October 31st, 2020

SAHSFL hands out hardware


By Woodard, Dale on November 6, 2019.

Dale Woodard

Lethbridge Herald

sports@lethbridgeherald.com

For Ty Mazutinec and Ethan Perry, it was a team effort across the board.

However, the quarterback for the Raymond Comets and the running back for the Claresholm Willow Creek Cobras, respectively, got the coveted hardware as the Southern Alberta High School Football League held its annual awards ceremony Monday night at LCI.

Following his Grade 11 season quarterbacking the Comets, Mazutinec was named the Division A Most Valuable Player, while Perry, a Grade 12 veteran, took home the Division B honours.

“It was a good season, I had good coaches,” said Mazutinec, whose team was defeated 13-8 by the LCI Rams in the Region 1 Tier I Final last Wednesday at Comets Stadium in Raymond. “It didn’t end the way we wanted, but it was a good season and we played our hardest and gave it everything we had.”

For Perry, his season isn’t over yet as the number-one-ranked Cobras face the eighth-seeded Canmore Wolverines in the Football Alberta Tier IV Regional semifinals Saturday in Claresholm.

Both Mazutinec and Perry made ample trips to the front of the room at LCI Monday night to collect other awards as well, but Perry said the MVP one was one to be shared.

“It’s pretty cool to win it, but mostly it’s my team helping me,” he said. “We helped each other, for sure, and worked together to get where we are today. I would say our whole team is the MVP. We work together hard and have been committed at practice.”

The Comets went 6-3 this season.

“Everybody performed to their best abilities and we had a good year,” said Mazutinec. “Everybody did their responsibilities and we improved as a team and as people together.”

It was also Mazutinec’s second year at pivot after taking over the position in his rookie year.

“It gave me a little more experience and a little more heads up coming into it,” he said.

Now, he prepares for his Grade 12 season leading the Comets’ offence.

Mazutinec will play a few other sports to help him get ready.

“Just hitting the weight room,” he said of his off-season regiment. “Basketball started on Friday and (then) baseball season.”

Meanwhile, Perry and the Cobras get ready for another playoff tilt at home this weekend. Game time in Claresholm is 1 p.m.

“I’m pretty excited,” he said. “I hope we can go all the way this year. We play Canmore and they’ll be a tough team. But if we play like we can play I think we can keep going.”

A provincial title would be a fitting way to cap off his high school career.

“It’s my last year and I’m giving everything I’ve got,” said Perry. “I’m hoping to go all the way, for sure. This is my last year. I’ve got to give it my all.”

In other Tier IV Regional semifinal play on Saturday, the ninth-ranked Taber W.R. Myers Rebels are in Drumheller to take on the second-seeded Titans.

Thanks to their win in Raymond last week, the Rams have landed a home playoff date Saturday as they host the Okotoks Foothills Falcons at 2:30 p.m. at the University of Lethbridge Stadium. The Rams are ranked sixth heading into the weekend, while the Falcons are 10th.

In Tier II regional semifinal action, the second-seeded Cardston Cougars are in Okotoks Saturday to take on the top-ranked Holy Trinity Academy Knights at 1 p.m.

On Friday, the Winston Churchill Bulldogs have a home date as the 10th-ranked Bulldogs host the number-one Cochrane Cobras at 5 p.m. at the U of L Stadium.

The following are the award winners Monday:

Division A winners:

Most Valuable Player: Ty Mazutinec, Raymond

Most Outstanding Quarterback: Ty Mazutinec, Raymond

Most Outstanding Running Back

Spencer Stanko, LCI

Running Back All Stars

Riley Heninger, Cardston

Ethan Anderson, Raymond

Most Outstanding Receiver

Austen Olsen, Cardston

Receiver All Stars

Payson Hill, Raymond

Tanner French, LCI

Derek Trapp, Catholic Central

Eric DeLauw, Winston Churchill

Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman

Blake Gibb, LCI

Offensive Linemen All Stars

Kaeden Reid, Raymond

Izaak Long, Raymond

Cody Hall, Cardston

Asher Bridge, LCI

Most Outstanding Defensive Back

Rhett Lewis, Cardston

Defensive Back All Stars

Brody Zaremba, Raymond

Tanner French, LCI

Ty Mazutinec, Raymond

Most Outstanding Linebacker

Payson Hill, Raymond

Linebacker All Stars

Asher Bridge, LCI

Mateus Griffo, Catholic Central

McCoy Duce, Cardston

Brady Baines, Raymond

Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman

Levi Bennett, Cardston

Defensive Linemen All Stars

Kaeden Reid, Raymond

Izaak Long, Raymond

Blake Gibb, LCI

Specialists

Most Outstanding Punter: Jace Edwards, LCI

Most Outstanding Kicker: Austen Olsen, Cardston

Division B

Most Valuable Player: Ethan Perry, Willow Creek

Most Outstanding Quarterback: Jackson Wright, Willow Creek

Most Outstanding Running Back

Ethan Perry, Willow Creek

Running Back All Stars

Shawn Harris, W.R. Myers

Chase Kehler, Chinook

Logan Olsen, Pincher Creek

Most Outstanding Receiver

Brad Van Herk, Willow Creek

Receiver All Stars

Taylor Vanee, Chinook

Jet Blackwater, Pincher Creek

Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman

Nick Wiebe, Chinook

Offensive Linemen All Stars

Nathan Vandervalk, Willow Creek

Gus Halibert, Pincher Creek

Jaxon Kopp, Chinook

Luke Jensen, W.R. Myers

Most Outstanding Defensive Back

Ty Oliver, Chinook

Defensive Back All Stars

Brad Van Herk, Willow Creek

Ethan Perry, Willow Creek

Luke Sheridan, Chinook

Most Outstanding Linebacker

Connor Tams, W.R. Myers

Linebacker All Stars

Tristan Martin, Willow Creek

Chase Kehler, Chinook

Lukas Smith, Chinook

Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman

Nick Wiebe, Chinook

Defensive Linemen All Stars

Elliott Iwen, Willow Creek

Rylan Blasco, Chinook

Luke Jensen, W.R. Myers

Specialists

Most Outstanding Punter: Logan Olson, Pincher Creek

Most Outstanding Kicker: Ty Oliver, Chinook

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