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EPC Pacers officially wrap up 2010 season

The 2010 Edwin Parr Composite (EPC) Pacers officially ended their season with their annual wrap-up party, featuring a touch football game on the snowy EPC field before the dinner and thank-you presentations to end the evening.
Former EPC Pacer Mat Smith (front) runs away from Travis Koster in a pick-up game of touch football at the Pacers wrap-up party last Wednesday evening at EPC school.
Former EPC Pacer Mat Smith (front) runs away from Travis Koster in a pick-up game of touch football at the Pacers wrap-up party last Wednesday evening at EPC school.

The 2010 Edwin Parr Composite (EPC) Pacers officially ended their season with their annual wrap-up party, featuring a touch football game on the snowy EPC field before the dinner and thank-you presentations to end the evening.

“I’d like to thank everyone who made this season such a success,” exclaimed Pacers’ head coach Pete Burden as he addressed players, parents and guests at the wrap-up supper.

Although this year’s Pacers weren’t able to qualify for the playoffs, they were able to finish their season on a strong note, winning three of their final four games.

The final stats for the season were also released at the wrap-up.

On offense, Cole Griffiths, the team’s starting quarterback for most of the season, led the way in passing yards with 683 and a completion percentage of almost 54 per cent. He also threw for three touchdowns to go along with seven interceptions.

The quarterback also added two rushing touchdowns and 96 yards rushing to go with his passing attack.

Lac La Biche pick-up Kevin Hawk, who came onto the team late in the year, led the team with five passing touchdowns and only one interception. He also competed 11 out of 18 passes for 341 yards.

In total, the four Pacer quarterbacks who played this season tossed for 1,080 yards in seven games.

Jessie Snow, who ran for 545 yards in seven games and scored a team-leading six touchdowns, led the rushing attack.

Snow also averaged 10 yards a carry.

Not far behind Snow, Jeremy Major ran for 477 yards and one touchdown. He averaged 6.5 yards per carry.

In total, the Pacers rushed for 1,567 yards on 211 carries and scored 12 touchdowns on the ground.

In the air, Pacer receivers collected a total of 1,069 yards on 87 catches, scoring 10 touchdowns in the process.

Braden Anderson led the way with five touchdowns and 354 receiving yards on 22 catches. He also averaged 15.5 yards per catch.

Brad Russell came in second in receiving with three touchdowns and 222 yards receiving on 13 catches, averaging 17 yards a catch.

In seven games, the offense gained 2636 yards in total.

On defense, Mitchell Snow and Cole Hamilton led the way in interceptions with two each.

As a whole, the defense recorded 424 tackles, seven interceptions and 10 fumble recoveries in seven games.