With the season now over for all Airdrie football teams, the future looks extremely bright for the George McDougall Mustangs.
Although the Mustangs lost their provincial matchup with the Holy Trinity Academy Knights of Okotoks 48-21 this past weekend, it was a record-setting year for the team. For the first time in 8 years, the Rocky View Schools championship will be placed in a different school that isn't Cochrane.
"It was a pretty emphatic win over a longtime rival team that's been well respected. That reputation has been well earned for a long time with Cochrane," stated Mustangs Head Coach Chris Glass.
The Mustangs also were ranked in the top 10 small teams in Canada the previous week.
Glass went on to talk about the future of this team.
"Our core group of this year's success was led by our Grade 10 class and we got really talented players coming up."
Looking forward to some of next year's matchups, playing W.H. Croxford and Bert Church is always special.
"Croxford is a well-coached up-and-coming program. They're gonna play us stuff and of course, the Airdrie bowl against Bert Church is always exciting. Then that rivalry against Cochrane, and I don't see that slowing down anytime soon."
Glass mentioned the goals for next year include winning the RVS title again and a provincial title.
The Mustangs season ends with the team ranked sixth in the season's final Tier II rankings, while Croxford sits in the eighth spot.
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