The Yorkton Pee Wee Gridders travelled to Estevan to take on the Estevan PeeWee Oilers Saturday and came out victorious with a 42-12 win over the Lions.
The Gridders offence once again placed their trust in their running backs, paced by #11, Tyson Korol. Korol led the way rushing with five rushing TD’s, a score of broken tackles, and some lead blocks that left defenders in the dirt.
Quarterback, #9 Matthew Michalchuk, marched the team down the field multiple times, his composure under center was outstanding for a young man, and of course he managed some beautiful passes too, one of which turned into a 50 yard catch and run by another offensive weapon, #7 Colby Halliday.
The offense, as always, had solid blocking from the O-line, who managed to open holes for their running backs, as well as kept their QB upright for most of the game.
The Orange Crush defense maintained pressure on Estevan’s quarterback from the start.
The Lion offence learned early on that their passes had to be quick, if at all. Even then, once the Lions tried to move the ball, they were met by a swarm of orange as Gridders flocked to take down the ball carrier.
Riley Stewart, #45 was a constant nuisance in the Lion QB’s face, while #40 Gage Keller was active in the second level with double digit tackles on ball carriers.
The highlight of the day came late in the game when #44 Leon Le Roux intercepted a pass that could have resulted in another Estevan touchdown, returning the ball back into Lions territory.
The result a 14-point swing as Yorkton took it in for a touchdown two plays later.