Lady Gridders start season with two wins

The Lady Gridders are starting off their season with a smash. The Yorkton women’s football team has won both of their initial two games.

Their most recent contest was against the Moosomin Generals. While coach Tyrell MacLean said that the game had a slow start, once they got moving they couldn’t be stopped. The final score was 34-8 for the Lady Gridders.

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“In the second half our defense really took it to them, started to put on the pressure, get the turnovers and score some points.”

The strong defense is something that MacLean sees as being a signature of the Yorkton Minor Football programs.

“We are trying to emulate what the bantams are doing and not give up anything.”

The first game, against the Melville Lady Vipers on Sept. 4 was similarly lopsided, with a 52-24 win for the Lady Gridders.

“Our offense there was just unreal. We had six different girls score touchdowns in that game, and the only girl that scored two touchdowns, scored one on special teams. Our offense was able to spread it around and we were able to really capitalize there.”

The team’s success is due to having a lot of talent, and MacLean is proud of the results.

“We like to work hard, we practice hard, and that’s the results we get.”

The next action for the Lady Gridders is on Sept. 14 at 2:00 p.m. against Regina at Century Field.

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