The past week was a huge one for Fort Saskatchewan minor football.
 
The Fort Falcons' peewee and bantam teams were on the field Saturday (Nov. 13) and Sunday defending their undefeated season records.

The peewees played the Sylvan Lake Bears at Taurus Field for the inaugural Football Alberta 9-A-Side Tier 1 Peewee Championship.
 
Grady Malo opened the scoring on a short run on a drive that saw four different ball carriers making key plays. The Falcons controlled the ball on the ground and played a passing game, with a few shots downfield.
 
Under the leadership of Alex Brown, Logan Fisher and Grady Malo, the defensive team was strong, ensuring the Falcon's lead was never compromised. Head coach Chris Malo was quick to point out the impact the younger players had in the game.
 
"The big story was the young players making an impact throughout the game. Jackson Fraser, Luc Alasaad, Parker Nadalin and Deshawn Duncan stepping up to really make an impact on every play," said Malo.
 
The final score resulted in a 46-20 win for the Fort Falcons, a Provincial championship on their home turf of Taurus Field.
 
Bantam
 
Following their 63-20 victory against the Millwoods Grizzlies, the Bantam Falcons moved to the Capital District 9-A-Side Tier 3 Championship against the rival Camrose Buffaloes on Sunday.
The weather played a bit of a factor in the game as the snow began to fall.
 
"The kids have to get used to how it affects every aspect of the game very quickly. I think the bigger factor in our matchup is that this was the third time we played them this year, and we are very familiar with each other. Gameplan and preparation are key," Malo continued.
 
The Falcons defence opened up the game, forcing Camrose to punt after a two and out by their offence. The Falcons broke the score with a 40-yard touchdown. But a missed conversion, with less than two minutes left in the first half, locked the score at 6-0. Colby Hupka scored, landing the Falcons a 12-0 lead into halftime.
 
"In any war, there are battles of attrition and grit, and this was one of them. Our defence was going to keep fighting to give us opportunities, and we would be able to take advantage of them as they open up," coach Malo added, praising the game plan put together by Brent Barker, the Falcons defensive co-ordinator.
 
The final score came from a sweep of 80 yards from Ryker Duncan; the crowd exploded when he made the last play for another championship for the Fort Falcons. The final score was 33-0.
Reflecting on the game and the season, Malo expressed lots of gratitude.

"With all the work that has been put in since last season ended, we are where we feel the team was aiming for," he said.
 
"Still, this season has been beyond any expectations and it will take so much more to prepare for next season. We really look forward to seeing our graduating players go off to High School and seeing what our returning players can do next year. Every year is a different team with different opportunities."