Busy weekend for local football players as trio play in high school Senior Bowl

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Football Saskatchewan holds ID camp

The football season in Saskatchewan never really ends. While the Roughriders are gearing up to start their Canadian Football League training camp in two weeks, high school players are putting the finishing touches on their campaign as Football Saskatchewan held identification camps on the weekend in preparation for the upcoming Roughrider Bowl and the Ed Henick Senior Bowl was also held in Saskatoon on Victoria Day. Minor football teams will soon be getting back on the gridiron with the regular season at that level set to start at the end of August. At Max Clunie Field on Saturday about 30 players in Grades 9-11 were at a Football Saskatchewan ID camp with the hopes of getting added to the roster for the Roughrider Bowl, which is scheduled for May 30-June 1 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Tanner Pedersen, Ryland Gibb, Luke Tkachuk and Damon Iron have already garnered spots on the squad, but Saturday’s workouts could have got a couple more players noticed with final rosters being released later this week. Participants were given instruction based on the position they play with current and former members of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies putting the players through their paces. At the Ed Henick Senior Bowl, Prince Albert was represented by linebacker Lukas McConechy from Carlton Comprehensive High School and running back Bryant Sackney and defensive back Kolton Oftedal from St. Mary High School. Shown in the photo is Richard Zacharias of the Huskies working with the linebackers during the Football Saskatchewan camp on Saturday.

Organizations: Canadian Football League, University of Saskatchewan Huskies, Prince Albert Carlton Comprehensive High School Mary High School

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Mosaic Stadium Regina

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  • Taras Kachkowski
    May 20, 2014 - 19:14

    All seven players named in this article played at least one season in a Prince Albert Minor Football (River Riders) program before moving on to their respective high schools. Two of them played all five years of full contact that are available to P.A. youth before high school. No doubt their PAMF experience has contributed to their success in football, both currently and hopefully in the future. Congratulations, boys!