A chilly Moose Jaw Minor Football U14 final will be taking place tonight, as an all-city battle between the Vikings and the Raiders.
Vikings assistant coach Tim Giokas talked about the game between the top two teams in the west division, with the temperature potentially dipping close to -9 at kickoff, not including the potential for windchill.
“It should be a great game,” he said. “They’ll all been closely contested this year when we’ve played them. I guess it’ll come down to who wants it more. Or who can stay the warmest.”
In Moose Jaw minor football this year, six U14 teams were split into a west and east division, with the two Moose Jaw teams in a division with Swift Current. The Raiders were 4-2 in the regular season and the Vikings were 3-3. Their most recent game against each other saw the Raiders get the upper hand in a 19-6 victory on Sept. 30, while the Vikings earned a 14-12 win in another encounter Sept. 19.
Giokas said the fact that they made it to the city final this season, with the current environment around COVID-19.
“We found a way to make it happen and it was great,” said Giokas. “A lot of young guys involved in this game, and they’re the real winners, all of them who had a season.”
Kickoff at MacDonald Field is at 8 p.m.