Daily Herald Staff
The last seven days for the bantam River Riders have not been very enjoyable as an injury-riddled squad was crushed in a pair of games in Saskatoon Kinsmen Minor Football League action.
The River Riders were in Saskatoon on Wednesday, but fell 42-0 to the Bulldogs and then on Sunday they were back in the Hub City only to be outscored 56-6 by the Raiders. Jordon Solomon had the lone touchdown for the River Riders, who were also manhandled 63-0 by the Titans last Sunday.
The bantam River Riders are now 1-4 on the season and they will return to action next weekend to try and end a three-game skid when they host the Warriors at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Max Clunie Field.
The pee wee River Riders were also in Saskatoon on the weekend, but results from their match against the Panthers were unavailable. The pee wee River Riders, who have yet to win in four previous starts this season, will host the pee wee Warriors on Sunday at 1 p.m., also at Max Clunie Field.
In other football news, a pair of St. Mary Marauders who were injured in their 17-12 victory over the Carlton Crusaders on Friday in the second annual Canadian Tire Classic are reported to be in good shape other than some soreness and bruising.
Marauder head coach Curt Hundeby said on Sunday that Zach Bochetti, who was taken from the field late in the game in an ambulance, had x-rays and everything is all clear. Kolton Oftedal, who left the match prior to the end of the first half, is also on the mend with just a bruised hip causing some discomfort.
The Marauders, who are now 2-1 on the season, will travel to Saskatoon on Thursday to face Walter Murray while Carlton, which is winless in four starts, takes on powerhouse Holy Cross in Saskatoon on Sunday.
Both schools have just one home game left on the schedule as Carlton hosts Bethlehem Collegiate on Oct. 10 while St. Mary wraps up its schedule with a game against Aden Bowman on Oct. 18. Both of those home games will be played at Max Clunie Field.