Not a bad weekend for the Battle River Shock.
Both of the Central Alberta based football clubs were in Edmonton this past weekend in Capital District Minor Football League action.
The midget tier two Shock (1-1-1) ran their undefeated streak to two games, battling the Sherwood Park Wolverines to a 0-0 tie.
In a game dominated by both defenses, the Shock got outstanding contributions from Stettler’s Anthony Rodgers, Nolan Meagher of Lacombe and Red Deer native Dusty Fowler, who were all credited with fumble recoveries.
The most notable defensive performance came from Lacombe’s Trent L’Ecluse, who made multiple tackles and sacked the Wolverines quarterback for a 14-yard loss.
Punter Ian Krause, of Wetaskiwin, also came up big, preserving the tie with several outstanding punts with the game on the line.
The Shock did have have the chance to score early in the game, getting a 36-yard run from Lacombe’s Darion Hippe off a fake punt, but couldn’t punch it in from the Wolverine’s one yard line on four tries.
The midget tier two Shock get back at it tonight (WEDNESDAY), heading up to Edmonton to battle the Seahawks.
In midget tier one action, the Shock went into their game against the Parkland Predators with a chance at taking over first place in the standings.
The Shock are now fighting to stay out of last place after a 33-2 loss to the Predators.
Battle River had a hard time containing Parkland’s running game, with the Predators torching the Shock for 315 rushing yards.
Discipline, or lack thereof, also played a big part in Saturday’s loss, with the Shock being dinged for 100 yards worth of penalties, including a 70-yard run from Sylvan Lake’s Brad Huhnold that was reduced to 40 yards after Battle River was assessed 30 yards in penalties on the play.
The lone bright spots for the Shock were the performances of two Grade 10 students from Stettler.
Quarterback Morgan Loshny completed 50% of his passes for 84 yards, while on defense, Ty Page made several tackles and recovered a fumble.
The Shock, now 1-2-1 on the season, return to the gridiron Saturday morning at Clarke Park in Edmonton to battle the Chargers.