League Story

REC A TITLE RACE HEATING UP

With five teams within striking range of first place, the final two weeks of the season are going to be wild. The current favourites to win the regular season title are Peter Dante Slangin'. After already carrying the deepest roster in the division, they were able to add Grey Cup Champion, Julan Lynch, to their receiving core. They sit at 7-3 and are entering a crucial matchup with the Probacks in week 11. Their defense, bolstered by an abundance of former University of Saskatchewan Huskies, including Spencer Krieger and Shane Buchanan, has the ability to help them compete in any game.

The Probacks, looking to defeat Peter Dante Slangin' and split the season series in week 11 have taken an untraditional route this year. With a roster filled with former Huskies including duo of Mitch Hillis and Drew Burko, their offense is able to score at-will. Especially with the ability to run two-quarterback sets between Jeremy Long, Kyle Siemens, and the aformentioned Burko. However, they, along with Team D, have three games left. They play a double-header between Blades and Peter Dante Slangin', then end their season with a tilt against the struggling Replacements. A Wednesday night sweep could mean another regular season title for the Probacks.

Team D, the favourites for most of the season, have struggled recently. They have three games left to play, but hold one of the easier end of season schedules. They will take on the Toads, who gave be unable to string consistent performances together, followed by a double-header in week 12 against the Blades and Raiders, both teams who are vying for the top seed. Team D has a great opportunity to steal the one seed, expect them to put up a good fight.

The Blades have been an interesting team to watch this season. By far one of the most underrated teams in the AFFL, they boast one of the best Rec A records. At 7-3, they are tied for first place and are ready to strike for that valuable one spot. Led by quarterback Ben Njaa, they have been an under the radar contender all year. Unfortunately, they round out the season with games against the Probacks and Team D. They are 1-1 against those two teams, but stringing together back-to-back wins against those teams is a tall order. It is not impossible however, with this team showing the ability to beat anyway, they could be the team to do it.