Bears, Chargers and Knights in the win column
by Randy Pascal
The St Benedict Bears and Confederation Chargers joined the St Charles College Cardinals in the ranks of the SDSSAA week one winners,
as did the Lo-Ellen Park Knights, though not in the manner they envisioned.
St Ben's blanked the Collège Notre-Dame Alouettes 44-0, Confederation stopped the Lockerby Vikings 37-3, while Lo-Ellen was awarded their
victory after the Lasalle Lancers forfeited their first game of the year.
The Bears wasted little time proving they are ready to challenge the Cards, jumping out to a 29-0 halftime lead over CND as Dakota Coggins (38
yard TD pass from Adam Rocha) and Erik Laframboise (17 yard run) reached the end zone in quarter one, with receiver Joshua Wilcox
doing it twice over the course of the next twelve minutes.
Wilcox hauled in strikes of 25 and 18 yards from Rocha, with Max MacGillivray adding four converts and a single. Wilcox would add one more major
in the second half (11 yard pass from Coggins), and Chris Scherzinger capped things off with a one yard plunge for the score as St Benedict and St
Charles collide this Thursday afternoon at the home of the Cardinals.
The Chargers were not quite as quick off the mark, trailing the Vikings 7-0 after the opening quarter, and still behind 7-3 with under nine minutes to
play in the half. But coach Brandon Dougan and company would strike for three TDs, on top of the field goal from Conner Sauvé, never looking
Lockerby broke the ice on a two yard run from Erik Michaud, with Scott Adams making good on the point after, before the Valley lads
rallied in the second quarter. Aiden Chmielak (1 yard run), Ryan Mathewson (23 yard pass from Kyle Preseau) and Zachary
Bergmann (29 yard pass from Preseau) scored in rapid succession to give Confed some breathing room.
They would add two more touchdowns in the second half, courtesy of Sauvé (4 yard pass from Preseau) and the QB, with a four yard run, preparing now for
a big week two matchup with Lo-Ellen.
The Knights will see game action on Friday, for the first time, after Lasalle could not field a team in their opener with enough players who had made it
out to the required eight practices prior to game contact.