© Herald Photo by Dave Leaderhouse
Aden Sinoski, who will be playing for the pee wee River Riders this fall, gets fitted with shoulder pads from parent volunteer Scott Witkowski during the River Riders registration night on Sunday.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are nearing the halfway point of the Canadian Football League season, but in Prince Albert the gridiron action is just about to begin. Registrations for the River Riders program were held on Sunday at the Crescent Heights Arena with practises for both the pee wee and bantam teams to begin today on the field adjacent to the skating facility. The regular seasons for the local clubs, which will see each team play a number of games against Saskatoon opposition, gets under way right after the Labour Day long weekend. The minor program isn’t the only football activity this week as the high school camps open today at both St. Mary High School and Carlton Comprehensive High School. There will be a series of scrimmage games on Friday at Max Clunie Field in Prime Ministers’ Park with Carlton taking on St. Mary at 4 p.m. followed by Carlton and North Battleford at 5 p.m. and St. Mary and North Battleford at 6 p.m. The high school football regular season will also begin once school starts right after the last long weekend of summer. Prince Albert Central Institute and Meath Park compete in the nine-man league and their camps are expected to start in the very near future.