For the third year in a row the Saskatoon Hilltops are going to the Canadian Bowl.
Snow and cold weather were non-issue for the defending national champions, as they romped their way to a 51-7 win over the London Beefeaters Sunday afternoon at Gordie Howe Bowl in the Jostens Cup.
Hilltops head coach Tom Sargeant said even though his team has been in high-stress games before, he didn’t expect the game to be such a blowout.
“You never anticipate these types of scenarios, but certainly full credit to our team,” said Sargeant. “They were game ready today, they were excited about the opportunity and they took full advantage of it.”
He continued, “I’m just happy with how we competed and how we played.”
“There’s no question, we’re game savvy and we’re game ready in these types of big games, it’s nothing new—we don’t make a big deal out of it,” said Sargeant. “We’re programmed to act and compete a certain way.”
Led by rookie quarterback Jared Andreychuk the Toppers will now look to capture their third straight national title. They kick off against the Langley Rams on Nov. 10 in Langley B.C. at McLeod Stadium in the Canadian Junior Football League title game.