Renegades + Bandits celebrate the season

The Bonnyville Peewee Renegades and Bantam Bandits football clubs celebrated their season on Saturday. The bond of the football family was strong in the room, as players, volunteers, and coaches were honoured for their achievements on and off the field.


The Renegades were in a “rebuilding year”, says Coach Jason Morgan, “I am proud of what you all accomplished.” The coach spoke of the growth he saw in the team and the players as individuals.

2017 Renegade Awards

  • Rookie of the Year – J’den Freisen & Jaxon Prybysh
  • Offensive Most Improved – Nicholas Morgan
  • Defensive Most Improved – Erik Desnoyers
  • Offensive Lineman MVP (of the Year) – Tynan Yashchyshyn
  • Defensive Lineman MVP (of the Year) – Grady Blain & Jared Poltorak
  • Offensive Backfield – Jarret Boulianne
  • Defensive Backfield – Elias Fraser-Marks
  • Offensive MVP – Matteo Godbout
  • Defensive MVP – Cooper Prybysh
  • Team MVP – Connor Critch & Alexandre Cardinal
  • Renegades Sportsmanship awards (Honourable Mentions):
    • Christian Lavoie
    • Ethan Kaban
    • Gabriel Bowering
    • Ryley Kyle
    • Corbyn Marcoux
    • Ashton-Lee John
  • Most Penalties award – Liam Critch
  • Heart & Soul award – Alex Maruniak


The Bantam Bandits had a season of ups. The team went undefeated in the regular season, and onto the second round of the playoffs were an intense game against rivals, the St. Paul Bengals, knocked them out of the playoffs. Coach Mickey Fagnan says he was amazed at the character the players displayed throughout the year, “we spoke a lot about spartans and navy seals throughout the year. Each of the young men and women on the team displayed character and class; even in the toughest times.”

2017 Bonnyville Bandits Awards

  • Rookie of the year:
    • Logan Church
    • Darian Keewatin
  • Most Improved:
    • Jaden House
    • Myles Debler
  • Offensive Lineman of the Year: Kistin Watchmaker
  • Defensive Lineman of the Year: Logan Yashchyshyn
  • Offensive Backfield of the Year: Kelton McAuley
  • Defensive Backfield of the Year: Colby Ives
  • Offensive MVP: Duncan Critch
  • Defensive MVP: Parker Reed
  • Team MVP: Brendan Smith
  • Heart & Soul: Cassie Christians

Both teams will take a break during the off-season to prepare for the Spring Jamboree once the snow clears.