By Greg Price
In wanting to build positive momentum heading into the playoffs, the W.R Myers Rebels football team did just that in a 19-13 win over Pincher Creek Mustangs at Ken McDonald Memorial Sports Park on Friday.
“It was a good game for us. We put in a lot of our subs early,” said Adam Hughes, head coach of the W.R. Myers Rebels football team. “There haven’t been a lot of games where we’ve been able to put our younger guys in to get a lot of reps. Even half way through the second quarter, we were up by a couple of scores and we started putting guys in. We wanted to win, but we felt we could do both.”
The Rebels continued its solid running game thanks to the efforts of Jason Tan and Tom Platt moving the ball. Brad Marsden was able to kick a field goal and record an interception.
The defensive line was able to get penetration or get stalemates for the most part as Ryan Harkness and Chace Ruston got plenty of push according to Hughes.
“When we are at our best, our line is playing hard,” said Hughes.
W.R. Myers Rebels now prepare for its last game of the regular season on Friday against Claresholm at 7 p.m. at Ken McDonald Memorial Sports Park.
Already locked in at its first playoff opponent in Kate Andrews, Hughes will use the game to be a bit of a mad scientist against high-flying Claresholm in prepping for the playoffs.
“It’s fine tuning and we may play Claresholm later on so we are going to do a lot of experimenting and see how we can approach their personnel game-planning wise,” said Hughes.