The first game of the Big Sky Football Conference season for the Olds High School Spartans is on Saturday, September 9th at 6pm in Drumheller. George Grant - Head Coach of the OHS football team - says the Spartans, the Drumheller Titans and Canmore's Bow Valley Wolverines all were independent teams in 2016. After half a decade without a league, he is very pleased to have home and away games with both Drum & Canmore as part of a 7 game regular season schedule for the Spartans this year.
The first of four important Big Sky Conference high school football games is coming up for the Olds Spartans.
Olds High School starts the season by traveling to Drumheller to battle the Titans on Saturday, September 9th.
Following 5 seasons of playing exhibition games without a league, Spartans Head Coach George Grant is thrilled they are being joined by Drumheller and Canmore's Bow Valley Wolverines to bring back the Big Sky Conference.
In the future, he hopes more teams will join the Big Sky Conference.
Grant says the Spartans exceeded his expectations while playing 3 mini-games during an August 31st tournament in Cochrane with all the Rockyview schools.
He adds, it was a fantastic learning experience for the OHS football team and good starting spot for them to prepare for the 2017 season
The Spartans strength this season will be their offensive line, according to Grant.
He previews who some of the key contributors will be on defense.
After a trip to Drumheller this weekend, Olds goes to Canmore on September 16th.
The Spartans first home football game is at 4pm on Friday, September 22nd against Calgary's Bishop McNalley/Father Lacombe.
Olds High School had a perfect 7-0 record en route to winning its first ever Big Sky Conference football championship back in 2010 thanks to a 35-13 triumph over Strathmore.
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