This past weekend the Oscars saw lots of action beating Peace Wapiti 51-0 on friday and lossing to Sexsmith 27-0 on saturday.
Peace Wapiti is the other brand new team in the league this year and only have about 19 players on the roster, so the Oscars went into this game with alot of confidence. Perhaps too much.
Despite the score the Oscars offense could not get clicking, and by half time the special teams and defence had out scored them. Chase Watson returned a kickoff for a touchdown and Joel Fenton returned a punt for a touchdown and the defense recored a safety all in the first quarter.
The offense did start to show life in the second half with some big runs and nice catches but the game in general was littered with penalties, that cost 3 more touchdowns.
Saturdays exhibition game against Sexsmith was a much more diciplined affair. Just like the 51-0 score the day before didn't tell the truth about our offense, the 27-0 score didn't tell the truth about our defense. Brendan Hunt is a starting outside linebacker but played a whale of a game at safety after being forced into action as a percaution for Joel Fenton sore shoulder. Brendan knocked down 3 touchdown passes that could have made the game alot more lopsided, and the defense after repeatedly being put into bad field position stood tall. I think this weekend taught us the importance of special teams, both the good and the bad.