YORKTON - With the win Saturday, the Yorkton Atom Gridders raised their record to 3-3 headed to their regular season finale at home against the Regina Cardinals.
The action Saturday afternoon saw the Atom Gridders host the Regina Alouettes at Century Field.
“We executed just enough plays on offence and our defence was able to create havoc for most of the game,” reported head coach, Mark Schendel.
The Gridders would jump to a 13-0 halftime lead on long touchdown runs by running back Carter Britton and Gridder quarterback Rhett Schendel.
The Alouettes would strike for a touchdown in the third quarter on a scamper by their own quarterback to cut the margin to 13-6.
Untimely penalties would cause a few second half Gridder drives to stall, but the Gridder defence was able to shut the door on the Alouettes after their score in the third quarter.
“Our ‘D’ made some clutch stops, especially in the remaining minutes,” said Schendel.
Schendel and the coaching staff were pleased with the overall outcome.
“Any time we can experience success (a win) in the very competitive Regina Minor Football League, we’ll savour the victory,” he said.
“We have been enigmatic at times, it’s the beauty of the age group playing the great game of football. We’ll continue to strive for consistency.”
To this point in the season, the youngsters have impressed the coaching staff.
“We do have a group of 40 talented players that are committed to improving,” said Schendel. “The football field has served as an awesome outdoor classroom, the effort and focus has been fantastic.”
The final game of the regular season hosting the Cardinals was set for Saturday, Sept. 17, but has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 5:30 p.m. at Century Field.
Teams will then play in ‘Bowl Games’ based on the league standings Sept. 25, in Regina at Leibel Field.