High School Playoffs (SK) [8]: North Battleford Vikings are Provincial Champions in 2017

Every week canadafootballchat.com (CFC) will be getting the scoop on what went down in high school football and what’s coming up the following week. If you have a game recap or upcoming preview, please submit it to [email protected].

North Battleford Vikings are Provincial Champions

After a strong regular season, followed by dominating postseason the North Battleford Vikings capped off 2017 with a provincial championship victory.

The Vikings defeated the Yorkton Raiders 14-7 victory in last Saturday’s thrilling contest at Beaver Lions Field in North Battleford.

It was a clash between two teams who have been dominant all season long. The Vikings and Raiders had each been apart of their fair share of one side blowouts this season, but this game was different. The cold weather played a large factor in the game as Vikings star quarterback Damon Dutton threw two interceptions in the game, despite only throwing one pick in the 2017 regular season.

The cold weather played a large factor in the game as Vikings star quarterback Damon Dutton threw two interceptions in the game, despite only throwing one pick in the 2017 regular season.

However, the Vikings defense held up equally strong, shutting out the Raiders throughout the majority of the contest. Yorkton quarterback and MJHSFL MVP Jordin Rusnack was stymied all game long by this stout defense. Rusnack will return to the Raiders program next season for his senior season and will be more than eager to get back to the big game in 2018.

Jordin Rusnack getting ready to rifle a pass. Photo credit: Nathan Kanter of battlefordsnow.com

Rusnack was without his go-to receiver Matthew Mundziak who missed the game due to a shoulder injury last week against Greenall. Mundziak, who was the leading pass catcher in the MJHSFL during the regular season would’ve been a welcomed addition to this Raiders team on not only the offensive side of the ball but on defense as well, where he lined up at safety.

For Yorkton, the loss is nothing to hang their heads at. They stomped Swift Current 59-2 in the MJHSFL final and followed that up with a thrilling win over the Greenall Griffins in the provincial semi-final. The Raiders regular season was nothing short of amazing as they outscored their opponents 322-25.

In North Battleford, the Vikings will face the loss of 25 graduating seniors, which will be tough to overcome next season. However, don’t doubt Mike Humenny and the rest of his coaching staff. The team will welcome back star running back J.T. Lamb into the fold, who was the leading rusher in Saskatoon 3A this season.

 

Lamb shedding off a tackle in the provincial championship game. Photo credit: Nathan Kanter of battlefordsnow.com

 

CLICK HERE for 2017 high school previews

CLICK HERE for 2017 high school scores with SCORESTREAM

CLICK HERE for 2016 Final Rankings

The Fox 40 Prospect Challenge (FPC) is a series of elite showcase games that feature the best tackle football players from across Canada aged 12-19 yearjs. Tournaments are played in Central Canada (ON) and the West Coast (BC).

CLICK HERE FOR #CFCFPC FACEBOOK PAGE – CENTRAL
CLICK HERE FOR #CFCFPC FACEBOOK PAGE – WEST COAST

GET REGISTERED! GET COACHED! GET RANKED!

 

 

Advocating for football prospects one story at a time.

Leave a Reply