Coach Tom Holoboff, Contributor
|Peewee Mustangs at the Lethbridge Jamboree|
Carrah Pinder-Walter photo
Unfortunately the Peewee Mustangs did not share the success of their senior counterparts. The weekend saw the Peewee Mustangs in Lethbridge for a Jamboree.
The first game started at 10 am, however the Mustangs did not wake up until about 10:30, which by that time the Coyotes had a 4 touchdown lead. So the Mustangs ended the game in style with Richie Wheels LeGrandeur scoring on a 20 yard run.
The second game saw the Mustangs playing a new opponent, the Lethbridge Bulldogs. The Bulldogs scored 2 touchdowns on their first 2 plays, which proved that the Mustang players were still sleeping at 12. Tchtchtch, kids should not be sleeping at noon. Actually, with the Bulldog players towering over most of the Mustangs, the Mustang player showed extraordinary courage in just staying in the play. After a couple of successful stops the Mustang players learned that if they use the proper techniques taught by the coaches size does not matter. By the end of the game the Mustangs were playing right with the big dogs with Tate "The Flash" Jensen scoring on a long run and Tristen Liscombe scoring on a broken play only to have the play brought back due to illegal proceedure on the opposite side of the field. The final score was 4 touchdowns to 1 but certainly did not indicate the play by the Mustangs.
The last game of the day saw the Mustangs face a fine tuned machine called the Lethbridge Rams. The Mustangs defense was up to the task with Hunter hit man Austing plugging the middle and Tate Jensen and Caleb Jones forcing the outside runs back inside where Jesse Saulnier and Grace Metcalfe were waiting to make the ball carriers aquantance. The Rams won the final game with a score of 3 touchdowns to 0 but the Mustangs showed much more effort in the last game then the first 2.
At the end of the day the coaches felt that a few of the players did not give 110% on the field, which left the other players having to pick up the slack. Coach Travis used the exaple of the chain being only as strong as the weakest link. When that link breaks the chain fails. Coach Tom felt this was a life lesson to the team showing how if they do not do what they are expected to do with 110% effort it effects more then just themselves and prevents the group from achieving their goals. With the next weekend off the Peewee Mustangs will work on teamwork and learning to play with 110% heart in everything they do, while preparing for a busy schedule the following weekend with games in Taber and the Game of the year at McMahon Stadium in Calgary as guests of the Claresholm Raiders on Monday, October 1.
Until then this is coach Tom signing off, reminding everyone that every day is a great day for football.