Falcons secure untarnished season, championship

The Fort Saskatchewan Peewee Falcons handily won their championship match against the Camrose Buffaloes in a 36-6 blowout win at Spruce Grove’s Fuhr Sports Field on Nov. 4. Lindsay Morey / Fort Saskatchewan Record

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Undefeated Peewee Falcons take CDMFA Tier 3 championship

Many hands make light work of lifting up a championship trophy.

The Fort Saskatchewan Peewee Falcons won the CDMFA Tier 4 championship on Nov. 4. Lindsay Morey / Fort Saskatchewan Record

The Fort Saskatchewan Peewee Falcons celebrated in a huge huddle with every player vying to touch their championship hardware after taking the Capital District Minor Football Association’s Tier 3 final in a blowout 36-6 win over the Camrose Buffaloes at Spruce Grove’s Fuhr Sports Field on Nov. 4.

Halfback Lucas Wescott came up big for the Fort with five touchdowns; one in the first quarter after a 67-yard gain, another in the second with an 80-yard gain, another in the third quarter with a reversed direction 105 yard gain, another with just 10 seconds left in the third, and final came in the fourth quarter with about a 100 yard gain. As a double threat, Wecott was also responsible for many of the crucial tackles.

“It feels really great to be champions, especially since we haven’t lost a game this season,” said Wescott after the game. “It was my first year playing. I had a lot of fun.”

Halfback Lucas Wescott ran in five touchdowns for the Fort’s Peewee Falcons during the championship win on Nov. 4. Lindsay Morey / Fort Saskatchewan Record

The halfback gave props to the team’s strong D-line, who held back the Buffaloes and stopped a lot of first downs. The Fort was also given some breathing room when a Camrose touchdown was called off in the third quarter due to a holding penalty. The Falcons only let in one touchdown by the Buffaloes’ Caleb Godden.

Falcons’ tight end, kicker and linebacker Ian Kozakewich was pumped about the big win. Other than executing plays almost perfectly, he said the team’s success can be linked to their mindset before walking on to the green.

“Coming here, we had a lot of team spirit on the bus and we came here with the right attitude, right way to play and we came away with the win,” he said.

Kozakewich said Wescott is an invaluable player for the Fort and has a lot of potential moving forward.

“He’s super human. I have no idea how he gets those touchdowns and he breaks every tackle that comes to him. He’s a great addition to our team,” he added.

The Falcons dominated their season, both in exhibition and regular season play and playoffs. They held seven straight regular season wins and a strong 62-13 win against the Sherwood Park Wolverines during the semi finals.

“It’s personally amazing. It’s not really easy to pull that off throughout the season,” said Wescott.

Kozakewich noted it was great to bounce back from the previous season when the Fort lost every game except for one.

“This year we won every game and didn’t lose any. It feels so good to finally do that,” Kozakewich said. “It feels so good to go and destroy every single team. It feels so good to win every single game and know that no one can beat you. You feel like you’re unstoppable.”

The Falcon’s D-line minimized the Buffaloes’ chances of getting many first downs during the CDMFA Tier 3 championship game on Sunday in Spruce Grove. Lindsay Morey / Fort Saskatchewan Record

Head coach Jeff Allen agreed an untarnished season is hard to pull off but sticking to the fundamentals such as having the D-line get low and holding tackles brought home the trophy.

“We had a tough fight today but our defence rose up and were a standout. They stopped (Godden), he got a few and one was called back, but we were finishing really strong. It was nice to see that Lucas never gave up, he just kept going and going. We always tell players to run for the green grass and it will open up.”

The whole offensive line was clicking, said the coach, however, he pointed to a play by Dayton Shand as one stand out performance.

“We created massive holes on offence today, some were a Mack Truck could go through it. We had one amazing block by Dayton that left a huge hole for Lucas to run through. That’s nice to see,” said Allen.

The team partied at a local hotel with lots of pizza.

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