CHESTERMERE – It was a tough week for both the Atom and Pee Wee Chiefs teams, as both groups met some tough competition this past week.
The Pee Wee’s went up against the team that is arguably their biggest rival of the season, the Mavericks, on Oct. 11. They are the only team that the Chiefs have yet to beat this season.
Coach Kelsey Johnson said that the Chiefs came out with a spirited effort, with the ferocious defense only allowing two big plays – both to the outside – in the first half.
The offense moved the ball well but had some fumbling issues, so they were only able to complete one touchdown on the night.
The Chiefs play again on Oct. 18 versus the Stampeders, followed by their first playoff game against the Airdrie Storm on Oct. 25. Johnson said that football fans can expect a big game from both the offensive and defensive sides, as the season is now on the line.
The Chestermere Atom Chiefs also played a tough game, going up against the Lions on Oct. 16.
“We had a tough day Sunday,” said coach Clinton Bean. “The defense played very well, they only allowed three touchdowns.
“Usually when that happens we will win the game but our offense just could not punch the ball into the end zone.”
Beans said that Chiefs offense was stopped three separate times on the five yard line.
“We ended up losing the game 3-0 but the game was a lot closer than the scoreboard indicated,” he said. “The Lions were a hard hitting team and we had a few key injuries, but we will bounce back and work on some things and be ready for our next game.”
The loss brings the Atom Chief’s record to 3-3 for the season with just three games remaining.
The Atom Squad also played a special game on Oct. 3 versus the Wildcats, where they got to play on the real turf at McMahon Stadium.
“This was a great game for the Chiefs,” Bean said. “The Wildcats were a hard hitting team but we just keep plugging away and ended up winning the game 3-2 in front of many family and friends at McMahon Stadium.
“Angelina Palardy scored all three touchdowns for us, she had a great game.”
The team got to visit the Stampeders dressing room after the game, and Bean said that the kids loved every minute of it.
Look for more game highlights in next weeks issue of the Anchor.