OVFL GAME PREVIEW: JV Warriors prepare for season finale at home

Junior Varsity Mississauga Warriors will cap 2016 with a home game against the Niagara Spears.

As the last week of the regular season is set to take place this weekend, two teams heading in opposite directions prepare for one final showdown at Loyola Secondary in Mississauga.

The 1-6 Warriors have had a tough 2016, but despite what their final record could be, Head Coach of the Warriors Mike Parsons and the players are still excited to put on the pads and take the field one more time.

“We want these guys to go out there and have fun, and apply what they have learned and realize that they must continue to play hard every single game because the other team is going to play hard. Enjoy yourself, but try to win every single battle.”

In the previous game against the Brampton Bulldogs, the Warriors had a tough time making plays against their rival. However, like with all the other games the Warriors have played this season, Parsons will be looking at the next game as an opportunity to show the players once again the basics and fundamentals of the game for development purposes.

“We have players that how shown huge development since day one. There are some guys who knew nothing or very little and they have come a long way to becoming serviceable players.

With another tough opponent to take on, the Warriors are hoping they can match the intensity the Spears are sure to bring in the final game of the regular season.

“I expect the Spears to take no prisoners, as they are trying to get ready for the playoffs. I expect them to be aggressive, they are always a physical team, an intimidating team, and they are an incredibly well coached.”

For the Niagara Spears, 2016 has been a strong campaign for them, as they have remained a consistent force within the Adam’s Conference. The Spears have compiled a 5-2 record while averaging over 30 points a game. The only thing left for Niagara to take care of is trying to obtain second place within the conference so they can enjoy a bye in the first week of the playoffs.

The Spears will also be determined to gain some positive momentum before the postseason as they are coming off a 34-7 loss to the top-ranked London Mustangs.

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