The Bow Valley Bobcats boy's soccer team has had a busy week playing Rockyview School's Semi Finals on Thursday, then competing in South Central Zone Championships on June 3,4 in Canmore.
On Thursday, June 2 the team triumphed over Bert Church Chargers 6-0 in the RVS Semi-finals, and will play the George MacDougall Mustangs for Gold in the RVS league tonight in Airdrie.
The Bobcats also had a successful weekend bringing home a silver medal in the South Central Zone Championships, Coach Jez Rodgers says it still wasn't the outcome they were looking for.
"It wasn't gold, but you learn more from a loss than you do a win," he says. "Everybody played the part in that, it was a good squad effort, everybody stepped up."
Rodgers shares the weekend was a struggle for the team at some points, the heat and fatigue affected the players greatly.
"That was a tough one with the weather, and after Thursday night they were pretty tired. We started against Canmore, the zone champions last year, we managed to go 2-0 at half time, and then the second half, we were done. The battled, and we managed to get away with a 2-1 win."
The Bobcats were victorious the next two games against Strathmore and Springbank. The team went on to play Brooks in the SC Zone Semi Finals on Saturday, winning 6-0.
Rodgers says by the gold medal game the team was exhausted.
"You could see the fatigue starting to set in, with the soccer they played the days before, it really killed them, unfortunately the final ended up being one game too far for them."
The game was decided in overtime, the Bobcats falling 3-2.
Rodgers is most proud of the great sportsmanship and behaviour shown throughout the weekend.
"No complaints, can only credit the guys with fantastic effort throughout the whole weekend. Obviously they were dissappointed not to win, but when the presentation came they stood heads high, they are proud of what they achieved, they're a fantastic bunch of kids, they work hard."
Rodgers adds all players stood in line and applauded the winners right to the last man.