Atom footballers close season with tough loss

The Yorkton Atom football team brought their dominant season of play to a disappointing close last weekend, but their coach is still proud of their strong work in the last two months.

Yorkton snagged a second-place position after the regular season. This accomplishment earned them a spot in the Terry Hincks bowl in Regina on Sept. 29, the highest-level bowl in the division.

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Yorkton squared off against the first-place Bears team, ultimately losing 37-0. It was Yorkton’s second loss of the season.

“Losing a final game is never fun,” said coach Jonathon Muir. “It was a tough loss.”

In their first game of the season, Yorkton lost to the Bears 32-0. Muir said the team rallied after the loss, understanding how to play as a team and learning from their mistakes.

“We went on a six-game winstreak,” he said. “It’s something to be proud of.”

The Atom football season began in August and came to a close with the bowl this past weekend. Muir complimented his team for their commitment and dedication to the game.

“The way they improved over the season was phenomenal,” he said.

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