The George McDougall Mustangs 2023 season has officially come to an end with a 13-10 loss to the Foothills Falcons in the South Central Zone Final of Tier One Provincials.
The Mustangs were the last of Airdrie schools within Rocky View Schools to be playing, Bert Church Chargers and Croxford Cavaliers being the others.
The Head Coach of the Mustangs, Chris Glass, stated the injury bug got to them in their game against Foothills.
"Very good defensive battle, we had to fight through some injuries, including our starting quarterback who injured a finger on his throwing hand. We went down fighting, and we gave them everything we had."
Before this past weekend, the Mustangs were ranked fifth in the CanadaFootballChat's top 25 small school rankings across Canada.
With this loss, the Mustangs finished their season ranked ninth when it comes to the Alberta football rankings in Tier One.
"When we came out of COVID, we had a new attitude as a program. That team was the first team to start winning and they they went undefeated. Then last year, we ended up winning the Rocky View Sports Association Championship and this year, we cemented ourselves as one of the powerhouse teams."
The Mustangs finished the season with a 10-1 record. Looking forward to next season, Glass mentioned he cannot wait.
"Considering how good this team was. We lose I think six or seven, grade 12 students. The core of this team, from our linebackers, quarterbacks, running backs, to our entire offensive line are all returning."
When asked if they plan on continuing to play in Tier One Provincials next year, Glass stated they will have to see what happens when it comes to the off-season.
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