The Saskatoon Hilltops ride big plays and huge performances to a 58-5 win over Winnipeg in Sunday’s Prairie Football Conference semi-final at SMF Field.
Quarterback Jordan Walls completed 18-of-29 passes for 465 yards and four touchdowns including pass and run plays of 81 and 45 yards to Jason Price. The fifth-year receiver caught five passes for 193 yards while Tanner Rhode hauled in 8 passes for 193 yards including a 24-yard touchdown reception on the final play of the first quarter.
Josh Ewanchyna ran for a 24- yard touchdown to cap the first possession of the game and a four-play 60-yard drive. He carried the ball 18 times for 157 yards and also scored a 34-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter after taking a screen pass from Walls.
The defense got into the act in the fourth quarter as Logan Kelsey-Stern returned an interception 120 yards for a touchdown, picking off the Riley Naujoks pass about ten yards deep in the Hilltops end zone.
Defensive lineman Connor Delehey rambled 41 yards for a touchdown after recovering a fumble following a hit on Naujoks in the Rifles backfield.
The Hilltops totaled over 600-yards in offense during a dominant performance.
The four-time defending Canadian Bowl champions will host the Edmonton Huskies in next Sunday’s PFC final as Edmonton beat Regina 39-36 in overtime in the other PFC semifinal The winner advances to the Canadian Bowl Sat. Nov. 17. Opening kick-off will be at 1 p.m. with the broadcast on 92.9 THE BULL beginning at 12:30.