The Border Bowl is an interprovincial challenge in 6-man football being played on Saturday, June 10 in Aberdeen. Kickoff is at 7:00 pm.
The contest pits 24 of the best 6-man football players from each province in a one-time contest as a means to evaluate players for the upcoming CanAm Bowl set for Hanna, Alberta.
The contest was born out of challenges faced by 6-man players and coaches in having themselves seen for the marquis Team Canada squad that faces the best high school football players from the US in the format
“The Border Bowl came to life with changes that happened to Senior Bowl,” says Coach Darryl Dickson from Wakaw. “Senior Bowl is now a single game with 6-aside, 9-aside, and 12-aside playing in one game, so we ended up having a bit of an issue evaluating our top grade 12 6-aside players.”
Dickson said that the organizations involved opted for an all-star game pitting Saskatchewan players against Alberta players to best determine the top 25 roster for Team Canada in the 25th CanAm Bowl. Saskatchewan’s efforts in the Border Bowl last year were hampered by a limited squad and a quarterback who suffered a game ending injury prior to half time, says Dickson. This year, the Saskatchewan side has been bolstered with 10 Horizon School Division players in the mix.
Dickson will serve as Offensive Coordinator for Team Sask, while Wakaw School colleague Carter Haryett will be Defensive Coordinator. A core of Horizon Division based officials will be on the field in Aberdeen. It’s the best of 6-man football in a cross-border rivalry this Saturday night at the Border Bowl on the gridiron in Aberdeen.