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Played wholeheartedly,

Football is a soul-satisfying outlet for the rugged, courageous type of boy

Who likes physical contact.

Played halfheartedly,

Football is a waste of time and energy.

Football is no halfway game.

To play it, you have to get wet all over.

- Dana X. Bible

 

In the end, it's extra effort that separates a winner from second place. But winning takes a lot more than that too. It starts with a complete command of the fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline and self-sacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness and respect for your fellow man. Put all these together, and even if you don't win, how can you lose?

- Jesse Owens

 

Friendship Camp

The Tartans are pleased to announce that they will be conducting a Friendship Camp on the Kahkewistahaw First Nation with the Khakewistahaw Hurricanes on May 26-28. The camp will involve the Tartans leading football skill development with the Hurricanes, and the Hurricanes teaching Cree culture to the Tartans. Huge thanks to our sponsor, the Co-Op Refinery Complex!

2016 Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2016 team award winners:

Most Valuable Player - Yianni Maragos

Outstanding Defensive Player - Josh White

Outstanding Offensive Player - Bennett Stusek

Players Leadership Award - Tristan Gaber, Elias Maze

Outstanding Lineman - Jordan Bodnar

Outstanding Special Teams Player - Jaxon Ford

Most Improved Player - Ben Rutzki

Greg Johnson Coaches Award - Jory Boychuk, Davis Kalesnikoff, Chris Norman

Outstanding Rookie - Drew Lawrence

FAST Off-Season Excellence Award - Jordan Bodnar

September 13 Thanks!

On Tuesday, September 13th, the Tartans had a couple of great learning opportunities. Mrs. Trina Markusson did a sessino on mindfullness with the team, helping us to work on staying "in the moment". Following that, Mr. Jacques Delorme gave a detailed presetation on nutrition for athletes. Thanks to both for the valuable information and ideas to help us reach our potential!

Congratulations to Football Saskatchewan's Under 18 Team!

Team Saskatchewan had a great Football Canada Cup tournament this July in Winnipeg. The team defeated Manitoba and Ontario on the way to the championship final against Quebec. Unfortunately the team lost, but the silver medal at the national championship is just another example of how good Saskatchewan football is. Congratulations to the Tartans that were a part of Team Sask: defensive back Jaxon Ford, defensive lineman Paxton Seib, receiver Bennett Stusek and linebacker Josh WhiteJeff Stusek coached receivers and special teams for Team Sask. 

Congratulations RMF Team South Sask!

Regina Minor Football's under 16 all star team, Team South Sask, won the Western Canada Under 16 Footbal Challenge in July. Seven Tartans helped the team to an undefeated performance: linebackers Matt Splett, Jaxon Runge and Tariq Al Katib, defensive lineman Brock Wagg, receiver Kolton Zepick, offensive lineman Max McFadden, and defensive line Coach Tim McFadden. The team defeated BC, Manitoba and North Saskatchewan on their way to a perfect record.

Alumni in the CFL

Several former Tartans made their mark on the CFL early this summer. Defensive lineman Boyd Richardson (recently of the Vanier Cup champion UBC Thunderbirds) is on the practice roster with the BC Lions, and receiver Kris Calcutt (currently with the Regina Thunder) is practicing with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Linebacker Geoff Hughes (2015 graduate from the U of S Huskies) is playing with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Great job Tartans!

 

2015 RIFL All Stars

Congratulations to the six Tartans that earned Schwann Conference all star recognition this season:

Offense - Andrew Daverne (OL), Bennett Stusek (RC), Brayden Wagg (QB)

Defense - Josh Hagerty (LB), Kane Knauss (DB), Carter Stusek (DL)

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Football Canada Cup Football Saskatchewan's Under 18 team had another successful performance at the 2015 Football Canada Cup in Quebec, winning the bronze medal. Four Tartans were part of the team: DB Josh Hagerty, RC Avery Pierce, DL Carter Stusek, and QB Brayden Wagg. The team had an easy opening win against Team New Brunswick before a heart-breaking loss to the hosts, Team Quebec Blue in the semi final. In the bronze medal game, Team Saskatchewan came back from an early deficit to cruise to a convincing win over Team Alberta. Following the tournament, individual honours were given out. Congratulations to DB Josh Hagerty for being named a FCC ALl Star, and earning a spot on Team Canada in the 2016 Under 18 International Bowl Series in Dallas! Saskatchewan Roughriders Man-Sask Challenge Regina Minor Football once again assembled an under 16 team of players from across southern Saskatchewan to compete in a summer tournament. With the Red River Cup no longer in operation, RMF partnered with Saskatoon Minor Football to host a four team tournament between to Saskatchewan teams and two Manitoba teams. The Tartans were very well represented on Team South Sask: DB Chris Blackett, DB Jaxon Ford, DB Liam Gray, RC Berk Noble, DL Brock Wagg, LB Josh White, and practice roster LB Matt Splett. The team was led by Tartan coaches Jeff Stusek (HC) and Rob Hartman (DC/LBs). Team South Sask had a great tournament, easily defeating both Manitoba teams before facing Team North Sask at SMF Field in Saskatoon. It was another dominating performance by Team South Sask, and they cruised to an undefeated record in the round robing tournament. Senior Bowl Honours Congratulatios to Tartan grads Payton Hall and Dryden Kalesnikoff who received individual awards at the recent Football Saskatchewan Senior Bowl game. Payton was named the top defensive back in the South, and Dryden was named the top running back in the South. Both players had excellent games, as did their Senior Bowl teammates, RC Lee Brown, RC Kris Calcutt, DL Matt Douglas, LB Tanner Smith and DL Braxton Turnbull. The Tartans helped lead the South to a huge come-from-behind 37-13 victory. Coach Hall was the linebacker coach and Special Teams Coordinator for the South Team. Tartans in the Sports Pages Lee Brown and Kris Calcutt - Senior Bowl XXXI Kris Calcutt - Regina Thunder Kris Calcutt - Regina Thunder Payton Hall - U of S Huskies CFC Top 100 For the first time, the Tartans had players ranked in the Canada Football Chat Top 100 list of players graduating in 2015. Defensive back Payton Hall was ranked #31, and running back Dryden Kalesnikoff was ranked #100. These two grade 12 players were compared to "grade 13" players from Ontario (players who return for a 5th year of high school to play another year of football), CEGEP players from Quebec (who finish high school in grade 11 and then play two years of junior college-type football), and several players from across Canada that went to US prep schools for an extra year of high school football. Six players from Saskatchewan made the list (click the headline to see the link). Hall Returns to International Bowl For the second consecutive year, defensive back Payton Hall earned a spot on the Football Canada Cup All Star Team and travelled to Dallas to take on the under 18 Team USA in the International Bowl. Last year, Team Canada dominated Team USA, and though the score wasn't as lopsided, Team Canada again controlled the game en route to a 25-9 victory. Click on the headline to see the article from the Moose Jaw Times Herald. Congratulations Payton and Team Canada! 2014 Award Winners At our annual awards banquet on November 30th, our team awards were handed out. Congratulations to the whole team for a great season, and in particualr, to these players: FAST Award sponsored by Rod Flahr (off-season excellence) - Payton Hall and Dryden Kalesnikoff Outstanding Rookie - Paxton Seib Most Improved Player - Mason Mullaney and Mitch Thatcher Greg Johnson Coaches Award - Matt Douglas and Brayden Wagg Players Leadership Award - Payton Hall Outstanding Lineman - Braxton Turnbull Outstanding Special Teams Player - Kris Calcutt and Payton Hall Outstanding Offensive Player - Dryden Kalesnikoff Outstanding Defensive Player - Brody Strocen Most Valuable Player - Dryden Kalesnikoff A special Regina Intercollegiate Football League Award was also presented. Shaylin Pillay won the CKCK Citizenship Award for combining contributions to his football team, volunteering in the community, and being a positive citizen of his school and city. Highest Ever Ranking For Tartans by Canada Football Chat CanadaFootballChat.com continued to rank high school teams from coast to coast, and the Tartans had their highest season-end ranking, finishing 13th in the nation. The team's ranking peaked at 8th mid season after their big win over the previously undefeated LeBoldus Golden Suns (who finished ranked #5). Click on the headline for the full rankings. RIFL All-Stars and League Awards Congratulations to the following Tartan players who earned all-star recognition for their outstandoutsing seasons: Lee Brown - receiver Kris Calcutt - receiver, kicker Dryden Kalesnikoff -runningback Braxton Turnbull - offensive lineman Payton Hall - defensive back Tanner Smith - linebacker Brody Strocen - linebacker Braxton Turnbull - defensive lineman The RIFL also presented their four major player of the year awards, and for possibly the first time ever, one team swept the awards. Congratulations Tartans! Dryden Kalesnikoff -outstanding offensive player, outstanding special teams player Brody Strocen - outstanding defensive player Braxton Turnbull - outstanding lineman Another Silver Finish for Tartans A fine season came to a disappointing end on November 6th when the Tartans lost the Schwann Conference final to the LeBoldus Golden Suns by a score of 42-27. The game was very close at half time, but turnovers and missed tackles give the Suns too many opportunities to take over the game, and they took advantage of them. The Suns went on to easily with the 4A provincial championship for the third year in a row with a convincing win over Saskatoon Holy Cross. The Tartans were the only team in three seasons that were able to beat the Suns, besting them by a score of 37-30 in early October. This was the Tartans' fourth conference championship appearance in five years, but their only win in that time came in 2010. Hall Earns Second Stint with Football Canada Cup All-Star Team at International Bowl After another solid performance at the Football Canada Cup, Tartan defensive back Payton Hall was named to the tournament all-star team. As a result, he earned a roster spot on Team Canada's under 18 entry at the International Bowl in Dallas, Texas in February 2015. This will be his second trip to Texas with the FCC all-stars, as he was on the winning 2014 team. Nine Tartans Perform at Football Canada Cup The annual Football Canada under 18 championship tournament, the Football Canada Cup, was hosted in Saskatoon in July, and nine Tartans took part in the competition. Football Saskatchewan decided to field two teams (Team Green and Team White) to make it a balanced eight team tournament, and both teams put in strong performances. Defensive back Payton Hall was a captain for Team Green, and he was joined by running back Dryden Kalesnikoff and receiver/kicker Kris Calcutt. Team White featured quarterback Brayden Wagg, receiver Avery Pierce, linebackers Tanner Smith and Matt Douglas, and defensive backs Kane Knauss and Ethan Englot. Team White opened the tournament against the defending champions from Quebec, and played them tough, eventually losing 27-7. Tanner Smith was named defensive player of the game for Team White. In their second game, they rebounded with a 26-14 win over Team Nova Scotia. That put them into the 5th place game against Team Manitoba. The game was very close until the end when Manitoba prevailed 24-10. Team Sask White impressed a lot of people, as one of the smallest provinces in the tournament fielded a second team that was very competitive. Team Green opened the tournament against Team Manitoba, and earned a solid 20-2 victory. That put them into the championship semi final against Team Alberta, and after establishing a huge lead, Team Green held on for a 40-32 win and a berth in the gold medal game. In the history of Saskatchewan's involvement in the Canada Cup, this was the fourth championship game appearance (2006 loss to Quebec, 2009 win over Alberta when Coach Hall was the head coach, 2010 win over Quebec). Team Green faced off against a very strong Team Ontario, and after putting up a good fight, had to settle for silver with a 27-17 loss. Congratulations to the Tartans, Team Sask White and Team Sask Green! Disappointing Red River Cup for Team South Sask and several Tartans Team South Sask had high hopes as they headed to Winnipeg for the Red River Cup under 16 tournament. The coaching staff was once again led by Tartans: Coach Stusek, who joined the Tartans this year to work with receivers, returned as the head coach and offensive coordinator; Coach Hartman was back as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach; Coach Horan, who rejoined the Tartan staff this year, contributed as the defensive line coach. On the field, several new Tartans were part of Team South Sask: receiver Bennett Stusek, running back Yianni Maragos, and defensive linemen Redian Jeshari and Paxton Seib. Team South Sask got off to a great start with a big 32-0 win over Team BC Blue, and then had another shut-out victory over Team BC Orange, winning 29-0.Day 2 was a lot more challenging. Against Manitoba Gold, Team South Sask came back from a 6 point deficit with 30 seconds left, but missed the go-ahead extra point. Fortunately they recovered a fumble on Manitoba Gold's next offensive play, and were able to punt a rouge for the win. Needing a tie or win to advance to the gold medal game, they came up short against Manitoba Black. Down by 3 late in the game, a short field goal attempt hit the upright, and South Sask was relegated to the bronze medal game. In the 3rd place final on day 3, Team South Sask came out flat and got down early, and despite fighting back, lost 23-15. Silver for Team Canada at IFAF Junior World Championships In July, Football Canada's Junior National Team travelled to Kuwait to compete in the International Federation of American Football under 20 world championship. Coach Hall was the defensive backs coach for Team Canada. After a week long training camp in Milan, Italy, the team travelled to Kuwait and played their first game against a very overmatched host team. Doing everything they could to not embarrass the home team, Team Canada won 91-0. Game 2 was against France, and Coach Hall's DBs allowed 0 yards passing and had three INTs (one for a TD) to help Canada win 56-0. Game 3 was a bit more of a challenge, but Canada pulled away in the second half to beat Austria 36-7. With a 3-0 pool record, Team Canada advanced to the gold medal game against the US who were also undefeated. After giving the US an early 12-0 lead, Canada settled down and took a 14-12 lead into half time. Unfortunately a 5 minute span at the end of the 3rd quarter resulted in three quick US scores, and they ran away with a 40-17 win, leaving Team Canada to settle for the silver medal. NFL Canada Youth Coach of the Year Huge congratulations to Coach Rob Hartman, who was recently selected as a finalist for NFL Canada Youth Coach of the Year! Click the headline to see the article from NFL Canada. The winner will be named in mid November. Coach Hartman is a favorite with the players for his football expertise, his energy and enthusiasm, and his interesting and meaningful weekly Life Talks. Congratulations Coach Hartman! Tartans Crack CFC Top 50 Thanks to their strong playoff performances, the Tartans were placed #42 in the CanadaFootballChat.com top 50 high school rankings. Only two other Saskatchewan schools were in the ranking: the Schwann Conference and provincial champion LeBoldus Golden Suns (4) and the Saskatoon champion Holy Cross Crusaders (31). The Suns defeated the Crusaders 41-7 in the provincial final on November 9th. Click the headline for the entire top 50 list. 2013 Tartan Award Winners Congratulations to the players that received team awards at our wind-up banquet: Most Valuable Player - Rhys Desjarlais Outstanding Defensive Player - Braxton Turnbull/Tanner Smith Outstanding Offensive Player - Dryden Kalesnikoff Outstanding Special Teams Player - Kris Calcutt Outstanding Lineman - Braxton Turnbull Coaches Award - Payton Hall/Brayden Wagg Most Improved Player - Matt Douglas Outstanding Rookie - Kelsey Wyonzek 2013 Schwann Conference All Stars Congratulations to the following Tartans that earned RIFL Schwann Conference All Star recognition this season: Dryden Kalesnikoff - Running back Chris Calcutt - Receiver Lee Brown - Receiver Braxton Turnbull - Defensive Lineman Carter Strocen - Punter Tartans earn Schwann Conference silver The young Tartans had a great playoff run, defeating Winston Knoll in the quarter finals, and beating Riffel in the semi final. That put them into the RIFL 4A championship game against the undefeated LeBoldus Golden Suns. They got off to a great start and played a strong game (see Game Summaries) but lost 35-16 to the Suns. LeBoldus advances to the provincial championship vs. the Holy Cross Crusaders on November 9th. The Schwann Conference silver medals will hopefully be a strong motivation for the returning Tartans to approach next season with hunger and confidence. Tartans Making a Contribution For the second consecutive year, the Tartans decided to "make a difference" in October by having a "Pink Game" and making a donation to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre. The team gave up a weekend in September to work the concession of the CRUSH volleyball tournament, with all proceeds going toward their donation. They raised $750, and prior to the October 11th game against Riffel, presented a cheque to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre. The team then went on to have a great game, defeating Riffel 29-4. Follow us on Twitter! @TartansFootball Tartan Football Fitness Centre Contributions In 2010, Campbell Collegiate began a fitness centre revitalization process, focussing on enhancing the equipment and facility. The 2010-2012 school construction project provided for the facility upgrading (flooring, walls, ceiling, lighting, doors etc.). The Tartan Football Team has contributed the following equipment to the fitness centre: rubberized power lifting platform landmine lifting chains dumbbells