Win at provincials a satisfying finish for senior Sabers

The Hanley Sabers pose for a group photo following a 69-61 win over the Wynyard Bears in the six-man 2A provincial final on Nov. 12.

The Hanley Sabers pose for a group photo following a 69-61 win over the Wynyard Bears in the six-man 2A provincial final on Nov. 12.

By Joel van der Veen

HANLEY — Heading into the provincial football final last weekend, the Hanley Sabers had certainly done their homework.

They were up against an unfamiliar team — the Wynyard Bears — but video footage brought back from an earlier game in Watrous gave them some knowledge of what to expect.

“We studied film for two weeks before,” said senior player Marshall Prosofsky. “It was what was needed to win.”

That research paid off handsomely as Hanley claimed the six-man 2A provincial title in Wynyard on Nov. 12, winning with a score of 69-61.

It was the Sabers’ first time claiming the title since 2009, and their first trip to finals since 2012.

Sabers coach Mark Anderson said he was proud of his players, noting, “They just showed such resilience, and a determination to make it happen this year.”

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