The HCI Mohawks began the season on a winning note, as they downed the Clavet Cougars 27-14 at Glenn Hall Park.
A defensive slugfest for the first half, the Mohawks lead 7-0 at the break on an early first quarter drive that was capped off by a touchdown pass from QB Landon Seipp to slotback Morgan Gobeil.
Humboldt's offensive struggles continued well into the second half, before Seipp scored on a QB keep to tie the game. Seipp would add another score in the 4th quarter along with a TD toss to Jared Giddings that allowed HCI to get away on the scoreboard.
The Mohawks are on a bye this week before they return to action on the road in Tisdale on September 18th.
Following the game, Bolt FM caught up with Giddings.
In a crossover exhibition game that featured the 6-man Watrous Wildcats battling the 9-man Melfort Comets, the Comets walked away with a 38-12 victory.
Regular season play gets underway for Watrous this week, as they travel to Assiniboia to take on the Rockets.
The Viscount Vikings are eagerly anticipating game action for the first time on Friday when they host the Hanley Sabers. The Wakaw Warriors welcome the Hudson Bay Riders, the Lanigan Lazers meet the Cupar Wildcats, and after a season-opening win over Ituna, the Raymore Rebels look to make it 2-0 when they visit the Canora Cougars.
In a battle of unbeaten teams, the Saskatoon Hilltops hosted their provincial rivals from Regina on Saturday night.
A tightly contested first half saw the two sides locked at 14-14 before rain settled in for the rest of the night, which seemed to ignite the Hilltops.
Saskatoon outscored Regina 21-3 in the second half, claiming a 35-17 win to remain undefeated at 4-0.
Humboldt's Drayke Unger, one of the team's five starting offensive linemen, scored on a one-yard plunge late in the fourth quarter for his third career touchdown. Unger moves to fullback along with another HCI grad, Dillon Buckle, on short yardage situations.
Unger's efforts upfront with the rest of the o-line allowed second-year running back Logan Fischer to have a career day, rushing for 293 yards.
Buckle contributed a pair of tackles in the win. Connor Guillet, a strong special teams player for the Hilltops had the game's opening tackle, flying down the field and laying a big hit on the Thunder returner.
Brothers Tyrell and Tristan Hering are also members of the Hilltops. Tyrell has five tackles and a sack on the year, while Tristan, in his rookie season, has one tackle.
Wynyard's Josh Doidge, a member of the Winnipeg Rifles, picked up three special teams tackles on Saturday night, as the team earned it's first win of the year - a 40-30 decision over the visiting Calgary Colts.
It's a scene the University of Saskatchewan Huskies have seen all too much over the past few years. Leads getting away.
It happened again in their season opener on Friday night, when they battled the Manitoba Bisons.
The Huskies got out to an early lead in the second quarter, 20-7 before Manitoba outscored them 27-8 the rest of the way, securing a 34-28 road victory.
Wynyard's Lance Bashutsky - the team's kick returner - had a strong game with six returns for 172 yards, which included a 56 yard runback in the second quarter. He also had one punt return for four yards, and a special teams takedown.
Saskatchewan returns to action on Friday night, when they visit the Alberta Golden Bears.
In his first game as head coach, Mike Gibson and the Regina Rams fell to Alberta, 29-22.
Liam Jensen of Watrous, and Naicam's Dexter Dauk - both offensive linemen - are members of the Rams, who travel to UBC for a Saturday night tilt against the Thunderbirds.
Just under seven months after taking over as the team's head coach, Humboldt's Kelly Bates will make his debut as sideline boss for the Simon Fraser Clan on Saturday.
Bates, a longtime player and assistant coach in the CFL was hired to replace Jacques Chapdelaine, who joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The Clan, who have yet to post a winning record in five previous seasons of NCAA play, will also look to improve on a two win season in 2014.
They open up their playing season on Saturday afternoon when they visit the Western Oregon Wolves.
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