It was a doubleheader of high school football action at Setters Place on Friday night.
In the early game, which was accompanied by just light snow, the Lindsay Thurber Raiders romped to a 44-8 victory over the Lacombe Rams in a Tier 1 matchup.
Raiders head coach Aaron Sheppard was proud of his team's performance.
“We had a challenge coming in trying to rebuild,” he said. “It’s one series at a time, one play at a time. I just want to get progressively better on little things.”
First-year QB Josh Campbell, who completed 20 of 25 passes for 240 yards and four touchdowns, was all-smiles following the win.
“I’m elated with my own performance actually. It was unexpected,” he said, giving shout-outs to teammate Will Moir, who reeled in four TDs, and the offensive play-calling team. “We’re coming for the league championship.”
With the win, the Raiders improve to 3-0 on the season.
In the late game, a Tier 2 battle between the Notre Dame Cougars and Hunting Hills Lightning, heavy snow covered the field and wreaked havoc for players on both sides of the ball.
One may have even called it a ‘snow bowl.’
Ultimately, the Lightning would escape with a 30-14 win.
Head coach Kyle Sedgwick joked after the game that he’s witnessed snowy games before, just not typically in September.
“It was a battle of the elements for both teams, but regardless of that, we really wanted to try some things in the pass game,” Sedgwick said. “The elements are a run-first thing, but it’s a conference game and we wanted to stick to our game plan.”
Hunting Hills improve to 1-2 with the victory.
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