Mustangs advance to RVSA football final
The second meeting of the season between the Bert Church Chargers and the George McDougall Mustangs in Rocky View Sports Association football action was more one-sided than the Airdrie Bowl clash on Oct. 5.
In a Tier II semi-final game at East Lake Athletic Field on Oct. 19, the Mustangs ran over the Chargers on its way to a 31-1 triumph, and a trip to the Tier II finals on Oct. 26 in Airdrie against the Springbank Phoenix.
“Two weeks ago, the guys came out slow against Bert Church, but they came out right where we expected them to be today,” Mustangs Head Coach Nolan Rohl said.
“We held nothing back and let the boys have fun.”
“We had five backup players start on defence because of some injuries to our starters, and they were very impressive, as was our running game offensively,” he added.
The Mustangs aerial attack was also on display in its win over the Chargers, as quarterback Wes White hooked up with wide receiver Phil Hallett for a pair of touchdown receptions.
“Phil is one of our top receivers on this team, and if you get him in a one-on-one situation with another player, our quarterback is going to go after him, which is what happened today,” Rohl said.
After coming out on the losing end of a 16-7 affair to the Mustangs in the Airdrie Bowl on Oct. 5, the Chargers were hoping to get a measure of revenge in the rematch on Oct. 19, but were only left licking their wounds.
“George McDougall has an awesome team over there,” Chargers Head Coach Andy Kirk said. “We just struggled getting the ball down the field today, and that was a major difference in this one.”
The Chargers will have a chance to finish off its season on a winning note on Nov. 2, as it will take on the Chestermere Cowboys in the RVSA Tier II Bronze Final for the second straight year.
In last year’s contest, the Chargers came out on top over the Cowboys in tightly contested 12-8 affair.
The official time and location for this year’s game has yet to be finalized.
“We certainly want the guys to come out fired up in that one,” Kirk said.
“We had a close game against Chestermere to start off the season (Chargers lost 13-12 on Sept. 13), but our team has grown a lot since then.”
The Mustangs, will be looking for a measure of revenge against the Phoenix in this year’s RVSA Tier II Gold Final, which will get underway way at 12 p.m. at the East Lake Athletic Park in Airdrie.
George McDougall went up against Springbank in last year’s title game, but were shutout 27-0.
“At this point, we are going into the game fully loaded,” Rohl said.
“We have been out to film their games throughout the year, and we know have to do in order to shut them down.”
“The team that makes the less amount of mistakes will be the one to come away with the win,” he added.
The Mustangs will face the Springbank Phoenix in the final on Oct. 26 in Airdrie.