The Central Cyclones wasted no time getting rolling in their regular season finale on Tuesday at Gutheridge Field.

The Cyclones scored three times in the first quarter and held a 42-0 lead at halftime before closing out a 42-14 win over the Weyburn Eagles in Moose Jaw High School Football League action.

The win locks up second place for the Cyclones at 5-1, while the Eagles finish the regular season at 2-4 and in sixth place.

“I thought our offensive line did a great job at controlling the line of scrimmage and because of that Zach Hagerman had a lot of success, Aidan Baillie had a lot of success in the back field and Ryan Reidy really controlled the ball and threw it in the right spot when he needed to throw,” said head coach Colin Belsher.

Hagerman scored four touchdowns in the win for the Cyclones, as he carried the ball 22 times for 260 yards. His big day pushed him over 1,000 yards for the season, becoming the second running back this season to cross that threshold.

In total, the Cyclones ran for 334 yards and posted 436 total yards of offence as they controlled the line of scrimmage throughout the afternoon.

“I didn't know I had the yards until I was pulled out in the third quarter, but it feels good,” said Hagerman. “I would like to thank my hoggies for that, since they don't really get their names in the media or the touchdowns.

“I wouldn't trade my o-line for any other o-line in the league, let alone the province. I love those guys, I've been playing with them forever and they just do a real good job of owning that line and so a lot of the times, I'm not getting touched for three, or four, yards.”

Jonah Branning hauled in a 34-yard touchdown two minutes into the game, Hagerman added a six-yard touchdown catch six minutes later and then with 55 seconds to go in the first quarter, Baillie made it a three-score game with a 59-yard touchdown run.

The Eagles fumbled on their first play after Baillie's touchdown which led to Hagerman scoring on a 17-yard run. He added a one-yard rushing score and a 20-yard receiving touchdown before the frame was out to put Central well in front heading into halftime.

Reidy completed 6-of-8 passes for 90 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Hagerman added four catches for 47 yards, while Branning had two catches for 43 yards.

“They're a very, very good football team and we knew it was going to be a tough competition,” said Weyburn head coach Darren Abel. “We've had our struggles this year against the top teams, but the guys came back at the end and showed a little heart, which is good to see.”

Cody Vilcu hauled in a 12-yard touchdown with 56 seconds to go in the game to get Weyburn on the board and they added nine-yard score from Adair Borys with 12 seconds left.

Central had their playoff position set going into the game, but Belsher said it's nice to head into the post-season on a high note, especially with their ground game clicking on all cylinders.

“You need to have a good running game to be successful in the playoffs here in Moose Jaw,” he said. “Teams can't really rely on the pass to have success in the playoffs and we've had to do that in years past and haven't had success, so it's a great bonus to have that great running attack.”

The Cyclones will face the 0-6 Estevan Elecs in the quarterfinals on Saturday, while the Eagles will travel to Yorkton to take on the 4-2 Raiders in their quarterfinal match-up this weekend.

Peacock Unbeaten Again

The Peacock Tornadoes finished off their third straight undefeated regular season with a 54-32 win over the Elecs in Estevan on Tuesday.

“I thought we had a pretty decent game overall,” said Tornadoes head coach Blake Buettner. “Our kids came in and had a pretty game in all three phases, but credit to Estevan, they had a really good passing game and scored some touchdowns in the second half.”

The Tornadoes went into the game with first place locked up after last week's 36-14 win over Yorkton. They will now have a bye in the first round of the playoffs and await their opponent in the league semifinals next Saturday.

The Vanier Vikings finished the regular season with a 55-16 loss in Yorkton to the Raiders. That puts the Vikings at 2-4, but they will finish in fourth place and host the also 2-4 Swift Current Colts in the quarterfinals on Saturday at Gutheridge Field.