Several young football players from the southeast are preparing to make an escape from the Saskatchewan winter, to Texas.

Four from the Peewee Chargers, two from the Bantam Oilers and four from the ECS Elecs are participating in this year's Sask Selects organization, which will take their preparation south of the border in February to the the International Pigskin Football Tournament in San Antonio.

"This is big for Penta Completions Estevan Minor Football and of course the high school program. It lets us know that we're having some success on the field, that we're sending teams to an international event like this," says Kevin Mortensen, the President of EMF, "Our numbers keep increasing with this team. About three years ago, I think, we sent four so we've more than doubled that. Seems to be getting stronger attended each year by our players."

The varsity players taking part in San Antonio.

He notes that it becomes quite the learning experience for the young players.

"I know that a couple of them, like James Knibbs...he's been playing running back, I believe, and with the Selects he's been playing defensive end. They get a different perspective from the other side of the ball. Speaking of perspective, they get to see an international event, it's maybe a little bit more competitive because they've got teams from Mexico and the United States. They do play American rules, too."

Practice continues until the beginning of January, when the Inter-provincial tournament takes place. Practice resumes again afterwards until Feburary 20th, when they head below the border.

A list of players is below:

  • Tyson Logue playing on the 14u for Selects: Position is Defensive Tackle
  • Chayton Fornwald on the 12U for Selects: Position is Defensive Back
  • Kobe Wotta on the 11U with Selects: Position is Defensive Back
  • Dorian Sifton on the 11U with Selects: Position is Wide Reciever
  • Preston Sibley on the 11U with Selects: Position is Offensive Tackle
  • Tristen Tober on the 11U with Selects: Position is Slot Back
  • James Knibbs on the 16u with Selects: Position is Defensive End
  • Parker Lavoie on the 16U with Selects: Position is Offensive Line
  • Kolby Janssen on the 16U with Selects: Position is Defensive End
  • Brennen Stubel on the 16U with Selects: Position is Defensive Back
  • Hunter Eagles on the 14U with Selects: Position is Linebacker

More Sports News

Big Six: High Flying Offences Between Rockets and Flyers

An important game for both teams, the Redvers Rockets met the Wawota Flyers at home Wednesday night with places in the standings going to change no matter what. For the Rockets, a win would put them…

Midget Bruins Need Overtime To Dispatch Argos

Overtime was necessary but the Estevan midget AA Apex Bruins were able to win 4-3 last night over the Notre Dame Argos. The Bruins allowed the Argos’ Robby Rabroker to score the tying goal with 2:02…

Big Six: Huskies Run The Score Up Over Combines

Since the holiday season, the Oxbow Huskies have started to pick up their play for the better. After they had a tought loss to Carnduff, they got their first win over the Bienfait Coalers in 4 years,…

Big Six Sunday: Flyers Host Wheat Kings

One team at the top of the league, the Yellow Grass Wheat Kings, traveled to Wawota to take on a team that very well could be at the top of the league as well if they had a few more games under their…

Midget AA Bruins Win Two Over Yorkton

There were pair of huge wins over the weekend for the Estevan Apex midget AA Bruins as they beat the Yorkton Terriers 9-2 Friday and 5-0 Saturday at Affinity Place. The Bruins jumped out to a 5-0…

Big Six Saturday: Bienfait Stops Midale

With three games on tap for Saturday night, the top spot in the standings was on the line, as well as a six game winning streak, and last year's champion look to get back on a winning streak after…

ECS Elecs Senior Boys Play For Gold in Home Tournament

The Estevan Comprehensive School hosted their home tournament on Friday and Saturday, welcoming three other teams to town to take on from Swift Current, Weyburn, and Notre Dame. Friday night, the…

ECS Elecs Senior Boys Play For Gold in Home Tournament

The Estevan Comprehensive School hosted their home tournament on Friday and Saturday, welcoming three other teams to town to take on from Swift Current, Weyburn, and Notre Dame. Friday night, the…

Big Six: Mustangs Streak Continues

Mustangs @ Kipling/Windthorst In their last two outings, the Kipling/Windthorst Oil Kings have had a night and day difference between the two games. In the first of the two, they upset the Carlyle…

DiscoverEstevan.com is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login