Having a buy-in to the final round of playoffs on June 20 in Acme, the team ended up playing, and beating, Bowden in the final round Saturday afternoon.
The Drumheller co-ed U18s took the Big Country district championship with a 3-0 win over the team.
Now the team is set to play Saturday, July 4 in Stettler, scheduled to play two games on Saturday, and depending on the results, will be playing a game or more on Sunday, July 5. “This is our second kick at the can, and we hope to do better than ninth place this year,” said head coach Martin McSween.
“We would love to be in the final on Sunday afternoon, but it means hard work and determination on Saturday,” the coach went on to say. “Again, we must deal with one game at a time, that has been our strategy all season and it has worked for us thus far.”
The team will be three short of regular players for provincials, with players Joa Markotic playing football in Hawaii that weekend, goalie Cory Cronkite out for medical reasons, and Jose Marquez leaving for home to Mexico before the games.
Kyle Smith and Brent Muldrop and Cody Muldrop (from Acme) are additions to the team to replace Joa, Corey, and Jose.
“The provincials is a next level up in competition from the regular season, and goals for Tom Dooley (coach), and me is to instill confidence and focus in our athletes,” McSween said.
“If they play our game, we will get results.”