I wish to thank coaches Dave Laplante and Chris Hall for forming the first regional midget spring football team in Central Alberta to play in the Calgary League.
This was a huge effort and time commitment by them and they certainly earned the respect of all of us associated with the Prairie Fire.
They recruited coaches and players throughout the region and produced a team that was competitive in the Calgary League in their first year, winning runner up in the B side. This was quite a feat for the new entry in a league of 12 teams, considering the difficulties of having to play in Calgary all but one game due to Central Alberta not having an artificial turf field.
The Prairie Fire uniforms were incredibly smart and drew many comments from Calgary fans and much praise from our fans.
Coaches Hall and Laplante and their wives and the many volunteer parents who fundraised and contributed in so many ways to make a wonderful season for all the players.
I am so proud of everyone for their contributions so that these boys could improve their skills and enjoy being part of such an incredible organization.
This team can only improve next year and I wish them every success in future years.