STEPHENVILLE It doesn’t get any closer on the gridiron.
The league-leading, undefeated Winmar Raiders eked out a 2-1 victory over the Western College Jets Sunday at the May Field in Stephenville.
In a defensive battle, the game had both sides trading rouges before the final five minutes in one of two Corner Brook Coors Light Touch Football League games played Sunday as the league allowed the Stephenville entry an opportunity to play host to Week 7 of the schedule at the miway mark in the regular season.
Raiders Colin Lynch punched in the seldom seen one-point kick just before with Greg Keats of the Jets evening the mark with a kick early in the second half.
Then, Raiders quarterback Bill Avery added a rouge in the dying minutes to seal the victory to keep his squad undefeated on the season.
The Jets quarterbacks were on the hook for four interceptions with John Finn charged with one and Josh White responsible for three.
Chris Dohaney snagged the lone pick from Avery.
Dohaney and Steve Vardy of the Raiders had two sacks apiece in the low-scoring affair.
In other action, the Golden Gophers continued to show an offensive flavour once again with quarterback Frank Humber throwing five touchdowns and two interceptions in a 34-20 triumph over the Pasadena Pirates Sunday in the airport town.
Dean Barker was on the receiving end of two tosses from Humber, while Rob Myrden, Steve Hynes and Adam Joyce caught touchdowns in the offensive shootout.
Althought the scoreboard indicated a two-touchdown defeat, quarterback Greg Myrden held his own for the Pirates throwing two touchdown passes and running another in while finishing up the game with no interceptions on his record.
Pirates player Adam Mosher hauled in two deep TD passes from Whalen and also added a two-point convert.
Steve Kelly and Mark Gillis held the defensive front for the Pirates, both credited with an interception against lefty Humber.
League action resumes Sunday with three games on the gridiron at Wellington Street Sports Complex.