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Moving on to the finals

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Head Coach Justin Petelski and the SVRSS Tigers Football team attacked their first playoff game with intensity on Sunday (Oct. 29).
On home turf, the sixth place Tigers showcased their skills against the seventh place Neepawa team of the same name for a shot at the Murray Black Cup.
“We started out very well and ran the football very effectively,” said Petelski. “We gave up a couple big plays on defence but for the most part we kept Neepawa’s offence at bay.”
Cody Eisner scored the first touchdown of the game on a 41 yard run, leading example for Donavyn Meadows and Clayton Spencer who scored touchdowns of their own in the first half.
The SVRSS Tigers led the game 28-14 at halftime.
Their success continued in the second half as Eisner added two more touchdowns to his day and Meadows topped it off with another of his own.
“We continued to run the ball well, thankfully,” said Petelski. “We struggled to pass on a cold, windy day.”
Spencer was the leading rusher with a total of 227 yards on 12 carries. Meadows ran for 181 yards on 16 carries and Eisner continued his great rookie campaign with 105 yards, seven carries and a total of four touchdowns.
Defensively Morgan Staniland lead the way with nine solo tackles and four assists. Ryan Bardwell claimed five tackles while Damian Chernyk completed three tackles and an impressive interception.
The SVRSS Tigers celebrated a spectacular victory with a final score of 54-22 in their favour.
“I thought we showed up to play,” said Petelski. “We played with an intensity we hadn’t played with yet. I’m very proud of this group.”
The SVRSS Tigers will enjoy a few days of rest before they travel to Virden to take on the Golden Bears in the Murray Black Cup Final this weekend.
Game time was still to be confirmed at press time.

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Jakki Lumax
REPORTER
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