The Yorkton Regional High School senior boys football team is on the verge of doing something that they haven’t done in a long time.
They have opened the season at 2-0.
Following their opening victory in Moose Jaw a week-and-a-half ago, the YRHS Raiders hosted the AE Peacock Tornadoes Tuesday night at Century Field.
It was also their first football game that took place on a Tuesday evening. Head coach Roby Sharpe admitted it was a different feel, with it not being a Friday or a Saturday kickoff.
“On a Tuesday, yeah!” he said moments after his team was forced to hang on for dear life in a 27-21 win over Peacock, who came on late in the fourth quarter but would eventually give the football back to the YRHS offence after a loss of downs.
“It’s been good so far,” he said, of the team’s new league/home.
“I knew Peacock was going to be good. It’s tough to (determine) where we stood” he said referring to the league standings.
On offence, and there was no shortage of offensive attack throughout the game. Dalton Fichtner threw the football and ran it, including a 40+ yard scamper that put the Raiders up 14-5 late in the game’s second quarter.
Darius Haberstock nearly had an interception for the defence and Tyson Haas helped out in the open-field tackle department.
“It was a great football game,” added coach Sharpe.
Up 21-11 early into the second half, the Tornadoes pulled back to tie the game at 21-21.
“We let them back into it which was our own fault but that’s what makes it exciting,” he insisted.
The Raiders went to Weyburn over the weekend where they handedout one of their biggest beatings in recent years, a 46-1 decision. Sharpe said they should have had a shutout but Weyburn kicked a field goal attempt and missed and got one point. Now they are looking at two nights from now when they host their second night-time start in two years. Sharpe said it is going to be between two teams that haven’t lost yet this season, YRHS and the Central Cyclones of Moose Jaw at 7:30 p.m.