Sports Football

Wolverines drop opener 0

By Dan Falloon, Portage Daily Graphic

Brendon Brydges (#9) provides cover for returner Bradley Kyle during the Westman Wolverines' 42-30 loss to the East Side Eagles in Winnipeg on Saturday. (Dave Stantial/Submitted photo)

Brendon Brydges (#9) provides cover for returner Bradley Kyle during the Westman Wolverines' 42-30 loss to the East Side Eagles in Winnipeg on Saturday. (Dave Stantial/Submitted photo)

The Westman Wolverines dropped the opening game of the year.

The Wolverines (0-1) were close, but couldn't quite come back on the visiting East Side Eagles in Brandon on Saturday.

The Wolverines led 8-7 after the first quarter, but a huge second quarter for the Eagles had them up 32-15 at the break. The Wolverines trimmed the lead to just two in the third quarter, but East Side cemented the game with a 10-point fourth.

Portage's Danton Nagorski contributed offensively for the Wolverines, hauling in a 17-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Seth Hume. Nagorski also picked up a 15-yard reception to finish with 32 yards on the day.

Brendon Brydges, also of Portage, is in his third year with the team, and is serving as a captain.

The Wolverines will resume play Saturday in Winnipeg when they play the St. Vital Mustangs at 3 p.m.

dan.falloon@sunmedia.ca

Twitter: PDGdfalloon

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