After Holy Cross High School blanked the St. Joseph Gaurdians 26-0, they superior to the provincial remaining to face the Queen Metropolis champion and this yr that’s the Regina Miller Mauraders.
The Crusaders are hoping they’ll proceed to progress proper to the ultimate football recreation like they did all yr.
“Our veteran gamers taught our youthful gamers find out how to act, find out how to play,” Crusaders head coach Scott Hundseth mentioned.
“How you can act on and off the sphere and the way we do issues. Not the Crusader approach, however find out how to play like a Crusader, we speak about on a regular basis. That’s what that’s all about. So we had some guys that type of spilled over from our Grade 10 crew in 2019 however didn’t have a whole lot of that management, however these guys actually got here collectively.”
And ultimately, obtained it completed. The Crusaders are a well-balanced staff however their star working again jumps off the stat sheet. Charles Sawi led the town in speeding yards, averaged 12-and-a-half yards a carry and within the remaining, he had 182 yards on the bottom.
“I simply need to say, shout to my O-line, they’ve been blocking for me very properly,” Sawi mentioned. “In the event that they weren’t, I wouldn’t get very many yards.”
The Crusaders even have one other participant carrying a whole lot of the load: Ethan Laing, who performs offence and defence — he had 5 interceptions this yr, essentially the most within the metropolis — and can also be their punt returner.
“This COVID yr, this hole yr, it took away our chemistry,” Laing mentioned. “As a result of none of those guys performed collectively for some time, so after the primary recreation we needed to kick it in and get it collectively to play as a staff.”
The final staff out of Saskatoon to assert the 6A provincial title was the 2009 Aden Bowman Bears. The Crusaders are hoping they are often the following.
“Truthfully, I believe that may imply so much for me, for my coaches, and for the gamers that didn’t play final yr,” Sawi mentioned.
“All I can say is that it might be so particular, particularly with the group of fellows that we’ve,” Laing added. “It will clearly imply the world to all of us. We’re all out right here placing within the work and to have it come house can be the perfect factor doable.”
The ultimate is 1 p.m. on Saturday at SMF Subject.
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