There was plenty of action this weekend for the Royals teams. The football team travelled to North Battleford to face John Paul II Crusaders. The last time these two teams faced each other it was a close match up with the Crusaders coming away with the marginal win but the Royals ran away with this game. They took the first round of playoffs by a score of 55-14. Everything was working for both sides of the ball. Kody Gutek was a force scoring three offensive touchdowns and a defensive fumble recovery. He made some key tackles on defence and he forced a fumble while the Crusaders were deep in their own zone. Gutek recovered the ball in the end zone for the major. Kyler Frazer found the end zone twice while Colten Adair scored one touchdown. Adair had two other punt returns for touchdowns but both were called back on penalties. Quarterback Ty Guenther also did a QB sneak for a major.
The O-line gave quarterback Ty Guenther time to find his receivers and helped the running game while the defence held the Crusaders to only 14 points. Coach Lyle Evanisky was happy with his team’s performance. “The offence played a great game and scored the points we needed,” commented Evanisky. “We got some solid play from our O-line that opened some big holes for some big runs. The defence played physical and got a lot of stops on 3rd downs.” The Royals will travel to Lumsden next Saturday for the quarterfinal matchup. Game time is 1:00. Go Royals!