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GRABBED FROM BEHIND – Zach Talvio of the senior varsity peewee St. Albert Riders is slowed down by Jahzion Rosario of the Edmonton Seahawks in exhibition action in the Capital District Minor Football Association. The Riders, 1-1 in league play and 2-1 overall, huddle up Sunday against the Spruce Grove Cougars (3-0) at 9 a.m. at Fuhr Sports Park. JOHN LUCAS/St. Albert Gazette

Road games

St. Albert’s bantam and peewee teams are lining up as visitors this weekend in the Capital District Minor Football Association.

Today at 12:30 p.m. the junior varsity bantam Fury (0-3) are in Wetaskiwin to play the Warriors (2-1) in the Marv Mills Division and at 2:30 p.m. the peewee junior varsity Colts (0-4) tackle the Beaumont Bears (4-0) in nine-a-side football at Millwoods Sports Fields.

Sunday’s kickoff times at Fuhr Sports Park are 9 a.m. between the senior varsity peewee Riders (1-1) and Spruce Grove Cougars (3-0), and 11:30 a.m. for the senior varsity bantam Palmer 49ers (2-1, 114 PF/48 PA) against the Cougars (3-0, 176 PF/37 PA) in the Susan Morgan Division.

The 49ers are winners of two in a row after last weekend’s 44-7 result against the Millwoods Grizzlies (1-2) at Larry Olexiuk Field.

Kenneth Baxter, a fifth-year St. Albert Minor Football Association player, scored his first-ever touchdown by blocking a punt and recovering it in the endzone.

Quarterback Chris Ioanidis passed for more than 250 yards and three TDs and was picked off once.

Ioanidis was operating behind an banged-up offensive line that still managed to pave the way for close to 200 rushing yards and has yet to allow a sack this season.

Slotback Owen Herle scored three TDs on pass plays of 26 yards to start off the game and 60 yards on a ball deflected by the Mustangs with no time on the clock in the first half and a 40-yard run to make it 38-7.

Also producing TDs was Steph Cloutier with a 77-yard reception and runs of 12 yards by Seni Adekunle and five yards by James Nielsen.

The defence limited the Mustangs to under 10 first downs while giving up a TD towards the end of the contest.

Atom results

The following games for the St. Albert atoms teams in the Wildcats (North/East) division of the Capital District Minor Football Association were played at Larry Olexiuk Field last weekend.

• The Vikings scored on the last play to defeat the Sherwood Park Rams 14-7.

Michah Lorenzin and Dillon White contributed mightily on offence and defence.

• The Jaguars were led by two-way player Keiran Tirol in the 21-21 draw with the Sherwood Park Wolverines.

Maxim Leblanc also generated consistent pressure on the quarterback through the contest.

• The 28-14 loss for the Buccaneers against the Fort Saskatchewan Falcons featured Cameron Foster’s first touchdown of the season.

Today’s atom festival at Clarke Stadium includes the Vikings versus Mustangs White at 9 a.m., Jaguars versus Beaumont Blue at noon and the Buccaneers versus Raiders Red at 1:30 p.m.

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