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  • Irish drop final home game of 2016 to Calgary Gators

    Andrew Halipchuk – Airdrie City View – Thursday, July 14, 2016 Playoff hopes for the Airdrie Irish...

  • Defensive lineman brings experience to Irish

    Andrew Halipchuk – Airdrie City View – Thursday, July 14, 2016 When the Airdrie Irish senior men’s...

  • Monarchs blank Vandals

    Robert Murray – Fort McMurray Today – Tuesday, July 12, 2016 The Fort McMurray Monarchs were rolling...

  • Irish hammered in rain out

    Britton Ledingham – Airdrie Echo – Tuesday, July 12, 2016 The Airdrie Irish have had better days. The...

  • Bucs wreak havoc in Calgary

    Todd Lewis – Chairman – Central Alberta Buccaneers The Central Alberta Buccaneers improved to 5-0 with a...

  • Bucs quarterback works to bring team together

    Zachary Cormier – Lacombe Express – Thursday, July 7, 2016 The Central Alberta Buccaneers have been a force to be reckoned with in the Alberta FootballLeague this year. Although the Bucs have been a contender in the eight-team AFL for the past few years, they have never been able to overcome the challenge of the two perennially dominant teams in theleague, the Calgary Gators and the Fort McMurray Monarchs, partially due to the fact thattheir offense wasn’t able to put up the points needed to get the job done. That’s where new starting quarterback Brandon Leyh comes in. “I’m feeling pretty good. I feel like myself and the receivers have been on the same page prettymuch the whole year and the offense have been working really smoothly, which has been nice,”said Leyh, who originally hails from Vancouver. A former Atlantic University Sport All-Star, Leyh was recruited by Bucs Head Coach DevonHand earlier this year after graduating from Mount Allison University, where he spent fourseasons as the starting quarterback of the Mount Allison Mounties of the CIS. “I knew I was graduating this past April and New Brunswick is not so good at finding jobs. I’malso from B.C. as well, so I wanted to move a little bit closer to home,” said Leyh. “Devon Hand reached out to me and said he’d help me find a job if I decided to come here andcoming out of college your number one fear is finding a job, so that’s what led me to the Bucs.”...

  • Drillers win at home

    Logan Clow – Daily Herald Tribune – Sunday, June 26, 2016 Trace Griko and Jordon Fersch scored...

  • Monarchs stun drillers

    Robert Murray – Fort McMurray Today – Monday, June 27, 2016 Winless against the Calgary Gators since...

  • Chestermere quarterback signs with CJFL squad

    Andrew Halipchuk – Rocky View Weekly – Monday, June 27, 2016 Chestermere quarterback Morgan is heading to...

  • Bucs steamroll Vandals to remain undefeated

    The Central Alberta Buccaneers hopped on the bus for their first long road trip of the 2016 seasonwhen they visited the Lloydminister Vandals on Saturday evening. Both teams held undefeated records heading into the game, with the Bucs holding a 3-0 record whilethe Vandals clung to a 2-0 record after their bye week last week. The Buccaneer offense wasted little time getting rolling. After the initial kickoff, the Pirate offenseneeded only two plays to find the Vandal end-zone. It wouldn’t be the last time, either, as the Bucs rolled to a dominating 65-3 victory. “I thought we made a lot of big plays on the offensive side of the ball,” said Buccaneer QuarterbackBrandon Leyh after the game. “We have a ton of playmakers. It seemed like only a matter of time until one of them broke loose.” While the Buc offense was firing on all cylinders, their defense was slow to start. The Vandal offensewas able to run the ball deep into Buc territory several times in the first quarter. “Lloyd came out really hard. I think we were taken back by it to be honest. They hit hard throughoutthe game,” said Leyh. Despite the Vandals’ early momentum, the Pirate defense eventually managed to slow them downand hold them to a single field goal. The Buccaneer defense rallied for the remainder of the game and played with more consistency. After the final whistle, the Bucs were victorious with a convincing 65-3 win. They are tied for first inthe AFL with the Calgary Gators. Both teams have a 4-0 record. Looking forward, the Bucs have a long road ahead of them before they compete for the AFLchampionship. While they have had success in the first half of the season, they cannot rest on their laurels. “We need to clean up the little things. Penalties are killing us; we have to be the more disciplinedteam going forward. We have the pieces but we have a long way to go,” Leyh said. Luckily the Bucs have a bye week next week where they can practice, rest and heal any injuries. Theirnext game is set on July 9th in Calgary against the Wolfpack. – Cormier /...

  • Irish win first 2016 game thanks to big second half

    Andrew Halipchuk – Airdrie City View – Wednesday, June 22, 2016 The Airdrie Irish put an end...

  • Central Alberta Buccaneers Pillage the Lloydminster Vandals, 65-3

    Todd Lewis – Central Alberta Buccaneers chairperson – Monday, June 20, 2016 The Central Alberta Buccaneers hopped...

  • Monarchs mark return to Fort McMurray with statement game

    Robert Murray – Fort McMurray Today – Sunday, June 19, 2016 In their return to town and...

  • Bucs continue winning ways

    Ashli Barrett – Lacombe Globe – Friday, June 17, 2016 For the moment, the Central Alberta Buccaneers...