Saskatchewan wins opener at Football Nationals

Ethan Kurtz and Rhett Vavra SUBMITTED PHOTO

A pair of local athletes helped Saskatchewan to a tournament-opening win at the Football Canada Cup National Championship on Sunday.

Receiver Rhett Vavra and defensive back Ethan Kurtz helped Saskatchewan defeat Nova Scotia 37-0 in Kingston, Ontario.

Saskatchewan, the defending national champions, will now face Ontario on Wednesday in the semi-final.

Zach Cloutier will also represent Saskatchewan on the U16 team that will take part in the Western Challenge from July 13-19 in Kamloops, BC.