bantam Tier 3 Final on Saturday, November 18 against the St. Paul Bengals, with the time and place still to be determined as of this writing.

Finally, in Pee Wee Tier 3, the Lloydminster Colts shut out the Stettler Panthers 42-0 in the Provincial Final in Lloydminster on Sunday, November 12.

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