The Falcons are looking forward to finishing the season with an undefeated record in 2021.
The peewee's won their tier 1 championship game last week after defeating the Edmonton Chargers, 46-30.
According to head coach Chris Malo, it was one of the team's most hard-fought games of the season.
"The Edmonton Chargers were a fantastic team. Very well-coached; tough, strong, and we had to work for everything we got in that game," said Malo. "It was an eight-point game with less than two minutes left in the game. It was anyone's game right down to the wire."
Malo said it was difficult to single out any individual player as he could talk about each of their performances for some time. A strong defence was one of Malo's highlights, although he added that every player, from the youngest to the most experienced, played well.
The peewees finish their season at Taurus Field Saturday (Nov.13) in a provincial tournament against the Sylvan Lake Bears starting at 1:30 p.m.
Also, unbeaten this season are the bantam Falcons, who will move into the championship game this Sunday. Malo expects a tough showdown against Camrose.
The Falcons lost to Camrose in the exhibition season, but they managed to fight back to beat Camrose during the regular season.
"It's all we asked for, and it's going to be a tough game as well, and honestly, it's the tiebreaker game for us. It's going to be an incredible, tough, tough game," he added.
When reflecting on this past season, Malo described it as a victory both on and off the field. Compared to previous seasons, he talked about how teams and their coaches cooperated in a way they would never have seen before COVID-19 to make sure the season ran smoothly.
He also noted the change in the players this season.
"I think we've proven how vital this is for our youth to have this at their disposal. Not just football, but sport in general, extracurricular activities in general. Their mental health and emotional health is so important, and you've really seen the kids turn a corner this year,"
Malo hopes to build on the momentum of a positive season and continue the work through the offseason. He'll be working with coaches around the region to develop their skills through a series of clinics.
The bantams will play Camrose on Sunday at the Johnny Bright Sports Park in Edmonton beginning at 1 p.m.