The Yorkton Junior Raiders are one win away from making history.
Saturday the football team headed to Regina for semi-final action in the Regina Minor Football League calming the waters of the host Lakers rolling to a 52-0 win.
“The guys were very well-prepared,” said head coach Al Kyle. “They played hard and did everything they were supposed too ... The game was pretty much in-hand from the outset.”
The win moves the Raiders to the championship this Saturday, (Oct. 26), against the Regina Stampeders.
Asked if the lopsided win might lead to overconfidence headed to the final, Kyle said he hoped not.
While suggesting there is always a chance a team can read the scoreboard too much, they have focused all season on themselves as opposed to who they play.
“Our major focus hasn’t been on other teams, it’s been on ourselves, on getting better every game,” said Kyle.
And, then there is the motivation of accomplishing something never done before. Kyle said no Yorkton team has won a championship in Regina Minor Football before, and that has been a goal from the outset of the season for the Junior Raiders – to be the first.
They get that chance at 1:30 Saturday at Leibel Field in Regina.