WEYBURN – Both the Weyburn Comprehensive Eagles football team and senior girls volleyball team had a winning weekend on the road.
The Weyburn Comp Eagles football team started their season Friday night in Estevan with a Highway 39 contest against the Elecs. With both teams coming off pre-season wins, the energy was high and the fans were loaded and ready to cheer on their teams.
The Eagles came out of the gate showing why they will again challenge for the top of the league, with a first possession scoring drive with Conner Kerr connecting with Haydin Buehler on a 47-yard pass and run into the end zone.
On the Elecs next possession, they conceded a safety as the Eagles defense came out strong as well. On the Eagles second possession, it was Kerr again hitting Jarret Hayward on a 71-yard pass and run to the end zone to make it 16-0 early in the first.
After another defensive stand, the next two offensive series resulted in a field goal by Conner Kerr, and a touchdown on the ground, punched in by Markus Paquet carrying the ball over the goal line.
In the second quarter, the Eagles added a rushing touchdown from Max Vennard, a second field goal from Kerr, and a defensive score off an interception for Paquet. At the half the Eagles went to the clubhouse with a 43-0 lead.
The Eagles came out in the second half with their next group of players leading the way, as the JV kickoff team started off the half and some youth got their chance to show their stuff. A solid second half of defense kept the Elecs off the board and the Eagles came home with a 44-0 win to start the season.
Offensively, the Eagles piled up 246 yards of offense with four different running backs carrying the ball and seven different receivers hauling in catches.
Defensively, Brody Walter finished with six tackles, Max Crane had a tackle, a sack and an interception, Haydin Buehler had two tackles and an interception, Conner Kerr had an interception and Markus Paquet finished with three tackles, and an interception.
Elsewhere in the league on the weekend, Yorkton defeated Moose Jaw Peacock and Moose Jaw Central defeated Swift Current. The next action for the Eagles will be on Saturday, Sept. 16, when they travel to Swift Current, with kickoff at 1 p.m.
The WCS Senior A Girls Volleyball Team kicked off their season at the Hank Lorenzen Cougar Volleyball Classic, hosted at the University of Regina on the weekend.
The Eagles were tournament champions in the Premier Division with a record of six wins and one loss. In initial pool play, the Eagles faced a tough team from Lanigan in the first match falling, 25-22 and 25-12, then they defeated Notre Dame 25-8 and 25-18.
On Saturday, the Eagles had advanced to the premier division and faced Langham winning 25-12, 20-25 and 15-5, then they defeated Virden 25-12 and 25-11.
Advancing into the playoff round, WCS went up against Wynyard and defeated them 25-16 and 25-18.
The Eagles sought redemption in the semi-final and won over Lanigan in a hard-fought three-set match with scores of 20-25, 25-21 and 15-8.
In the final, the Eagles topped the Greenall Griffins from Balgonie in a come-from-behind victory in the first set 27-25, and led the way in the second set 25-22.
Most Valuable Player of the Tournament honours were given to Ella Morken for her exceptional play and leadership.
The next action for the Eagles is this weekend at Mega Volley in Regina, followed by their home tournament on the weekend of Sept. 22-23.