Lady Gridders improve to 4-0 on season

The Yorkton Lady Gridders were back in action Sunday playing host to the Melville Vipers at Century Field.

The Lady Gridders would emerge with the win 26-8, extending their record this fall to 4-0.

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Asked if the spotless record was a surprise in only the second season for the girls’ program, Lady Gridders head coach Tyrell MacLean said “yes and no.”

MacLean said the team takes its lead from other teams in Yorkton Minor Football which focuses on making sure that no other team “puts in the time and dedication” of a Yorkton team.

MacLean said being a new program the players have lots to learn, but they are willing to put in the time at practice to learn the craft of football.

“They want to learn. They want to make themselves better,” he said.

That effort was very evident Sunday afternoon where the Lady Gridders had five girls out with injury, and two away with hockey.

“So we had girls playing out of position, but the hard work and preparation they were able to slot in and not see much of a drop-off (in play),” said MacLean.

It helps too, the Lady Gridders take a very team approach to things, said MacLean.

“We don’t rely on one, or two players,” he said. “We have 17 girls on offence and eight of them have touched the ball (this season).”

The Lady Gridders have two games left on their schedule. Sept. 30, in Moosomin, and then Oct. 6, in Regina.

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