The Estevan Comprehensive School (ECS) Elecs are gearing up for an exciting home opener at Woodlawn Athletics Field this Friday, September 8, at 7:00 p.m. They will be hosting the formidable Weyburn Eagles in a highly anticipated match.
Head coach Mark Schott spoke to Rock 106 about the upcoming game, expressing his excitement and confidence in his team's abilities. Weyburn Eagles have been a force to reckon with in the provincial football scene, making consecutive appearances in the provincial final over the last two years. However, Coach Schott believes his Elecs are up for the challenge, citing the depth of talent on the team and the unwavering commitment of the players.
"We have a lot of excellent talent on our team, and we're probably the deepest team that we've had in years," Coach Schott noted. "The kids have bought in right from day one, and we are eager and excited to get onto the field."
One notable aspect of the Estevan Elecs' resurgence is the increased roster depth. Coach Schott shared that they currently have around 40 players, a significant improvement from previous years. Notably, the team has welcomed five players from Oxbow, who have become key contributors on both offence and defence.
"We have 5 kids from Oxbow, and they've been with us for a couple of years now. They are key members of our team on both sides of the ball, offence and defence," Coach Schott emphasized.
When asked about their offensive strategy for the game, Coach Schott mentioned their versatility. The Elecs have a strong passing game and a steadily improving run game, aiming to keep the defence guessing and on their toes.
"We want to try to be a balanced offensive unit just to keep the defence guessing and on their toes. But we're definitely capable of moving the ball both through the air and on the ground," Coach Schott explained.
Coach Schott also encouraged the community to come out and support the team during the home opener. The game will take place at Woodlawn Athletic Field, starting at 7:00 p.m. Admission for adults is $5, while kids under 18 get in for free. The proceeds from the admission fees contribute to the program's facilities and overall quality, ensuring a top-notch experience for the players.
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