Several MPFL Teams Head to High School Provincials in Several Tiers

The Provincials for Alberta High School Football is set to go this coming weekend.

Several teams from the Mighty Peace Football League (MPFL) will be taking part on Saturday in the semi-finals of their respective tiers on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

The St. Joseph’s High School Celtics, fresh off their 36-nothing drubbing of the Peace Wapiti Academy Titans on November 4 to win the Peace Bowl, are up against St. Albert’s Paul Kane Blues in the Tier II match-up at the CKC Fields in Grande Prairie at 4 PM.

The Titans, meanwhile, are in the Tier III semi-finals earlier in the day on Saturday, where they also play at CKC Fields at 1:30 PM when they host the St. Albert Skyhawks.

The MPFL has two teams in the Tier IV match-ups.

The Sexsmith Sabres are in Cold Lake to take on the Royals at Soholt Field at 1 PM.

Also at 1 PM, the Hillside Cougars out of Valleyview are at Larry Wilson Field in Stettler to take on the Wildcats.

Cougars Head Coach Travis Loewen discussed with the Trending 55 Newsroom their strategy for their game against Stettler.

“All we can do is what we did every week during the MPFL’s regular season,” said Loewen. “We try to improve, we try to get a little better, and find out whatever we can about (the Wildcats), in order to see if there’s any way we could put ourselves in a good position to come out on top.”

In the Peace Bowl semi-finals on October 28, the Cougars fell to St. Joe’s by a score of 56-8. But, despite the score, Loewen says he’s proud of how his boys played during the game.

“We played well, and we played hard all game long,” he said. “We made some big plays, we got a big sack, and one of our guys actually hurdled along the field. So, if we make the big plays against the Celtics, a team that hasn’t lost an MPFL game since 2013, we should do fine against Stettler.”

Also over the weekend, the Whitecourt Cats won the Athabasca Bowl over the weekend, defeating the Grande Prairie Composite Warriors.

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