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Daily Herald Staff
Prince Albert’s Evan Kopchynski continues to take advantage of increased responsibilities given to him as the St. Mary High School grad had a career day in leading the Saskatoon Hilltops to a convincing 41-10 triumph over the Edmonton Wildcats in Prairie Junior Football League semifinal action on Sunday at Gordie Howe Bowl.
Kopchynski, who is in his third season with the three-time defending national champions, has been put into key situations in the latter stages of the year and on Sunday he responded with five catches for 97 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
After having spent most of his first two seasons on the practise roster, Kopchynski has now hauled in passes for nearly 300 yards and four majors this year.
The win on Sunday puts the top-ranked Hilltops into the PJFL final for a seventh straight year as they will face the Regina Thunder next Sunday at noon at Griffiths Stadium. The Thunder defeated the Edmonton Huskies 26-17 on Sunday to gain the other spot in the championship game.
The winner of next week’s match will not only advance to the Canadian Bowl, but they will also host it. Saskatoon and Regina split their season series with the Thunder handing the Hilltops their only setback of the year, 29-28, early in the season.