Lions prepared for Cougars in first playoff game

Coming off a bye over the weekend, Sylvan Lake bantam Lions feel well prepared to host Notre Dame Jr. Cougars.

Coming off a bye over the weekend, Sylvan Lake bantam Lions feel well prepared to host Notre Dame Jr. Cougars.

The game goes on the Cody field at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, said coach John Kriekle.

The previous weekend they’d played an exhibition scrimmage against Notre Dame where “neither team played their first string players and neither team showed their secret plays,” Kriekle said. The Lions won 28-6.

The Lions go into their first playoff game with a 5-1 record, compared to the Cougars’ 4-2 standing at the end of the regular season. The Lions finished second in their division and third overall in the Central Football League — “the best ever finish for the Lions, best ever in the history of the Lions”, proclaimed a proud Kriekle.

“If we win this (Saturday’s game) we play Lacombe in the semi-final,” he said.