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Tigers head into semifinal play

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The SVRSS Tigers Football team wrapped up their regular season on Thursday (Oct. 19) with a strong game against a stronger team.
The Tigers struggled through the first part of the season, gradually picking up steam and wins along the way, but with a score of 41-20, they were unable to break the season streak of the undefeated Moosomin Generals
“(The Generals) are a very good team,” said Tigers Head Coach Justin Petelski. “They have two huge lines on offence and defence, and we hadn’t gone up against a team as big as them this year.
“They have a lot of Grade 12s playing, and it was a very physical game.”
The Generals proved to be a formidable opponent, going into halftime down 28-6, and but the Tigers picked up their fight and were able to best them 14-13 in the second half.
“For the most part, I was happy with the way that we played,” said Petelski. “We missed a couple of throws and catches that cost us some points, but we played better as the game went on.”
Cody Eisner, Clayton Spencer, and Donovyn Meadows all put touchdowns on the board. Defensively, the team was led by Morgan Staniland and Damian Chernyk.
The Tigers finished in sixth place once the dust settled on the regular season, leading to a home-hosted game against the seventh place Neepawa Tigers for the Murray Black Cup Semifinals. The other semifinal will be the fifth place Virden Golden Bears against the eighth place East Parkland Warriors.
In the provincial bracket, the Moosomin Generals will host the Parkwest Outlaws, and the Dauphin Clippers will be home to the Southwest Sabres.
The date and time for the Tigers versus Tigers battle for playoff domination had yet to be determined at press time.

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Jeremy Bergen
REPORTER
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