Written by Kelly McCheyne
Battle River Shock Regular Season Game Schedule
Game # Date – Time Home Team Visiting Team Location
1 Sat. – Apr. 09 @03:00 pm Battle River Shock St. Albert Storm Spruce Grove Fuhr Sports Park
2 Wed. – Apr. 13 @08:30 pm Edmonton Raiders Battle River Shock Clarke Park
3 Thu. – Apr. 21 @07:00 pm Battle River Shock Edmonton Mustangs Johnny Bright Bowl
4 Sat. – Apr. 23 @04:00 pm Battle River Shock Parkland Predators (Black) Clarke Park
5 Sat. – Apr. 30 @11:00 am Edmonton Chargers Battle River Shock Clarke Park
Game Story: Midget Tier I – 2011-04-09
Battle River Shock (7) vs. St. Albert Storm (7)
Game Story: Battle River Shock
STORM AND SHOCK BATTLE TO 7-7 TIE: One might think, first game of the season, 7-7 tie, sounds boring. Well this game was anything BUT! For whatever reason both these teams seem to have a real dislike for each other, and it showed with fierce hits, several penalties, and some determined play.
The SHOCK opened the scoring on a strong 12yd rush by Brad Huhnold. Huhnold was there all day providing the tough yards up the middle. Returning Veteran Greg Fowler led the team in rushing with 51yds, showing great speed. In true SHOCK fashion the running game was also bolstered by Colton Hutchinson and Jason Atherton. Quarterbacks Scott Pearson and Morgan Loshny split time with both trying to find their game.
The Defence which led the league last year began where it left off. Colton Hutchinson has amazing game speed and found himself making several tackles. Brad Huhnold picked up a Sack, and Dilshant Garcha had the lone SHOCK fumble recovery late in the game to preserve the tie.
This was an exciting game that came down to Specialty Teams. The Storm had a chance to win with a fieldgoal, which came up about 3 inches short hitting the upright. In the 4th quarter the SHOCK went for a punt through the endzone with Brody Slagman unlaunching a rocket which landed just short of the endline and was returned to the…1 yard line. With less than a minute left and the Storm driving inside the SHOCK 30, Garcha came up with the loose ball. The SHOCK tried a 55 yard fieldgoal with Slagman, who has a CFL leg, only to have it blocked on the last play of the game. Wow, and this was only game 1. The SHOCK are right back at it, this Wednesday against the Edmonton Raiders. Great just enough time to recharge my pacemaker!