In SWAC nine-man football action on Thursday, playing under cool and windy conditions, the 4-0 Shaunavon Shadows headed up the highway to take on the 1-3 Gull Lake Lions.On the opening possession, the Shadows were firing on all cylinders as they jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead. Shaunavon scored again before the Lions' offense got on track to close the gap to 14-6. The rest of the first half was a back and forth affair until the Shadows punched one in with under a minute left to take a 21-6 lead.
The second half was very tough as both teams forced turnovers and kept the tempo of the play at a high level. Gull Lake managed one more major, while the Shadows punched in two for a 34-14 Shadows win.
In the other SWAC game on Friday, the visiting Maple Creek Redmen defeated Assiniboia 51-19.
In the final week of the regular season Shaunavon (5-0) will head to Maple Creek (4-1) on Friday, while Assiniboia (0-5) visits Gull Lake (1-4) on Thursday.