For the third year straight, the Saskatoon Hilltops have won the Prairie Football Conference title.
The Hilltops won their 15th PFC title overall after defeating the Regina Thunder 37-0 at Griffiths Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
“These are the toughest games of the year, when you get into a championship or the PFC finals; and we came out and played our best game,” said Hilltops head coach, Tom Sargeant. “There’s no question about it, the intensity, the passion and the energy was just exactly where you’d want it as a coach.”
Regina Thunder head coach, Erwin Klempner said it was not the game he predicted.
“There’s not doubt that it was very disappointing, that was not the outcome we expected, we expected it to be a lot closer game,” said Klempner, noting the Hilltops’ defence shut down the Thunder.
“Their defense played outstanding and we didn’t have an answer for it,” he said.
The Hilltops now face Ontario Football Conference champions, the London Beefeaters on Oct. 28 in Saskatoon for the Jostens Cup. The winner advances to the 2012 Canadian Bowl in B.C.