Raider Gridder defence scores four TDs

Roll to 63-0 win

The Yorkton Regional High School Raider Gridders continued their winning ways with a 63-0 drubbing of Weyburn Thursday.

The Gridders scored nine touchdowns on their home field, converting on each one for the win, three of the TDs coming directly from returned interceptions.

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Head coach Roby Sharpe said the defence was well-prepared, testament to the coaching.

“Ryan Effa is one of the best defensive coordinators in the league; in the province,” he said.

The lopsided win, while gratifying at first glance was not exactly one that pushed Yorkton to be better, which is what they really need as they prepare for playoffs.

Sharpe said they are aware that on a new rankings system for AAA schools Saskatoon’s Bishop Mahoney  is ranked Number two, the Raider Gridders well down the same list at 16.

“They (Bishop Mahoney), play 4A schools in crossover games so they get some tougher competition,” said Sharpe, adding the Raider Gridders need that.

“They always say steel sharpens steel. We need some steel. We need some sharpening,”

That said Sharpe said the Gridders can’t let a lopsided win make them over confident.

“We don’t take anybody lightly,” he assured.

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