They brought home
not one, but
two championship titles.
The Vincent Massey junior varsity and varsity boys football teams both captured provincial titles last week. The junior varsity boys dominated a 39-0
win, while the varsity team dethroned perennial powerhouse St. Paul’s Crusaders in a 28-25 victory. Both teams went undefeated this season.
The twin titles are the perfect way to mark the football program's tenth anniversary.
“I am extremely proud of this accomplishment, of all our players, parents and coaching staff. Both victories were tremendous a program win," shared Trojan Football program coordinator and the varsity team's head coach Kelsey McKay.
Coach McKay says he knew long before the final touch down that his team would walk away with the Anavets Bowl cup.
"When I talked to the team at halftime in the dressing room, and there was a steely resolve from our players, a silent confidence, to reach our final goal, despite being down at halftime. That’s when I believed that we were going to be victorious."
Trojan’s varsity quarterback, Jackson
Tachinski, was named the player of the game and Negus Lewin took home MVP honours in the junior varsity win.
This is only the second time in the Winnipeg High School Football League’s history, that both teams have won in the same year.
Congratulations to the players, coaches, families and community who have supported these teams this season.
Read more about the varsity game on Global.ca