The MHS Royals keep their winning streak alive as they stretched their record to 7-0 on Saturday when the Nipawin Bears came to town. They defeated Nipawin 36-7 in the quarter final playoff game as the Royals remain undefeated this season. The Royals had offensive trouble in the first as they had two fumbles and a touchdown called back but this was short lived. On the first play of the second quarter, QB Aiden Kliewer handed off to Kyler Fraser who put the Royals on the board 6-0. The 2-point convert was unsuccessful. Shortly after, Brody Nelson padded the lead as he ran in for the second touchdown. Nelson kept his momentum going in the third as he ran back a kick-off to make it 19-0 Royals after the third quarter.
Kliewer switched to the passing game in the 4th and connected with Kyler Fraser for a 25-yard pass and touchdown making it 26-0. Dawson Lennea found the endzone on another Kliewer pass and lengthened the lead 33-0. The offense did not stop there as they marched the ball down the field one more time to give kicker Christopher Laughren good field position to make the field goal putting them at 36-0. The defense held the Bears off the scoreboard until late in the fourth when #20 Gennes Mak ran the length of the field for the Bears only score of the game. They converted to make the final 36-7.
“Turn overs on offense forced us to have a slow start again but weather was a bit of an issue,” commented Coach Evanisky. He commented how they switched to their throwing game down field early in the 4th which lead to back to back touchdowns by Fraser and Lennea. “Our defense played a great game, and special teams did well hitting a field goal and running back a kick-off in the second half,” commented Evanisky. “My coaching staff did a great job preparing the players and both coordinators, Carter Dyck (Defense) and Tyson Pylypow (Offense) called great games.”
The Royals take to the field again on home turf Saturday for the semi-final against Fort Qu’Appelle. Game time is 1:00. Come out and cheer on your Royals.