New Estevan Comprehensive School Elecs quarterback Kaleb Bechtold looked good in his first game behind centre and the defence held strong for most of the first half but it was the Moose Jaw Peacock Tornadoes coming through with a 36-12 victory to open the Elecs’ season in Moose Jaw.
The Elecs opened the scoring in the second quarter with a 46 yard catch and run from Jonah Bachorcik but the Tornadoes came back with a safety and a touchdown before the end of the first half to claim a 9-6 lead at halftime in Moose Jaw High School Football League action.
The third quarter belonged to the Tornadoes, who have been in seven of the last 10 provincial 3A finals, and they ran away with the game.
Dalton Schrader pulled in a seven-yard pass with less than a minute to go in the game for the Elecs’ only other score.
Bechtold was 14-for-26 passing for 210 yards and wasn’t intercepted once. Rylan Erdelyan led receivers with 93 yards on three catches, while Bechtold led Elecs rushers with 22 yards on the ground.
The Elecs got some injuries during the game and won’t have a lot of time to lick their wounds as they return to action Tuesday at home to Moose Jaw Vanier.