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Spartans head in to playoffs off of big win

Dan Marcinkowski is the Strathmore Standard's Sports and Wheatland County council reporter. Contact him with any and all information, story tips or concerns at 403-934-3021 ext. 308.

By Dan Marcinkowski, Strathmore Standard

Strathmore High School ended their season on a high note, winning 42-7 at home against McCoy and clinching third-place for the playoffs. The Spartan football team will be in Medicine Hat against Crescent Heights on Oct. 21 at 5 p.m in the first round of the playoffs.

Strathmore High School ended their season on a high note, winning 42-7 at home against McCoy and clinching third-place for the playoffs. The Spartan football team will be in Medicine Hat against Crescent Heights on Oct. 21 at 5 p.m in the first round of the playoffs.

The Strathmore Spartans senior football team ended their season on a high note and will now look to carry that momentum in the postseason.

The Spartants hosted McCoy on Oct. 14 in the last regular season game of the season and won 42-7. The Spartans played tough football in the freezing weather and were all ready to play. The Spartans made some great throws and catches and played some solid defense in the game.

The win also qualified Strathmore for the provincial game where if they win they will play in provincials for the first time

“We were really excited to close out our regular season in the way that we did,” said Spartans coach Travis Gorski.

“The most important part we talked about all week was starting well. We scored two quick touchdowns and we were able to keep the momentum going all game.”

Garrett Gatto has been one of the key players for the Spartans this season. He plays on both the offensive and defensive line and is always in the middle of the play, making blocks on offense, or stuffing the line and making tackles on defense.

“We played really well as a team and it was good to end like that at home,” he said.

Gatto is ready to play in the playoffs.

“We just need to keep going and take the next step and hopefully come out with a win in our playoff game.”

Strathmore will now visit Medicine Hat to take on Cresecent Heights at 5 p.m. on Oct. 21, in a first round playoff matchup. The Spartans lost to Crescent Heights in their first meeting, but now have grown as a team and are playing even better football, so it should be a good and close matchup.

“If we have our heads more into the game and do a lot of preparation, I think we will do well,” said Gatto. 



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