The George McDougall Mustangs have made the list of top-tier two football teams in Alberta.
The Mustangs currently sit number three in the province. They are ranked in tier two as they have a school population between 750-1249.
According to the Head Coach of the Mustangs Chris Glass, this is the highest they have been rated this early in the season.
"This is our highest ranking ever to start the regular season. So, we've been number three before, but it's usually mid-season when we get there. It's very exciting that people are recognizing some of the great football that's being played at our school and being played here at Airdrie as a whole."
The only two schools above them in the rankings are Holy Trinity Academy in Okotoks (first) and St. Joseph’s from Grande Prairie (second).
"In our exhibition game, we played the Holy Rosary Raiders from Lloydminster. And they're a perennial tier-three powerhouse. In fact, they won the provincial championship for tier three last year. We beat them 23-13 In a pretty thrilling game so that showed we didn't the step backwards that some people thought."
The Mustangs continued that momentum into their first regular season game this past weekend winning 37-0 against Chestermere.
"When our quarterback Kohen Bohnet is on the top of his game, I don't think there's a better quarterback in the province. He threw for three touchdowns and ran in another two himself."
Bert Church Chargers and W.H. Croxford Cavaliers had a bit of a tougher start to the season as they both lost their opening games of the season. Ber Church lost 20-0 to Springbank while W.H. Croxford lost 39-7 against Cochrane.
One of the Airdrie rivalries will be renewed this Thursday, 5 p.m. at Ed Eggerer Field as Croxford and the Mustangs face off.
"It's our third annual West Side Championship. We're going to battle for the belt and see who's the best on the west side Airdrie. They've got some really smart people over there and they're a big physical football team."
Glass believes if they play their game the way they can, he thinks the Mustangs can get the job done.
The other Airdrie school, Bert Church Chargers will be taking on the Cochrane Cobras on Friday, 3 p.m. in Cochrane.
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