The Saskatoon Hilltops are headed to Ontario to try and make history.
The team will play the Windsor Fratmen Saturday in the Canadian Bowl.
A win will make the Hilltops the first-ever team to win four Canadian Junior Football League titles in a row.
Head coach Tom Sargeant told The Brent Loucks Show Wednesday he was feeling good about his squad’s chances, after the team capped its playoff run with a 48-0 demolition of the Vancouver Island Raiders en route to the championship game.
“We’re doing all the right things. We’re doing the things we thought we should be doing sooner. But we’re doing them at the right time and, hey, that’s why we get to play on Saturday,” he said.
Sargeant said the team would likely lean on the formula that got it to the final: a ground-and-pound offence running the ball behind an all-star line, with a complementary passing game and a stout defence.
“We’ve got to be game ready. It’s Game 12. We should come out and play our best game of the year. We know what we need to do. Now, it’s real simple: We have to get out there and do it,” he said.
The Hilltops will go into Saturday’s contest with history on their side. The teams have faced off in two previous title games, with the Hilltops winning both in 1953 and 1996.
Kickoff is at 12 p.m. Saskatchewan time. Links to video and audio streams are available on the Canadian Junior Football League website.