Another edition of the battle of Saskatchewan kicks off Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.
The Saskatoon Hilltops take on the Regina Thunder under the lights at SMF field.
Both teams are 3-1 in the Canadian Junior Football League.
“You throw all stats out the window when you play the Regina Thunder,” said Hilltops head coach, Tom Sargeant. “It’s an unreal grudge match and great for the fans.”
The Tops beat the Rams in both games in the regular season last year.
“We’ve been looking forward to this one since spring camp,” said fourth-year running back, Logan Fischer. “We’ve played against these guys since we were little (minor football) and we have to show them we are better.”
They will hold the “PotashCorp Scholarship Dinner” before the game with a pre-game address by Sarge.
Rider alumni George Reed will be the guest speaker for the evening.
“It’s our marquee night,” Sargeant said. “We circle this game on the calendar every year.”
Through four games the Tops have 205 rushing yards per game, but Sargeant wants to see that increase against the Thunder.
“We got to run the ball all night,” he said. “I feel whoever runs the ball better will be the team that wins.”
That’s welcome news for Fischer, who’s been averaging 100 yards a game this season.
“We have great depth with all our running backs,” he said. “Regina has a good running game, but I think we have a better one.”
Fischer expects a win this weekend.
“We have great coaches and they teach us the way to win,” he said.