The Crocus Plains Plainsmen dropped a tough 32-29 decision to the host St. Paul’s Crusaders in their Winnipeg High School Football League season opener on Friday.
Plainsmen head coach Kevin Boyd said it was a thrilling game to watch, and that he expects big things from the team this year.
“I was so proud of the kids, they played with a lot of heart. They never gave up at all, and I probably haven’t seen that much heart in a team in probably 10 years,” Boyd said. “They just don’t know how to win yet, but that’s going to come.”
Victor St. Pierre led the Plainsmen with 10 carries for 106 yards rushing and a touchdown on a 105-yard kick-off return.
Cody Robertson had eight carries and 37 yards rushing, while Taylor Maloney had seven catches for 228 yards and two TDs of 88 yard and 50 yards. Crocus quarterback Ryan Baker went 9-of-14 for 238 yards with two TD tosses and a one-yard TD run.
Defensively, Steven Siebrecht had 15 tackles and one sack for Crocus, Nathan Knott had eight tackles and one interception, while Martin Walker had nine tackles.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 8, 2012