Division two Miles conference Blues and Skyhawks, junior Bulldogs and St. Albert minor football updates


Miles conference

The St. Albert High Skyhawks and Paul Kane Blues close out the division two Miles conference regular season in Wednesday’s pool A doubleheader at Larry Olexiuk Field.

Kickoff times are 5 p.m. between the Skyhawks (3-2) and Eastglen Blue Devils (0-5) and 7:30 p.m. between Paul Kane (4-1) and Ardrossan Bisons (2-2).

The pool A and B crossover quarter-finals are Oct. 23 at Emerald Hills Regional Park or Johnny Bright Park. The Skyhawks are likely to play the McNally Tigers (4-1) and Paul Kane will probably face the Leduc Tigers (1-4).

The semifinals are Oct. 27 at Johnny Bright and the final is Nov. 3 at Commonwealth Stadium.

The Skyhawks and Paul Kane are coming off big wins Thursday. The Skyhawks tamed the Tigers 42-14 at Johnny Bright and Paul Kane humbled Eastglen 71-6 at Clarke Stadium.

The Skyhawks led 21-7 at halftime in a crucial bounce-back game after losing 42-14 to the pool A O’Leary Spartans (3-1). The touchdown scorers against O’Leary were quarterback Ewan Vanderheide on a 12-yard scramble and backup pivot Adam Callbeck with a one-year run.

Paul Kane emptied the bench against Leduc after leading 55-6 at halftime. The second half was played with running time.

Junior Bulldogs

The first regular season loss since 2011 for the Bellerose Bulldogs in metro Edmonton junior football was Tuesday’s 54-6 shellacking by the Jasper Place Rebels at Johnny Bright Park.

The Rebels also ended four consecutive undefeated championships by the Bulldogs in last year’s 27-11 division one semifinal in the metro Edmonton league.

The only high school junior football team in St. Albert is now 36-2-1 in league and playoffs combined since losing the 2011 semifinal.

The Rebels (3-1), last year’s champions, carved up the Bellerose defence with a double wing in a game that was stopped short due to an ambulance call when Jonas Hazelaar injured his back.

Zach Froese scored on a quarterback designed run for the Bulldogs (2-1-1).

The next game is Tuesday versus the Memorial Marauders (0-4) at 6 p.m. at Larry Olexiuk Field.

Minor football

Today’s tripleheader for St. Albert teams in the Capital District Minor Football Association kicks off at 12:30 p.m. at Larry Olexiuk Field.

The bantam junior varsity Fury (1-3) tackles the Sherwood Park Wolverines (3-0) in the Marv Mills division.

The next game is 3 p.m. between the peewee senior varsity Riders (1-4) and Edmonton Raiders (0-4) in the Susan Morgan division.

At 5 p.m. the bantam senior varsity Palmer 49ers (4-1) line up against the Raiders (1-3) in the Susan Morgan division.

Last weekend in Sherwood Park, the Fury lost 56-28 to the 2016 CDMFA and Tier I provincial champion Rams (5-0). The halftime score was 42-14.


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Jeff Hansen

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