By Justin Seward
The number 1 ranked Parkside Pythons bantam football team will take on the second place Medicine Hat Colts for not only a league title but a berth into the southern Alberta championship where one of these teams will host a Calgary representative this weekend.
The contest was supposed to played on Saturday but postponed due to the weather.Pythons head coach Lloyd Bray said his team is in good shape this time around heading into the post season.
“We’re pretty much healthy, so that’s good,” said Bray.
“We’ve had a lot of severe injuries and you get three months in and people have little naging things. But we’re ready to go physically.”
The teams’ primarily made up of Grade 9s and this season is the last for that core group who have been with the program for three years and have lots of experience in those close games.
“Last year we went into the semi final a little over confident and I think we had a lot of Grade 8s,” said Bray.
“(We) kind of showed up thinking it was a cake walk and we ended up losing it in an upset. I think that carries over well into this year’s team. We’re playing the same team and I don’t think they’re going to come in over confident in this one.”
The snakes swept the season series with the Colts, beating them by a 40 point spread in both games, however, Bray is expecting a more competitive and tighter game.
“It’d be nice to have the kids see that hard work does pay off,” he said.
“And baring any unforeseen circumstances, I pretty much expect they’re going to do OK in the next game.”
Kick-off is Nov. 7 at the Methanex Bowl at 7 p.m.