The Rosetown Royals have some solid representation at the Football Saskatchewan level in 2024. Two players were at Senior Bowl this past weekend, and another cracked the U18 Top 100 list, all this ahead of the Royals spring camp starting up in June. 

Royals head coach Mitch Wintonyk shared the senior players who were lucky enough to take the field at Mosaic Stadium.

"We had two players make it. Running back Mathew Morris, and defensive back Jacob Fehr."

Wintonyk made the drive to Regina to support his players at the Senior Bowl. Coach talked about the impressive performance from his players that included Fehr taking home the positional award for Top DB on Team North.

"Jacob won the top defensive back award. It's not necessarily based on the game, although I believe he played a good game when I went and watched it, but it's based on their work-ethic, commitment and all that through the practices leading up to the game. I think it speaks to what he's like as a player, not just in the game, but in his preparation for them too."

Asking Wintonyk about the other player cracking an external roster, it became clear the Fehr's are a football family.

"Cailean Fehr, Jacob's younger brother actually, he made the Top 100 as a linebacker and he is on the practice roster for the U18 team." said Wintonyk. "Right now he's not going to be travelling with them, but if there is an injury, or a kid can't make it for whatever reason, (Cailean) would be the next on the depth chart for that team. So that is pretty exciting for him."

With Jacob graduating, only one Fehr will be returning to the team next year. Wintonyk will get an early look at next year's team with spring camp firing up in June, with the only holdup right now being respecting Rosetown's some 80+ track and field athletes competing for a podium finish at provincials.

"Two of our football coaches also coach track. A ton of our football athletes are also involved in track. (That's) among the other things going on this time of year, with baseball, spring hockey. You got seeding going late, right? We always try to push it late as we can to limit the conflicts."

After that, football will be back on the front-burner for a short while.

"We are going to run from June 10-14. Do some morning practices, get the kids out, see what our numbers look like." said Wintonyk.

Perhaps those practices will see some senior flair, as Wintonyk mentioned a few of his players are also taking part in the upcoming Can-AM Bowl.

"Jacob and Mathew, they both made that CanAm team as well. They will be heading down to Meeteetse, Wyoming in July to represent that 6-aside team down there." finished Wintonyk, mentioning that a few more players from the west-central area cracked the roster.

Those athletes won't have far to go for practice, Rosetown being the site for the CanAm training camp ahead of their trip. The team will practice July 2-3, before kicking off the CanAm Bowl on July 6 south of the border.