For a third year in a row the Saskatoon Hilltops have beaten the Calgary Colts in the final game of the PFC season.
Saskatoon avenged their only regular season loss by beating the Calgary Colts 43-31 in the PFC championship game. Saskatoon went up early when quarterback Jordan Walls found fullback Colin Stumborg on a fake field goal attempt in the first quarter and they would not give back the lead. A 15-4 halftime lead grew to 18 points before the Colts fought back to make the game close. Hilltops head coach Tom Sargent said that with the pride his team and organization have he knew they would step up in the biggest game of the year. “We can still do more, and do better. Situationally we were on point and did what we needed to do, all you want to do is live another week. We get two weeks to make this team better and build the future. Real proud of the coaching staff and of the players to figure it out and get it done.” On the Thursday before the game Calagary running back Jordan Gabriel-Cannon told a Calgary TV station that the Hilltops were “x’s and o’s afraid of us” and that the Hilltops would have no answer for the Colts offence. After the win Hilltops linebacker Cody Peters admitted those comments fired up the team a bit more. “It amped us up a lot more I think.” Peters said. Maybe Peters should watch more TV before games; he led all players with 9 tackles and recovered a fumble. On offence the biggest part of the win was running back Logan Fischer who scored three second half touchdowns and registered 187 all-purpose yards. Quarterback Jared Andreychuk threw for 154 yards and three touchdowns, two of those touchdown strikes were to receiver Rylan Kleiter who caught the first two majors of his career. With the PFC championship win the Hilltops will now visit the Westshore Rebels in the Canadian Bowl on November 12th in Victoria, BC. Saskatoon is the two time defending national champion.