Macklin School's football team is in the semifinal round in provincials for the first time and a win would give the Sabres their first ever appearance in a provincial final for high school football.

That's what's on the line tomorrow afternoon in Macklin when the school hosts the Wakaw School Warriors. The two schools are competing in the 2A six man provincial bracket with Clavet and Hague battling in the other semifinal.

Eldon Germann is the principal of Macklin School and the head coach of the football team. When he sat down with me to talk about this weekend's big provincial game and all things Sabres football, he spoke about the team's strength and resiliency all season long.

After a big 33-16 win in Viscount last weekend, Germann knows his team will have to bring that same effort onto their home field against the Warriors tomorrow.

Travel time for these football players can add more to their plates at this time of the year, especially when teams are travelling several hours just for one game.

Last weekend, the Sabres had to drive around 3.5 hours to Viscount for their quarterfinal matchup before driving the same distance back home. A hard-fought win in that game has given the Sabres the reward of playing at home and avoiding a drive to Wakaw which would have been just under 4 hours.

Germann talked about how important it will be for his players to have that advantage in tomorrow's game.

This is no doubt the biggest football game in the school's history. Macklin School grinded out a record of 3 wins and 2 losses during the regular season to make it to this point in the season and are now two wins away from accomplishing something no team from their school has ever done.

Right after their victory over Viscount, Germann spoke to his players about the history they are making as a unit and to push themselves to that extra effort the rest of the way.

Kickoff for tomorrow's game between Macklin and Wakaw is at 1:00 p.m.

 

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