NS Spring League CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW:“Our last two games have been physical wars…”

Under Friday Night Lights at Saint Mary’s University Huskies Stadium, another chapter will be scripted in the rivalry between the Halifax Argos and Timberlea Renegades.

This evening, both teams will vie for the 2015 Nova Scotia Indoor Spring League (NSISL) Midget Championship.  Kickoff is 8:00PM.

If the regular season has been indication, it is expected to be a battle right down to the last play of the game.

“Both teams have only lost once this year and it was to each other,” commented Argos Head Coach Jon Dyer.  “Both those games were decided by two points and we are expecting a game that will come down to the wire once again.”

This spring, the Argos had to make adjustments in adverse times.  However, Dyer is confident that the team will be ready and prepared for tonight’s contest.

“We’ve had a few injuries on offense this year where we needed to shift our philosophy a bit but I think our guys have responded well and we have a few guys step up and I expect all of them to play at a high level,” added the Argos Head Coach.

As for their opponents, the Argos will be expecting a few things from the Renegades’ arsenal.  However, Dyer said the key for success for the Argos will be to stop their key players.

“Timberlea have some great playmakers on both sides of the ball,” assessed Dyer.  “Their running back has the type of speed that can break open a game at any time so we need to contain him and limit any big plays.”

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While both defensive units are equal, another area that the Argos needs success in is their offensive game execution.

“The defenses on both teams are exceptionally strong this year and when you have limited practice times during the spring league season, offense is always a work in progress,” said the Argos Head Coach.  “We just hope we can execute our game plan, limit turnovers and put ourselves in a position to win the game.”

If this game goes down to the wire, Dyer believes that the outcome of the Championship will be determined by three things.

“Any time you get into these tight low scoring games, special teams, field position, and ball security becomes the top priority at all times,” commented Dyer.  “I expect the team who turns the ball over the least to come out on top.”

Ultimately, this will be one game that will have all the elements of intrigue, drama and spectacular plays by both sides in each of their quests to hoist the Championship banner when it’s all said and done.” expressed Dyer.  “If you’re a fan of football, this will be a great game to watch.”

“This is going to be a heck of a final and a great way to finish off the Nova Scotia Spring League.”



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