Quarterback Brenden Cowan used his legs rather than his arms to lead the Neepawa Tigers to victory Friday in the Rural Manitoba Football League.
Cowan rushed nine times for 98 yards and scored four touchdowns as Neepawa beat the Swan Valley Tigers 46-30. He also completed three of nine pass attempts for 88 yards and two interceptions.
In Friday’s other RMFL games, it was: Parkwest Outlaws 17, Moosomin Generals 13; and Dauphin Clippers 33, East Parkland Warriors 6.
At Swan River, Wyatt Salmon led the defence with nine tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery as Neepawa improved to 2-1 in the nine-man high school league. Swan Valley fell to 0-3.
Outlaws 17 Generals 13
At Shoal Lake, the Outlaws handed the Generals their first loss of the season.
Gage Martinook, whose father Jeff was a star running back for the Crocus Plainsmen, rushed for 95 yards on 15 carries for the Outlaws.
Mike Kosticki recovered a fumble and took it eight yards for one of the Parkwest touchdowns, while James Hunkin scored the other on a five-yard reception. Outlaws quarterback Cody Hunter completed three of seven passes for 40 yards and the major to Hunkin.
Defensively, Japanese exchange student Task Irii made 11 tackles and intercepted a pass, while Tony Byskal racked up nine tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery for Parkwest.
Clippers 33 Warriors 6
At Dauphin, Brett Mosionier had 13 tackles and picked off three passes in a dominant performance by the Clippers’ defence. Tiger Haire added eight tackles for the Clippers.
Jacob Thacker scored a couple of touchdowns on five-yard runs for Dauphin (3-0), while Riley McNight led the Clippers’ rushing attack with 14 carries for 87 yards.
Matt Kish completed was 10-for-21 passing for 147 yards, an interception and a 16-yard touchdown to Travis Weigelt. Chase MacDonald caught three passes for 71 yards and scored on an 11-yard run.
Marc Van Luijn kicked a 27-yard field goal and three converts for Dauphin.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 21, 2013