Saskatoon and Regina both played host to provincial football championship games Saturday, with the visiting team coming out victorious in both cases.
It was a windy and snowy afternoon in Regina for the Saskatchewan 3A 12-man football provincial final between Regina’s Sheldon Williams Spartans and Saskatoon’s Bishop J. Mahoney Saints.
The Saints used their strong ground game to take advantage of the weather and run over the Spartans en route to a 43-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
While the Spartans put points on the board in the game’s final frame, the Saints cruised to a 43-14 victory, winning their fifth title since 2011.
“There’s no better feeling in the world than to win, but it’s not even winning or losing, it’s this team, they are such a special team, they’ve come together as a unit since day one,” Davidsen said.
Making the victory even more special for Davidsen was doing it with his son, Boston, who ran for three touchdown in the first half.
“He’s been coaching me my whole life and it’s all lead up to this,” Boston, who is in his Grade 12 year, said.
“I love him more than anything else, it’s hard to describe, it means so much.”
Meanwhile in Saskatoon, the Miller Marauders wound up on the winning side of another lopsided score.
Miller defeated Saskatoon Centennial 45-0 to capture their first 4A 12-man football provincial title since 1971 and first provincial title since winning the 3A one in 2000.
• 1A 6-man football: Hafford defeated Hanley
• 2A 6-man football: Clavet defeated Wakaw
• 2A 9-man football: Delisle defeated Indian Head
• 3A 9-man football: Lumsden defeated Humboldt