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Royals Head to Provincial Final

by Shanine Sealey

The Martensville High School Royals did it again. The team went up against the Melville Cobras on Saturday, November 6th and came out with a 62-25 win, which now takes them into the Provincial Final on Saturday, November 13th on Wilson Field in Martensville at 1pm.

According to Coach Tyler Munday, the team was ready for the game and the energy that was radiating from the players pre-game was “off the charts”. The Royals lost the coin toss and kicked off Melville, with defence coming in strong with a quick two and out. From there, the Royals had the ball back in their hands and brought it down the field to score on their first possession of the game.

Melville came back to score shortly after, but the Royals were on a mission. A 65-yard touchdown from Brody Nelson put them back in the lead and following that play, Munday stated that the team had really settled in and defence was on a mission, not allowing their opponents to score again in the first half. At half-time, the Royals were up 42-7 after two touchdowns from Kaden Solomon, three from Brody Nelson and one from QB Latrell Brown.

In the second half, the Royals once again came out strong, receiving the kickoff and scoring another TD on the ground, giving them a 49-7 lead. Melville came back slightly trying to close the gap; however, it was too little, too late, and the Royals came out with the win.

This weekend’s game against Delisle will be the third time the Royals have taken them on this season. “The two teams are very familiar with each other. The head coach of Delisle was our offensive coordinator in 2019 when we won the silver medal in provincials,” Munday said.

The team will be focusing on film and practice this week, as Munday noted they are expecting it to be a very physical game on the 13th. “We need to work on planning disciplined football. In the last two games, we have been penalized more than we’d like and we can’t make mental mistakes against Delisle. They are a well-coached team with some very good football players.”

With 16 seniors on the team this year, Munday stated that he couldn’t think of a better way for these players to finish off their High School careers than with a Provincial title, so be sure to head out on Saturday to cheer on our hometown team.

“Our team would like to congratulate the KFL champion Maddogs on their great season and can’t wait to have those players come join the squad next and continue with the success our program has had over the last few seasons,” Munday stated.

“Thanks again to the community for all the support this season and hope we can get a huge crowd out for this Saturday. I’d like to thank Myles Loeffler for all the work he has put in this year to keep Wilson Field looking good, we really appreciate all the hours he has put in. Go Royals!!”

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