The Regina Thunder got past the three-time champions, the Saskatoon Hilltops, 21-16 in the Prairie Football Conference Championship. This is the first time that the Thunder have won the Prairie Football Conference. The Thunder finished the regular season with a 5-2 record and they will now face the 8-2 Vancouver Island Raiders in the Canadian Bowl, which is the Canadian Junior Football League championship. Estevan's Michael Bittman is a linebacker for the Thunder. The last Saskatchewan team to win this championship was the Regina Rams in 1998, before they moved to the university ranks.
In the CFL, the Saskatchewan Roughriders lost to the Calgary Stampeders 29-25 in a hard-fought game. The Riders' record is 11-6 and they will close out the regular season against the Edmonton Eskimos.
Other scores from Week 18 were: the Toronto Argonauts beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 36-21, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats got past the Montreal Alouettes 27-24 and the B.C Lions beat the Edmonton Eskimos 43-29.
In NCAA football, the No.3 Florida State Seminoles hammered the North Carolina State Wolf Pack 49-17. Florida State's record is 7-0 overall and 5-0 in conference play.
Other scores from Week 9 were: the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide beat the Tennessee Volunteers 45-10, the No. 13 Oklahoma Sooners beat the No. 15 Texas Tech Red Raiders 38-30 and the No. 2 Oregon Ducks beat the University of California of Los Angeles Bruins 42-14.
In NCAA Division 1AA Football, the North Dakota State Bison beat Indiana State 56-10 to remain undefeated.
In the NFL, the New England Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins 27-17. The Pats record is 6-2 and their next game is against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Other scores from Week 8 were: the Oakland Raiders got past the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Cleveland Browns 23-17 and the Green Bay Packers hammered the Minnesota Vikings 44-31.
That’s all folks!