Cobras go undefeated at weekend football jamboree in Raymond

Season Opener - The Claresholm Cobras peewee football team opened their season with a jamboree in Raymond on Saturday, Sept. 7. Here, they face the Lethbridge Cougars. Photo submitted

By Rob Vogt Local Press Writer

Another season of peewee football kicked off for the Claresholm Cobras this past weekend with a jamboree in Raymond that saw the Cobras go undefeated. The Cobras travelled to Raymond’s Victoria Sports Park football field on Saturday, Sept. 7, where all 10 teams in the Southern Alberta Minor Football Association were there to determine which division they were placed in.

Team officials said the Claresholm Cobras played well with many first-time players on the team. They have 23 players this year which makes for a very exciting season and four of them are playing from Fort Macleod. The format of the jamboree is for the players to be able to learn in a game environment that is not high pressure. The games are played from the 40-yard line, each team gets 10 plays, and then they switch.

The coaches are on the field to help get the players positioned and give them their plays. Each touchdown is worth a point, and there are no extra points kicked. Claresholm first played the Lethbridge Junior Cougars and tied them 2-2, that is two touchdowns each, no extra points. Then they played the Pincher Creek Mustangs and won 1-0. The last game of the day was against The Taber Rebels and Claresholm won that one as well 1-0.

The schedule was distributed this past weekend and the Cobras were placed in the “B” division. Their opponents are the Taber Rebels, Magrath Wolverines, Pincher Creek Mustangs and the Cardston Cougars. The Claresholm Cobras’ page on Facebook is

Surrounded – The Claresholm Cobras bantam football club opened their season in Magrath with a 30-0 loss to the Wolverines on Saturday, Sept. 7. After a rough start, the Cobras shut down the Wolverines, allowing just one point in the second half. Here, Cobra Owen Van Dellen is surrounded by a wall of Wolverines as he carries the ball. The Cobras play their first game at home this Saturday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. at the Willow Creek Composite High School football field. Photo by Frank McTighe, Macleod Gazette

They start league play against Pincher Creek at Pincher Creek on Thursday, Sept. 12. The game starts at 6 p.m.