The season's first snow came at a perfect time, as this past weekend's opening round of SHSAA football provincials were played in some true football weather. Four local teams were in action, but only one was able to advance to the semi-finals in the Rosetown Royals.
The only home team of the bunch, the Royals took down the Shellbrook Aardvarks by a score of 72-34. Rosetown remained undefeated with the win, but most importantly secured themselves a spot in the semi-finals, as the Royals will be hitting the road to face off against undefeated Clavet on Saturday at 1:00 PM.
The team taking the biggest heartbreak had to be the Kerrobert Rebels who were on the road in Carrot River. The game was tied at 28 with five minutes to go, before the home-team marched down the field to score the go-ahead touchdown. Facing a 36-28 deficit with only about 2:30 left on the clock, the Rebels drove the field for the touchdown, but were stopped on the eventual 2-point conversion as the game ended with a tight score of 36-34.
The other two games saw the Unity Warriors lose 50-26 to Wakaw in 2A action, while in 1A, the Plenty Wildcats dropped their game against Lemberg 58-8.
Visit the SHSAA website here to view the updated brackets.