By Lethbridge Herald on October 6, 2017.
The youth movement on the LCI Rams displayed some nice mobility Thursday night.
The Rams downed the Winston Churchill Bulldogs 36-7 in Southern Alberta High School Football League Division A action under the lights and a full moon at the University of Lethbridge Stadium.
In the win that improves the Rams to 1-1 in league play, Grade 10 running back Mitchell Tews scampered for 94 yards rushing with one touchdown as LCI racked up 400 yards in offence.
“We saw some great things today from our Grade 10 running back, that was exciting, just watching him play as hard as he did,” said Rams head coach Darren Majeran. “He played an awesome game and Grade 10 Cade Francis looked really good returning today, so it’s exciting for both of them.”
“We got some guys in the game that haven’t gotten a lot of playing time. So we’re seeing good things from a few of our Grade 10s. The future looks bright and they look like they’re going to be able to contribute this year, so that’s exciting.”
The strong night by the rookies aside, Majeran credited his team’s opponents for making the Rams earn the win.
“Give Winston Churchill credit, they really came out hard against us.”
Rams quarterback John Evans threw for 200 yards with three touchdowns, finding Jack Halvorson, Brandon Laycock and Zach Jacobs for majors.
Derek McNabb had an interception return for a touchdown and Evan Snedden led the way for LCI with six tackles.
The Rams are back in league action next week when they take on the Catholic Central Cougars Oct. 13 at the U of L Stadium at 7 p.m.
Winston Churchill is back in action next Friday as well as they travel to Cardston for some Divison A play against the Cougars.
Action continues tonight with one Division game and two exhibition tilts.
In Division A, Cardston heads to Raymond to take on the Comets in a clash of undefeated Division A teams.
In exhibition play, the Chinook Coyotes host Calgary Springback at 5 p.m. at the U of L Stadium, followed by Catholic Central hitting the field against Calgary Bishop Grandin at 7:30 p.m.
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