QB Taran Prefontaine making a name for himself in Saskatoon

Prefontaine in action in 2016. Photo Credit: Louis Christ

After spending his grade eleven season as a backup, quarterback Taran Prefontaine has excelled in the starter role in his senior year with the #CFC50 Centennial Chargers (SSSAD) in Saskatoon. The Chargers currently are sitting at 4-0, and a big reason why has been the play of their quarterback. Prefontaine is currently the top statistical quarterback in the city, averaging 242.7 yards per game, on 51/85 passing to along with a 12/3 touchdown to interception ratio.

“Playing my junior season as a backup taught me always to be focused and to be prepared for any situation. I was put in halfway throughout the city championship game and my focus and confidence helped lead my team to a near victory. I am motivated to come back stronger for my team this season to take it all,” said Prefontaine.

The Chargers currently sit in a tie atop of the 4A Conference in Saskatoon, along with a fellow #CFC50 program, the Holy Cross Crusaders. These two perennial powerhouse programs meet on Thursday, October 12th at SMF Field, in a game that will likely decide the number one seed for the postseason. Prefontaine will look to make a statement against Cross after he fell just short to the Crusaders in the city championship last fall. However, this is not the quarterback that Holy Cross faced in 2016. Taran has been able to improve immensely over the past ten months, and the hard work off the field has paid off for the senior pivot.

Taran’s strong offseason began with an impressive showing with the South Sask Selects, during their trip to Florida, where he suited up in three games for the squad.

“The South Sask Selects program was incredibly beneficial for my development as a player. Quality professional coaching along with many practices and networking opportunities has allowed me to improve my quarterbacking ability noticeably. Playing against strong competition in Florida, such as the Division 1 caliber senior all-star team, enabled me to observe their talent and to have the confidence to compete against such players,” said Prefontaine.

As for his future in the sport, Taran wants to stay focused on the task at hand, winning a city and provincial championship. However, he hopes his strong play this year will open doors at the U-Sports level.

“I strive toward football being a large part of my post-secondary experience. I am open to any options that will further develop my football skills while obtaining a quality education that will lead me into the field of medicine.Β At this point, I have no preference as to where I play but would be eager to play at the U-Sports level,” said Prefontaine.

“I realize that the next level will require increased commitment and dedication to the team as well as personal and physical development. Also, many hours of hard work on the field, in the gym, and watching film is expected. I am prepared and am looking forward to accepting the challenge,” he adds.

Prefontaine’s goal is clear, to bring home some hardware to his school.

“I am determined to give my best performance every day for my teammates in hopes to achieve victory in the city championship and in the 4A provincial championship game,” adds Prefontaine.

All eyes in the province will be on Prefontaine as he looks to carry the Chargers the distance in his senior year.

Taran Prefontaine (#3)
5’11 170 lbs

Teams: Centennial Chargers, South Sask Selects
Commitment: none
Unofficial Visits: none
Official Visits:Β none
Considerations:Β open
Class: 2018

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