The charge continues

The P.A. Whiskey Jacks beat the Saskatoon Gophers 33-14 at Max Clunie Field on Friday night (Josef Jacobson/Daily Herald)

P.A. Whiskey Jacks defeat Saskatoon Gophers 33-14 at home on Friday night

The Prince Albert Whiskey Jacks put on an offensive showcase for their home fans on Friday night.

Tuks Ratuki scored two tries and added three converts to help lead the Whiskey Jacks to a 33-14 win over the Saskatoon Gophers at Max Clunie Field. With the win the team is now 4-2 on the season.

Ashton Milligan gave P.A. the lead in the first, powering the ball through a crowd near the visitors’ goal. Kevin Mageto added another try for P.A., capping off a long run, and Milligan scored the convert to to extend the lead to 12-0. Cam Oleksyn then scored his team’s third try and Ratuki converted to give the Whiskey Jacks a 19-0 lead by the end of the first half.

Despite the lopsided score, the Gophers pressed the home team hard, as the ball was pushed deep into the P.A. end for extended periods of play.

“The Gophers are a tough team, we always knew they were going to play us hard,” Whiskey Jacks coach Dominic Elsbury said after the match.

“To score first is always great but the other team then is going to really try and come back at you so we just had to weather the storm a little bit so (I’m) very pleased that the boys defended.”

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