A dominant performance by the Swift Current Comp. Colts offence and defence helped them capture the SHSAA South Rural 12-Man Football Tier II trophy today.
Swift Current scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and never looked back as they rushed past the Moose Jaw Vanier Vikings 50-7 at Colts Field.
"I'm really proud of our guys and excited they got a chance to play at home here," Colts Head Coach Derek Murdoch said. "Obviously the weather turned out to be amazing, all the parents are smiling, and we got some pictures. It's a good way for us to finish our year off and send our grade 12's off with a big win."
Colts receiver Derric Dulatre kickstarted the offence scoring two touchdowns within a three-minute span in the first quarter including a 70-yard reception. The other was a 17-yard run.
Riley Wingert also scampered into the end zone on a 16-yard run to put Swift Current up 21-0 by the end of the first quarter.
Just before halftime, receiver Jarron Reid stretched the home side lead to 31-0 on a 74-yard run up the middle.
"We were thinking this week that if we executed the way we had the last couple weeks on offence running the ball outside that we would have success," he said. "We kind of reworked some system stuff and kind of loaded up and had a ton of guys outside lead blocking for our skilled guys and they executed."
Grade 12 Ryder Smith continued the Colts' impressive run game late in the third quarter registering a 47-yard rushing touchdown making it 42-0.
The Vikings would respond with their lone score of the game 30 seconds later.
Dulatre capped off a three-touchdown game early in the fourth quarter on a 12-yard play.
Colts kicker Kye Griffin went 6-for-6 on the extra points and also had two field goals, one from 30-yards and one from 21-yards.
"We were almost a different team offensively from the first couple of games," he said. "Credit to the work with coach Kouri they game plan stuff and coach Nicholson with our O-line, we got better every week."
Swift Current is expected to return 30 players next season, losing only half a dozen to graduation.