CHESTERMERE – The sixth game of the 2011 season saw the Chestermere Pee Wee Chiefs go up against the Airdrie Storm.
The Storm defeated the Chiefs back in week two of the season, so the squad had payback on their minds as they hit the field.
Coach Kelsey Johnson said that the chiefs put a new wrinkle in their offence by bringing out a passing game in a big way.
The first Chief series of the game ended with a chiefs punt, before Airdrie got the ball at the Chief’s 50 yard line. The home team’s defence picked up right where they had left off the previous Friday night by stuffing the Storm on three consecutive plays to give the ball back to their offence.
The Chief offence thanked the defence by putting up two quick first downs before Jaxson Karl took the ball 50 yards for the first touchdown of the game.
The Chief defence continued to prove their durability, as they stopped Airdrie dead in their tracks after another turnover, before a confident Chief offence took to the field.
The first play on the drive was a 20-yard pass from Dylan Wood to William Carlson, followed by a 20 -yard run by Cam Anderson. The Chiefs followed up with a trick play as running back James Borecki found William Carlson for another 10-yard pick up, however the drive stalled on the Airdrie 10-yard line.
The Chief’s defence had their only stumble of an otherwise flawless night as they gave up a 30-yard pass and run play followed by a 60-yard run for the only Airdrie score of the night.
The balance of the first half had the Chiefs moving the ball but going out on downs, and the Storm struggling to get anything against a ferocious Chief defence. Things were even at halftime at 6-6.
The Chiefs kicked off to start the second half. Airdrie fumbled and the Chiefs recovered, and ended up punting on this series. The home defence came up big to follow with a 3 and out.
Another 15 yard pass to William Carlson followed up by a James Borecki 20-yard run ended with a fumble lost at the Airdrie 20-yard line.
The Chief defence gave up a few yards on the next drive, which Johnson said was “just to give Airdrie some confidence” prior to the offence heading back onto the field.
Any hope the Airdrie club had was quickly dashed by a 30-yard James Borecki run that set up a 50-yard Jaxson Karl touchdown to seal the deal.
The Chief defence would not be denied on their final series as they pummelled the Airdrie offence into submission, giving the ball back to the trusting Chief offence.
The Chiefs picked up one first down and then took a knee to move to 4 – 2 on the season.
The Chiefs faced off Tuesday (Oct. 11) against the only other team to defeat them, Calgary Mavericks. Look for that recap, as well as the Atom Chiefs game summaries, in next week’s issue.