Stettler Cougars fight to the end

Stettler Cougar #15 Brett Mercier runs the ball against Lacombe during their away game Sat., Sept. 26.  ECA Review/submitted

The Stettler Cougars had a tough game in Lacombe on Saturday losing 48-24.

The team stepped up and worked hard to keep closing the gap.

Steele Nichols was a machine putting two touchdowns on the board and completing all his converts for a total of 18 points.

Quarterback Carson Neitz broke away from the clutches of the Lacombe team for a touchdown of his own.

The Cougars defense was often referred to as a wall by the Lacombe announcer and that they were. They kept control of the game and held on to the end!

“Another week of Cougar football in the books,” said Head Coach Mark Neitz. “We didn’t come away with a win against Lacombe but we’re still proud of the boys and their effort put forth.  Losses aren’t the end of the world, we get to evaluate and grow from them.

“There was plenty of adversity going into the game against Lacombe.

“Injuries hampered our line up, but substitutions came in and performed admirably.

“We feel for those injured and hope a speedy recovery is in order.

“We need to focus this week as we are coming up against another very tough team in the league in Hunting Hills.

“It will be a tough game, but if we come ready to work this week I believe we can perform well by game day,” concluded Neitz.

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