As football season winds down the Chestermere Chiefs Community Football Association would like to thank our community for it’s continued support. Our players and parents hit the streets of Chestermere on October 5 for our Blitz Night, in an attempt to sell the remaining Chiefs Discount Cards. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year! All money goes back to the kids! We are able to purchase new equipment to keep our athletes safe as they learn the ultimate team sport! We all know a little competition is healthy! The winners of the top seller contests will be announced at our banquet night on November 17! Also on Friday, October 13 we hosted our annual Pub Night Fundraiser at West Creek Pub and it was a huge success. Our board presented owner, Dieter Gesell, with a player signed jersey to show how much we appreciate his support of our Club!
ATOM FOOTBALL UPDATE by Head Coach Theo Price
The sun came out the morning of October 8 to take a bite out of a chilling north wind at Shouldice Athletic Park. It was a thanksgiving clash as the Chestermere Chiefs Atom athletes took on the Calgary Mavericks. The Chiefs did not disappoint. A smothering defense led by DL Kyle S., DB-Dylan Johnson and LB-Nico Bec held the Mavericks to one score. The entire defense came to play and it was an awesome performance! The offence put on a lights out show. Two-way players Big Jake Grauman and Trenton Greenwood made tackles on defense and created huge holes on offence. RB Gabriel Larios took advantage of his blocking to juke and jive his way for 3 scores. QB Tyson Price rumbled his way for two 40-yard TD runs, proving he has complete command of the offence. 5th year RB Brodie Solvason once again powered his way to the end zone. And QB J.J. Garner capped the scoring with a slashing run, right through the middle of the Calgary defense. An awe-inspiring display of tackling, blocking and running that had coaches and parents dizzy with anticipation for next weeks contest. Three more games to go and this Atom team proves that hard work in practice, pays off in the games. The entire 25-player roster is competing and contributing in all areas. All coaches and parents are extremely proud of every single players efforts.
October 15 was a great day for football once again for the Chestermere Chiefs Atom Team. The Okotoks Falcons where the opponent, and they came to play. Chestermere was in tough from the get go. A stout Falcons defense held Chestermere in check most of the first half. The strong part of this Chiefs team is the defense. And they had another strong showing. LB-Nico Bec had an impressive outing. LB Yusuf Taha, who never disappoints, was everywhere. DL Logan Madan got in the backfield and disrupted the talented Okotoks offence. First year QB Colin Johnson is finding his groove with two great runs. RB-Nolan Querin keeps churning out the yards and looks better every game. The twin towers of Dylan and Callum Johnson are catching and running the ball with authority. A tough game, by a tough opponent, that proves to these young men and women you have to come to play every game. With two more games to go in the season it is time to finish strong and we have no doubt this team can do just that! The Chiefs are a talented team, full of desire and dedication. Their commitment to compete does not go unnoticed by all coaches and parents.
On a side note, the annual Tomahawk Cup between the Pee Wee and Atom coaches was held Thursday October 12. It was quite a battle between these out of shape and overage footballers. The Atom Coaches team, through shear talent, took the epic show down 7-0. Corie “The Rifle” David’s TD pass to Elio Querin was all the scoring the Atoms needed. With three interceptions on defense (1 by MVP Corie David) the Atom Coaches shutdown a tired but willing Pee Wee offence. Better luck next year Pee Wee! It was a great night! Our program would not be possible without all our fabulous volunteer coaches! Thank you for your dedication, time and direction!! You are all amazing!
Chestermere Chiefs Pee Wee Team heads into the playoffs on a winning streak.
By Head Coach Chris Bailey
The Chestermere Chiefs Pee Wee team is heading into the CPFA playoffs Saturday October 20 with confidence, as a result of a strong performance in their last game with a 26-6 victory over the Pee Wee Calgary Colts at Shouldice Park.
The scoring started in the 1st quarter on a long drive by the Chiefs capped off on a 2-yard dive play by Quarterback Emmett Morris. The score stayed that way until the last play of the 1st half when the Colts responded with a 22 yard touchdown pass, making the score 6-6 at half time.
The Chiefs opened up the second half with strong defense and several quarterback sacks by Nick Duhaime, Cooper Barclay and an interception by Riley Wilson. Then midway through the 3rd quarter Fullback Alex Airth broke out with a Fantastic 75 yard run for his 1st TD of the season caped off by a 1 point run by Middle linebacker, Ty Bailey, giving the Chiefs a 13-6 lead.
The Chiefs continued the scoring with another 70 yard run by Tailback Kale Erickson his 1st Touchdown of the season! Erikson’s touchdown would not have happened if not for the massive block by Fullback Alex Airth which opened a huge hole. The 3rd quarter finished with the Chiefs having a 19-6 lead.
The Chiefs again displayed a strong defense having 3 sacks and 2 tackles for losses in the 4th quarter and finished the game with a 46 yard interception and touchdown by Middle Linebacker Ty Bailey his 1st Pick six of the season, again capping off the TD with the extra point, giving the Chiefs a 26-6 win. The crowd went wild with excitement as the Pee Wee athletes raised their helmets high once again in victory!
The Chiefs will again take on the Calgary Colts in the first round off the playoffs. In hopes of winning their first ever playoff game we know our athletes will bring the same strong effort and determination!
See you at the Field! Go Chiefs!