Submitted by Jo Ann Lane
Sunday night, May 4, proved to be a great night for football as the Battle River Shock had a re-match with the Millwoods Grizzlies at Foote Field in Edmonton. Although the kick off at 5:30 p.m. came with a mixture of rain and snow, both teams were ready to meet the challenge before them.
The Grizzlies were first to hit the scoreboard, but the Shock were not deterred. The game proved to be a battle on the field and the scoreboard with the final score being determined with no time left on the clock. The underdog Shock team scored the game winning touchdown for a final score of 23-21, awarding them with the title Tier 2 Champions in the Capital District Minor Football Association.
With the regular season and playoffs completed, the Battle River Shock will host their wind-up banquet this Thursday, May 8 in Wetaskiwin. As the year is celebrated, the management for the team will already be planning the next year for the team.
As a new family to the Shock, we are more than pleased to commit to the team for the next year. It has been a pleasure to watch players from nine different communities come together to form one team. Most players had never met and others were, and will continue to be rivals in other leagues. The coaching staff, along with the trainers, management and other parents, have been welcoming and supportive throughout the spring season. As high school football begins, these players will once again be on rival teams, perhaps with a new perspective about their opponents.