Estevan's Michael Bittman played an important role in the Regina Thunder winning this year's Prairie Football Conference (PFC) title.
The Thunder defeated the Saskatoon Hilltops 21-16 in the championship game to advance to the Canadian Junior Football League's Canadian Bowl contest.
The Hilltops had won the Canadian Bowl the previous three years.
It's the Thunder's first PFC championship since the team's inception in 1999. Up until 1998, the Regina Rams were the city's junior football team, but the Rams switched to Canadian university football in 1999.
The Thunder dominated most of the contest, as they had a 14-2 lead at half-time and a 21-2 advantage through three quarters. Saskatoon scored twice in the fourth quarter.
Bittman delivered one of the more important plays of the game in the first quarter, as he hit the Saskatoon quarterback as the pivot was throwing the ball. The quarterback was injured and didn't return to the game.
Bittman finished the game with a sack, a tackle and two assisted tackles.
The Thunder will face the Vancouver Island Raiders in the Canadian Bowl on Saturday, November 9 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.