Manitoba Wins Silver at Western U16 Football
WINNIPEG, MB. – Team Manitoba whipped Saskatchewan 33-8 in Lethbridge on Sunday to finish second at the Football Canada U16 Western Challenge.
Alberta completed the round-robin tournament undefeated with a 3-0 record after earning a 28-0 shutout victory over British Columbia in their final outing. Manitoba claimed the silver medal, completing the Challenge with a 2-1 record while Saskatchewan won the bronze medal with a 1-2 mark. British Columbia was winless
On Sunday, Kaiden Bannon scored two touchdowns to help Manitoba secure the win.
In the opening quarter, Jackson Milton-Owens’ field goal attempt went wide to the back of the end zone to give Saskatchewan a 1-0 lead.
But then Manitoba quarterback Carter Kutzan found his way into the end zone for a three-yard major. After Saskatchewan conceded a safety to Manitoba, Kutzan connected with Bannon for a 75-yard touchdown pass to increase the team’s lead.
At halftime, Manitoba led 19-1.
In the second half, Kutzan hit Matthew Saccino on a 99-yard touchdown reception and Bannon added a seven yard major.
Players of the Game for Manitoba were QB Kutzan (offence) and DL Ethan Papineau (defence).
Scott Taylor, MyToba Sports