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Lady Gridders hosting playoff game Oct. 24

Semi-final contest in Prairie Girls Football League
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Yorkton Lady Gridders are hoping for a win Sunday and a potential re-match with Moosomin in the league final. (File Photo)
YORKTON - The Yorkton Lady Gridders are into the playoffs, and will host one of the semi finals in the Prairie Girls Football League Sunday at Kinsmen Century Field at 2 p.m. 

The Gridders take on Regina in a game that promises to be a good one said Yorkton head coach Tyrell MacLean. 

“The last time we played Regina it was a really good game,” he said, adding the Lady Gridders came out on top 15-0. “. . . It was close right to the end. 

“I’m expecting a very similar type of game this week.” 

So what will it take for a Gridder win? 

“They’re a very pass oriented team,” said MacLean, adding that will mean defensively getting pressure on the Regina quarterback and hopefully cause a turnover or two. 

In the regular season match-up Yorkton gave up several fumbles and MacLean said that can’t happen again. 

“We want to win the turnover battle this week,” he said. 

On offence the plan is a simple one, score often. 

“We want to score early and keep the foot on the gas, and not let up,” said MacLean. 

Looking at the bigger picture Sunday’s game is notable for several reasons that are not directly related to winning, or losing. 

To start, MacLean said the game will likely be the last one at Century Field this season, so he hopes fans come out for one final gridiron match. 

And for girl’s football in the city it is a historic match-up, the first playoff game ever held here. 

“When we started this (girl’s football), four years ago, this is where we wanted to end up,” said MacLean, noting it is a huge step having an actual league and a championship to pursue in 2021. 

Yorkton goes into the game after a 4-1 regular season, the same record as first place Moosomin who earned first in the PGFL based on their head-to-head score over Yorkton. Moosomin plays Melville in the other semi final contest.