The Bucs have now twice pummelled the St. Albert Stars, first on their home field July 7 (pictured) and then on the road three weeks later. Black Press News Services file

Bucs’ hammer Stars to solidify second

Central Alberta’s senior football club to battle at home for first place Aug. 11

It was yet another roll to victory for the Central Alberta Buccaneers, this time on the road.

For the third straight week, the Buc’s played a strong overall game and pummelled the Stars in St. Albert by a count of 62-6.

“They are performances we’ve come to expect out of our quarterback and receivers. We kind of got a little bit more run game action happening and then our defence, aside from one little error, played almost a perfect game,” said offensive lineman Vince Roth.

The victory, the second lopsided win over the Stars this season, leaves the Buc’s with a stranglehold on second place in the Alberta Football League (AFL) with a 6-1 record.

However, the biggest test of the season for the club will come this week in the team’s final home game of the season.

The Buc’s will host the Fort McMurray Monarchs who have dominated the league so far, unbeaten in their seven games so far and the only club to upset the Buc’s — courtesy a 32-10 win in Fort Mac in week two on June 2.

Game time slated for 6 p.m. kickoff at Setters Place in Great Chief Park in Red Deer on Aug. 11.

“(This game) will be in support of the Red Deer Food Bank, so we’ll be accepting donations, cash or food at the gate,” Roth added.

“More than likely, it will be a preview of the league championship game.”

Just Posted

Truck stolen out of Red Deer, burned near Ponoka

Ponoka RCMP investigate a stolen truck, plus 19-year-old assaults police

Officer-involved shooting in Maskwacis under investigation

The incident occurred just after midnight while officers were looking for a suspect in a shooting

Ponoka’s on the CP Holiday Train stop coming in December

The train starts up Nov. 27 featuring performers Terri Clark, Sierra Noble and Kelly Prescott

Ponoka County fire crews handle second baler fire in 12 hours

Fire crews handled a baler fire just west of Gull Lake

Red Deer RCMP ask for assistance to ID suspect in indecent acts

The suspect exposed himself to a woman and made sexual comments to her

Canada Post strikes leaves small shops in the lurch as holidays approach: CFIB

Rotating strikes began in Victoria, Edmonton, Halifax and Windsor

Outdoor retailer MEC vows to boost diversity after online complaint

Mountain Equipment Co-op was criticized for perpetuating a white-only picture of the outdoors

Trump vilifies caravan, says he’ll cut Central American aid

Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the Guatemala-Mexico border, about 5,000 Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border Sunday in southern Mexico.

Federal carbon tax rebates will exceed the cost for most people affected

Officials say 70 per cent of people in those provinces will get back more than they end up paying out as fuel costs rise to incorporate the carbon tax.

Rotating strike in Toronto will have ‘significant impact,’ says Canada Post

Canada Post union announces rotating strikes in four Canadian cities.

Cancelling Saudi Arabia arms deal would cost $1 billion: Trudeau

Canada has added its voice to global calls for answers, with Trudeau telling the CBC in an interview today that the Saudi government’s explanation of what happened lacks credibility.

China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

The $20 billion bridge took almost a decade to build while incurring major delays and cost overruns

Dangerous Cat 4 Hurricane Willa closing in on Mexico coast

Officials said 7,000 to 8,000 people were being evacuated from low-lying areas, mostly in Sinaloa state

Excessive speed named as cause of Taiwan train derailment

18 people were killed and at least 170 more were injured

Most Read