The Columbia Valley Bighorns football team lifted themselves into second place with a close 22-16 win in Cranbrook October 9.
In a game that saw the score tied at 7-7 at halftime, the Cranbrook Rams took the lead on a fieldgoal before the Bighorns charged back into the lead with a pair of touchdowns and a two-point conversion.
From there, it was a matter of controlling the field on defence, and controlling the ball on offense to run out the clock for the victory.
“The team was fabulous, they were listening, and they were focused,” said Bighorns coach Bruce Marlow. “We really wanted to make sure there were no big mistakes this game.”
Big mistakes being exactly what the Bighorns avoided, committing only one turnover in the win.
However, with a rematch against Cranbrook on the horizon Sunday, October 16 at Bighorns Field, Marlow knows that his team still has areas that need improvement.
“Our defense has been great, and our offense is finally coming together,” Marlow said.
“We’re looking forward to another tough game against Cranbrook, and while they’re in last place, they certainly don’t play like their in last. We have to make sure we play with confidence.”