Wednesday , 30 November 2022
St. Paul football fans cheering on Saturday as the high school Lions and bantam Bengals played on the same field in Sherwood Park on Saturday and both won. Image: Football Alberta, Moush John Photography.

St. Paul football dominates to win Provincials, advance to Final

St. Paul took over Sherwood Park on Saturday for glory.

The St. Paul Bengals are Provincial Champions after a dominating 58-13 win over the Edmonton Chargers and the St. Paul Lions hope to follow suit next weekend in a final of their own.

In the early game, the Lions roared to a 30-9 win over the Ardrossan Bisons, and now will head to Calgary with one goal in mind — a Tier IV Provincial Championship.

Their opponent will be the Drumheller Titans, who upset the 1-seeded W.R. Myers Rebels 27-6 in the other semifinal games.

This is the second Provincial title in St. Paul Bengals history. They were victorious in 2017 as well.

Meanwhile the Lions are returning to the Alberta Bowl for the third time in the past four calendar years. In 2018 and 2019, St. Paul came away with silver medals, but are hoping to rewrite history with a victory on Friday.

The championship will be held Hellard Field at Shouldice Park in Calgary this Friday. Kickoff is 4:00pm.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.