Three Cochrane Cobras played key roles in Team Alberta's win in the opening game of the U18 Football Canada Cup.

Alberta shut out New Brunswick, 22-0, on July 7 at Regina's Mosaic Stadium, and are now preparing for what's expected to be a tougher match against Quebec on Wednesday.

Alberta quarterback Kohen Bohnet, of the George McDougall Mustangs, completed a 25-yd. pass to Darius Crandell, to the Bellerose Bulldogs, to score Alberta's only touchdown of the game in the second quarter. They opened up a 21-0 lead by the end of the third and added a rouge in the final quarter.

Cobra DB Solomon Carlson and D-Lineman Bennett Fauth both registered solo tackles and Caleb Wetherell was part of a solid offensive line.

Wednesday's games will determine who advances to the medals rounds.

Quebec toppled B.C. 50-19 in their opening game, Ontario shut out Nova Scotia, 58-0, and Saskatchewan limited Manitoba to one touchdown in their 36-7 win.

Saskatchewan has been a dominating force in the national cup in recent years and are in the hunt for their fourth consecutive title.

The Cochrane Cobras have continued the tradition of having players selected for the elite team. Only 40 players were selected from the 500 trying out.

Also on Team Alberta from the Rocky View high school league is running back Devon Bouwmeester, of the Springbank Phoenix. He racked up 19 yards on two carries, the longest 11 yards.

Joseph Abou Mechrek, of the Croxford Cavaliers, was one the d-line and was named defensive player of the game.