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Elecs football team battled hard against Moose Jaw Central

Estevan was down 14-0 at half-time.
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Estevan’s Katryna Heleta runs back a kick return.

ESTEVAN - The Estevan Comprehensive School Elecs football team dropped a 48-0 decision to the Moose Jaw Central Cyclones on Saturday afternoon in Moose Jaw, but Elecs head coach Mark Schott believes the score did not reflect how well the Elecs played.

Moose Jaw scored three times in the final six minutes of the game, with two of those late scores coming on long plays, and the other stemming from an interception getting returned for a touchdown.

“They are considered one of the best, if not the best, offences in our league,” said Schott, who noted it was a 14-0 game at halftime.

Offensively, it was a similar story to earlier in the season. The Elecs couldn’t convert on their opportunities, although they did play better than the previous week in a loss to Moose Jaw Peacock.

“We were able to move the ball between the 30s, completed some nice passes. We made a completion right down inside the 10 on one drive, but we couldn’t punch it in.”

They were also better defensively and on special teams than they were against Peacock.

“The score implies that it was a one-sided blowout, and that really wasn’t the case,” said Schott.

Mason Mack came up with two interceptions for Estevan that snuffed out Central drives. They also had great plays in the backfield, with tackles for losses, sacks and forced fumbles, although they didn’t recover those fumbles.

“We were right in their face, and we were making it tough for them. Everything they worked for, for most of the game, they had to work hard for.”

Hayden Borhot played slotback during the game, and made a couple of long receptions from Tristan Tober. Bryson George played both linebacker and running back during the game.

“He played well. He was pounding the ball up the middle, making some good pass protection blocks for us. Playing both ways is not something that we really like to have our players do, because it’s tough. It’s hard. But he did a great job, and it didn’t really affect his defensive performance at all.”

The Elecs will finish the regular season by hosting the Swift Current Comprehensive School Colts Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Dana Quewezance Memorial Field at Woodlawn Athletic Park.