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Clippers Set To Learn From First Loss


The learning experience for the Dauphin Clippers football team continued Friday in Swan River, only this time the young squad learned what was like to experience some adversity.

The host Swan Valley Tigers handed the local high school team a 56-7 loss, with Dauphin’s only touchdown coming on a run by Scott Gower.

Clippers general manager Cam Bennet said the players were in a little bit of shock, especially in the first two minutes of the game.

“We actually settled in not bad after they got three touchdowns. We kind of woke up a little bit and played a fair bit better,” he said. “But far too many two-and-outs. The offence really struggled.”

Quarterback Thomas Scott was unable to make it to the game, so Matt Zurba stepped in and did an admirable job, going five-for-10 for 91 yards ande running the ball for another eight yards. But the Clippers only managed 39 yards on the ground, led by Owen Vandepoele’s 27 yards on five carries.

Bennet would have liked to have had more time to prepare for the next meeting with the Tigers, but that will not be the case as the two teams meet in Dauphin, Friday at 4:30 p.m.

There's lots more from the game in this week's Dauphin Herald!

Doug Zywina