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Three Downs: Huskies over UBC game balls

First Down: who gets your game ball on offense?

Tom: JGK was the straw that stirred the drink on Friday; the Huskie offense really got rolling once Jahlani came into the game. Game ball to him, with an honourable mention to Ben Coakwell for an outstanding performance as well.

Braeden George and Jahlani Gilbert-Knorren celebrate a fourth quarter touchdown (Derek Mortensen for Liam Richards Photography)

Dallas: Ben Coakwell had a great game on Friday, but I’m going with Jahlani Gilberrt-Knorren for my offensive game ball. He came off the bench in the second quarter and looked much more poised and confident than previous games, completing 62.5 percent of his passes for 187 yards. More importantly, he engineered the game winning drive, gaining a key first down on second and 12 and scoring the decisive touchdown. Jahlani’s play in this game should give him a lot of confidence heading into the final three games of the season.
Dog Whisperer: JGK. ‘Nuff Said.
Ryan: I have to go with Ben Coakwell although JGK had a great game. I can’t remember the last time the Huskies had a back run for over 200 yards in a game. Coakwell had some tough runs up the middle and also broke some plays outside to show his speed. He is a gritty performer and hopefully he can stay healthy for the rest of the season.

Second Down: who gets your game ball on defense?

Dog Whiserer: I’m going to take Joel Seutter. The defensive line didn’t have tremendous pressure but the Huskies are a different group with Seutter in there. They are just a tougher, nastier group with his influence.

Ryan: The interior defensive line of Steven Kovach, Zach Hart and David Rybinski stymied the T-Birds run game up the middle. David Boyd and Billy Greene had nowhere to run and is tarted up front. Good game by these three.
Dallas: Tony Michalchuk continues what should be an all-Canadian season, putting up nine tackles, a pass breakup, and the team’s only sack of the night. Tony gets my defensive game ball.
Tom: I’ll go with Peter Thiel who was in on a lot of tackles. His steady presence in the middle played an important part of the Huskies’ defense.

Third Down: who gets your game ball on special teams?

Dallas: The kick return game didn’t look promissing with Luke Thiel and Kit Hillis out. Jerit Lambert had 68 yards on seven punt returns, plus a 45 yard kickoff return after a UBC touchdown that gave the Huskies momentum and field position as they worked their way back from a six point deficit late in the third. Jerit gets my special teams game ball.

Jerit Lambert had a breakthrough game on special teams (David Stobbe for Liam Ricahrds Photography)

Tom: I agree with Dallas – Jerit Lambert was solid on returns.
Dog Whisperer: I agree, Lambert started to show us his stuff with the touches he got on special teams Friday……now when can we see him get some touches on Offensive. The guy is dangerous.
Ryan: Four for four. Jerit Lambert lit up the field on returns. He had some nicks at practice during the week, but showed no signs of slowing down on Friday night. Hopefully we see more of him in the future.

One Response to “Three Downs: Huskies over UBC game balls”

  1. Wideout says:

    Ryan wondered when was the last time a back ran for over 200 yards. Jeff Hassler ran for well over 200 yards in Regina in the last game of the 2009 regular season.

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