Spartans Win Provincial Football Championship

What a beautiful day

If it’s cold and snowy, it’s Playoff Football time! This was the case on Saturday, November 9th when the 1A 6-Man championship game featured the Kerrobert Rebels and the Eaton School Spartans in a battle for the Provincial title.

The Spartans finished the regular season with a 4-2 record while the Rebels were unbeaten.  Both teams advanced to provincial quarter finals.  On the road to the provincial final, the Eaton Spartans first travelled to Hague where they defeated the Hague Panthers, first in their league, by a score of 42-16.  The next weekend, the Spartans were bound for Southey to challenge the Robert Southey Screaming Eagles in the provincial semi-final.  The game against the Eagles was an intense match-up between two strong teams. At the end of Q1, Spartans led 16-14; Q2 22-20; Q3 44-20 and a final score of 44-36.  The Spartans were off to Kerrobert to take on the Rebels for the 6-Man 1A Provincial title!  It was the first time in 20 years that the Spartans would play for the Provincial Championship, having won back-to-back titles in 1998 & 1999 when Coaches Clint Hayes and Chad Guidinger were players on the teams.  

The sidelines at Kerrobert were flooded with Spartan fans sporting school colors of black, red and white and cheering on the Spartans in their quest for the championship title. After the kickoff, Kerrobert Rebels were first on the board.  Spartans battled back to score their own touchdown and then shortly after, an interception by the Spartans led to a second touchdown.  At the end of the first quarter, the score was 12-8 for the Spartans. In the second quarter, the Spartans scored a trio of touchdowns; Rebels got some momentum back with a couple of their own.  At the half, Eatonia led 30-26.  In the second half, the Rebels started with the ball and were able to take the lead 34-30.  The Spartans soon took over, completing a couple more touchdowns of their own, bringing the score to 44-40 for the Spartans at the end of the third.  It was definitely a nail-biter of a game!  The final quarter saw the Spartans put up another 19 points through strong offensive and defensive play.  Spartans were victorious, defeating the previously undefeated Rebels, with a final score of 63-48.  Eaton Spartans are the 2019 1A 6-Man Provincial Champions!

Eaton School, Westcliffe Composite School, the communities of Eatonia and Marengo, and all Spartan Alumni are extremely proud of these boys and their accomplishment.  Congratulations to the team:

#2 – Logan Davis
#7 – Kearin Wagner
#9 – Jackson Schuh
#13 – Turner Somerville
#16 – Richie Adams
#17 – Rhys Busby
#19 – Kobi Paylor
#22 – Taylen Solvberg
#24 – Kyle Theaker
#29 – Hayden Kulyk
#32 – Ethan Green
#36 – Weelar O’Connor
#39 – Hunter Smolinski
#85 – Layton Davis
#87 – John Stevens
#88 – Lane Dafoe
#90 – Wade Hawkins
#98 – Daniel Goertzen
Inj – Jordan Graham

Coaches – Clint Hayes
                  Chad Guidinger                   
                  Brad Kulyk

09 November, 2019