‘We should have beaten that team’

Kaleb Willier of the High Prairie Renegades tackles a Hillside Cougar player carrying the ball in high school football action in High Prairie.

Richard Froese
South Peace News

The High Prairie Renegades came close to winning their home- opener in high school football Sept. 20 when they hosted the Valleyview Hillside Cougars.

Trailing just 9-0 after the third quarter, the Renegades lost 29-6.

Evan Anderson of the Renegades scored the lone High Prairie touchdown after he ran the ball in from 13 yards with 2:13 left in the game, to narrow the deficit to 16-6.

Sebastien Lamoureux set up the play after he ran a blocked Valleyview punt down to scoring range.

“We should have beaten that team,” head coach Troy Johnston says.

On the ensuing kickoff after the Renegade touchdown, the Cougars ran the ball back about 70 yards.

Hillside added another touchdown with 1:24 left in the game to secure the victory.

One week earlier, the Renegades lost 55-22 to the hometown White court Cats.

Upcoming, the Renegades are scheduled to visit Grande Prairie to play the Peace-Wapiti Titans on Sept. 28.

However, the schedule has been revised after the Peace River Pioneers and Charles Spencer Mavericks of Grande Prairie suspended play for the remainder of the season, leaving seven teams in the Mighty Peace Football Conference. As a result, High Prairie has just one more home game after the game on Oct. 17 was cancelled, Oct. 4 against the St. Joseph’s Celtics.

 

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