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Saskatoon Hilltops win PFC final with 36-24 victory over Regina Thunder

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WATCH ABOVE: The Saskatoon Hilltops won the Prairie Football Conference final with a 36-24 victory over the Regina Thunder on Sunday, Oct. 22 at SMF Field – Oct 22, 2017

For the fourth consecutive season, the Saskatoon Hilltops captured the Prairie Football Conference title after a 36-24 victory over the Regina Thunder at SMF Field on Sunday.

With a 29-10 lead at the half, Saskatoon looked poised on the field, but a touchdown from Thunder’s Lee Brown, followed up by Victor St. Pierre Laviolette in the fourth quarter brought Regina to within five points.

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Then with 1:36 left in the game, defensive lineman Garth Knittig plowed into the end zone as the Hilltops took a 12 point lead and held on for the win.

This was the fourth meeting between the provincial rivals in the conference final, and the third time Saskatoon has defeated its southern counterparts.

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The Hilltops will now host Cullen Cup Champions, the Vancouver Island Raiders, in the national semifinal on Sunday, Oct. 29th at 1 p.m,. CT at SMF Field.

 

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