The Steinbach Sabres took a 21-0 first half lead and went on to beat the Neelin Spartans 28-0 in a Winnipeg High School Football League game Wednesday at Steinbach.
Dylan Minshull led the Spartans with 19 carries for 129 yards, but Neelin head coach Robert Cullen said, overall, his team wasn’t sharp from the get-go in the first-place battle.
“We came out lackadaisical, we weren’t ready to play and we couldn’t do anything offensively,” said Cullen, whose team fell to 2-1 in the Andy Currie Division. “Steinbach’s a really good team and they took it to us in the first half. Once we settled down, they really couldn’t to anything against us either.”
Neelin’s Dustin Lamont carried two times for 28 yards, while Bryce Keilback and Dylan Minshull combined for only minus-2 yards passing.
Brandon Williams had four tackles and an interception for the Spartans defence, which held the Sabres (3-0) off the scoreboard in the second half until a Steinbach touchdown with 30 seconds left. Brock Hiltner had five tackles and a fumble recovery for Neelin, while Matt Mitchler had seven tackles and Keegan Herperger and Quinton Hunter added five tackles apiece. Joe Waters punted nine times for a 36-yard average.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 20, 2012