High School Roundup (SK) [7]: It’s playoff time in the Prairies!

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Saskatoon 4A

St. Joseph Guardians (47), Walter Murray Marauders (8)

It’s Keegan White’s world and we’re just living in it. The Guardians senior running back put on a show on Thursday night, as he recorded 335 yards rushing and five touchdowns on only 15 carries. He averaged a sensational 22.3 yards per carry on the night as he carried Joes into the playoffs. With the win, the Guardians clinched the fourth and final playoff spot, which will place them in a semi-final clash against the Crusaders. Keegan White will be counted on heavily once again, as they look to upset the powerhouse that is Holy Cross.

Bethlehem Stars (37), St. Mary Marauders (23)

Stars running backs John Conteras and Alfred Mendoza each racked up 87 yards on the ground, as both found the end zone and led Bethlehem over the Marauders. The win brings the Stars up to 3-4 on the season, while St. Mary falls to 2-5.

Next week in Saskatoon 4A…

5:15 St. Joesph @ Holy Cross SMF Field
7:30 Aden Bowman @ Centennial SMF Field
7:30  TBD @  TBD  SMF Field

It’s playoff time…

CFC50 Holy Cross is the number one seed in the city and many believe the Crusaders are the top dog in the province. They’ll begin their playoffs against St. Joesph, as the Guardians look to shock Cross and stop them from winning their seventh straight city championship.

Meanwhile in the second semi-final, CFC50 Centennial is fresh off a victory over Aden Bowman, and they’ll aim to make it two straight over the Bears. The Chargers offense bounced back nicely after they were shut down by Cross in week six.

View the full Saskatoon schedule here

Saskatoon 3A

North Battleford Vikings (42), Marion Graham Falcons (10)

This North Battleford Vikings team is dominant. They can beat you in every aspect of the game, whether that’s on the ground or through the air. Against the Falcons, they did both. Grade 11 running back JT Lamb had another strong game, as he put up 124 yards and a score. Meanwhile, Damon Dutton aired it out for 304 yards passing and four touchdowns. The Vikings are f0r real and should be considered the top dog and heavy favorite to bring home the 3A city championship.

 Tommy Douglas Tigers (36), Evan Hardy Souls (31)

This was a big test for the Souls, and they came up just short. Hayden Sabadash found the house with under four minutes left in the ball game to put the Tigers ahead. Sabadash had yet another impressive performance, ad he finished with 264 yards passing, along with 108 rushing yards and four total touchdowns. For the Souls, grade 10 quarterback Talawa Mudasia made his return to the field and his impact was felt. He finished with 192 yards passing and three touchdowns. Meanwhile, senior running back Carter McLean rebounded nicely after a disappointing week six against BJM. McLean tallied up 173 yards on the ground, on only 13 carries. Both teams will enter the postseason hunting an upset.

Bedford Road Redhawks (29), Carlton Crusaders (6)

Dane McMurtry continues to thrive as a receiver, as he recorded 10 grabs for 119 yards. He’s following in his older brother Brett’s footsteps, as the next talented pass catcher to come through Bedford Road. The win was a big one for the Redhawks, as they finish the 2017 regular season at .500, with a 3-3 record.

Next week in Saskatoon 3A…

5:15 Evan Hardy @ North Battleford SMF Field
7:30 Tommy Douglas @ Bishop James Mahoney SMF Field
5:15  TBD @  TBD  SMF Field


Playoff football and cold weather, two things that run hand in hand in Saskatchewan. That seems to be the case once again this season in the Bridge City, as temperatures are expected to be around -1 at game time.

North Battleford enters the playoffs as the team to beat. They dominated the Souls in week one, winning 56-20. However, this is a different Hardy team than it was early in the season. They’re playing multiple players both ways and the offense has found its groove. All the pressure will be on the Vikings, as Evan Hardy has nothing to lose. They’re young but well coached. This should be a good one and I’m expecting a much closer matchup as the Hardy will look to prove their better than the team the Vikings played in week one.

Meanwhile, in the second semi-final, it’s the Tigers and the Saints. This one is a true toss-up, as these two teams battled it out to a tie in week five of regular season action. Hayden Sabadash and Doug Fleming are two of the best quarterbacks in the city, and each is more than capable of moving the ball downfield with their arm or their legs. As the reigning city and provincial champion, BJM has the playoff experience and shouldn’t be expected to go down without a fight. It’s gonna be a great night of football at SMF Field and fans that brave the cold will be rewarded with two great matchups.

View the full Saskatoon schedule here

Regina Schwann Conference (4A)

Riffel Royals (20), Winston Knoll Wolverines (16)

Riffel finished off their regular season on a high note as they snuck past the Wolverines, as they clinched their playoff spot. University of Regina Rams recruit Tyler Lalonde had one of his best games of the year, as he racked up 165 receiving yards on 6 catches and found the end-zone twice. Alongside talented grade 10 slotback Ethan Ball, these two talented receivers have formed a deadly combination of pass catchers and each will look to make some noise come playoff time.

Next week in the Schwann Conference…

While playoffs got started in the Stewart last week, we get rolling in the Schwann this week…

#CFC50 Campbell Tartans are the number one overall seed in the conference after winning a tiebreaker on point differential over Leboldus. They’ll battle Riffel and cue the rubber match. The Royals and Tartans split the regular season series 1-1, and the Royals will look to send Campbell home early for the second year in a row, as they upset them in last years city semi-final. Kickoff 5:15pm at Mosaic Stadium on Thursday night.

Meanwhile, in the second semi-final, it’s a clash between two #CFC50 teams. The Leboldus Golden Suns, Regina’s perennial powerhouse will and are hunting for their sixth straight 4A provincial championship. They’ll battle the Miller Marauders, who have excelled in their first year up with the big boys in the Schwann. The Marauders shocked Leboldus in week five, defeating them 33-13. Miller will hope they got a bit of magic left in them, as they look to send the Suns home early. It’s the second game in an unbelievable night of high school football in the Queen City, kickoff 7:30pm at Mosaic Stadium.

View the full Regina schedule here

Regina Stewart Conference (3A)

Johnson Wildcats (28), Thom Trojans (3)

No surprises here, as the Wildcats handled the Trojans with ease. This team has the potential to make a run deep into the Stewart Conference playoffs, and the Bears should be aware.

Sheldon Williams Spartans (41), Notre Dame Hounds (7)

The Spartans stomped the Hounds, as they became the fourth and final team to punch their ticket to the semi-finals.

Next week in the Stewart Conference…

It’s semi-final time in the Stewart…

Balfour is the number one overall see in the conference and was rewarded with a bye to the semifinals and will face the Johnson Wildcats. Johnson finished with a 5-2 record, but fell on the wrong end of the tiebreaker and needed to defeat the Trojans before reaching the semi-finals. Johnson has won back to back games but will square up with Bears quarterback Noah Pelletier. Pelletier led the Stewart in passing touchdowns in the regular season with 20 and Balfour will hope he’s got some gas left in the tank come Wednesday night. 5:15 kickoff Mosaic Stadium.


The Greenall Griffins were apart of a three-way tie, for second place in the Schwann and won the tiebreaker for the right to receive a first-round bye. They’ll be lining up against the Sheldon Williams Spartans. The Spartans were on the losing side of that very tiebreaker and are fresh off a 41-7 victory over Notre Dame. Sheldon quarterback Keegan Kaytor led the Stewart conference in yards during the regular season. This game is a toss-up and won’t be one to miss. It’ll follow the first semi-final, as the Griffins and Spartans battle under the lights. 7:30pm kickoff Mosaic Stadium.

View the full Regina schedule here

Moose Jaw

1:00 Estevan 6 @ Peacock 49 Gutheridge Field
3:15 Vanier 22 @ Central 15 Gutheridge Field
1:00 Weyburn 0 @ Swift Current 24 Swift Current
1:00 Vanier 0 @ Yorkton 59 Yorkton
1:00 Swift Current 36 @ Peacock 15 Gutheridge Field
1:00  Swift Current @  Yorkton  Yorkton

Yorkton Raiders (59), Vanier Vikings (0)

The Raiders aren’t messing around. Yorkton shutout the Vikings at Kinsmen Century Field and made a statement, they’re for real. A team from outside of Moose Jaw hasn’t been the MJHSFL champions since 2005, something the Raiders will look to change come Saturday afternoon.

Swift Current Colts (36), Peacock Tornadoes (15)

The 3-3 Swift Current Colts stunned 5-1 Peacock Tornadoes, in Moose Jaw at Gutheridge Field. The victory for the Colts was their first over Peacock since 1999. The loss eliminates the Tornadoes, which stops them from winning their sixth straight league championship and ninth in ten years. Peacock defeated the Colts 42-15 in the regular season, unfortunately for them, a different program was victorious on this day.

Next week in Moose Jaw….

Here we go, it’s our first championship game of 2017 in Saskatchewan and it should be a good one. For the first time in MJHSFL history, the city final will be played outside of Moose Jaw. The Yorkton Raiders have been dominant all season long and they are rewarded by having the game held at Kinsmen Century Field in Yorkton. The town should be out in full force as they will look to get behind this team who is only one victory away from becoming league champions. The Raiders will take on the Swift Current Colts, a team they thrashed in week four, 65-13. The Colts have shown improvement all year long, but will be in tough against a Raiders team that outscored opponents 322-25 in 2017. Kickoff 2pm at Century Field on Saturday afternoon. If you’re in the area come out to the field, support local football and witness history.

Photo Credit: Andy McLennan

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