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Minor football updates for atom, peewee and bantam teams

FRONT-RUNNER - Arden Biesinger of the St. Albert Palmer 49ers is grabbed by a Sherwood Park Northstar in bantam football action last weekend at Larry Olexiuk Field. The 49ers are 3-0 after the senior varsity team's third shutout of the season in the 37-0 win. Today at 12:30 p.m. the 49ers tackle the Edmonton Chargers (3-0) at W.P. Wagner High School.

Minor football

St. Albert’s peewees and bantams huddle up as the visiting teams this weekend in the Capital District Minor Football Association.

The kick-off times in today’s doubleheader at W.P. Wagner High School are 10 a.m. for the peewee Riders (1-2) and 12:30 p.m. for the bantam Palmer 49ers (3-0) against the Edmonton Chargers (3-0 peewees and 3-0 bantams).

Sunday’s games in Wetaskiwin are 10 a.m. for the peewee Colts (1-1) and 1:30 p.m. for the bantam Fury (1-2) against the Warriors (1-1 peewees and 1-2 bantams).

Last weekend’s peewee scores were 33-8 for the junior varsity Colts against the host Calgary Buffaloes (1-2) and 30-12 for the Sherwood Park Wolverines (1-2) against the senior varsity Riders at Larry Olexiuk Field.

The bantam results were 51-15 for the Buffaloes against the junior varsity Fury in Camrose and the third shutout this season for the senior varsity Palmer 49ers was 37-0 against the Sherwood Park Northstars in St. Albert.

Atom football

The second half of the season for St. Albert’s three atom teams kicked off Sunday at Foote Field.

The Jaguars are 2-1-1 after beating the Beaumont Bears 35-21 in the Eskimo division.

Quarterback Zander Zelmer ran for three touchdowns and threw a scoring strike to Steele Doronoski. He also had a big day on defence along with Carter Hiscock.

The Jaguars led all the way and capped off the winning performance with a rushing TD by Darius Crandall, who showed up with only two plays remaining due to a flat tire on Anthony Henday Drive.

The Buccaneers settled for a 21-21 tie with Edmonton Seahawks White in the first Golden Bear division game since moving up after the retiring of teams.

Slotback Kodyn Hansen scored three rushing TDs and Theo and Fletcher Weirmer, a pair of defensive ends, made life miserable for the Seahawks in the last quarter to preserve the tie. Fletcher recorded four solo tackles and three of them for losses in the last drive for the Seahawks.

The Bucs are now 3-0-1 this season.

In the Wildcat division, a second-half comeback by the Vikings fell short in the 21-14 loss to Edmonton Seahawks Blue.

After spotting the Seahawks a 21-0 lead, Rayden Tutt and Zach Garrity reached the endzone for the 1-3 Vikings. Tutt almost knotted the score on the last play but was tackled just short of the goal line.

Jeff Hansen: Jeff Hansen joined the St. Albert Gazette in 1991. He writes about sports, athletes and teams from St. Albert and area.