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Martensville High School Royals Football Team Take First Win at Season Opener

by Jocelyn Ottenbreit

The Martensville Royals High School football team kicked off the season with a win at home against the Humboldt Mohawks on Friday, September 10 at Wilson Field.

Some things look a bit different this year, starting with a new Head Coach by the name of Craig Robertson. He replaced former Head Coach Lyle Evanisky who led the Royals High School Football Club as Head Coach for thirteen years.

Robertson played with the U of S Huskies for five years with former coach Evanisky and was an Assistant Coach with the Martensville Royals in 2019 when he helped coach the team to the provincial final. He lives in the community and has a son on the team who is in grade 10.

Assistant coach, Tyler Munday, said they have 29 players this year with 13 that are in grade 12 so the roster is fairly experienced. Their quarterback is grade 11 student Latrell Brown.

The season opener was an exciting one. “We had our grade 12 running back Brody Nelson rush for almost 300 yards and he scored five of our teams six touchdowns with one particular touchdown run of 109 yards,” said Munday.

When asked what the hope for this year is for the team, Munday said, “This year our hope is to play for a provincial title. With the experienced athletes and a lot of hard work we think we have the tools to get there.”
With four other community coaches helping, there is confidence the team will do well this year.

The next Royals Football home game is on October 15th at 4:00 pm against the Delisle Rebels. Go Royals!

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