Grab your lawn chairs and enjoy.
With playoffs on the horizon, this is likely the season's last Super Saturday of men's rugby at the Mitford Park pitch.
A tripleheader on Sept. 8 sees all three men's teams in action. The Alberta Cup (AC) premier Grizzlies kicks off play at 3 p.m., followed by the division 2 Grizzlies at 4:30 p.m. and the Foothills Lions, a collaboration of the Bow Valley club and Okotoks' Foothills club, play at 6 p.m.
With a 5-1-5 record, the AC Grizzlies have already secured a playoff berth for the pre-season in their first year in Alberta's top rugby league and a little redemption could be in the works for a 39-7 loss on the road to the Hornets in mid-July.
Heading into the playoffs, the competition is tight between the top teams in Southern Alberta and Griz head coach Tyler Hawes says at this point games could go either way.
In their last two games, the Griz have taken on the toughest teams in Southern Alberta and continue to prove they belong in AC. In their last game, they tied the number two Canucks, 24-24. A week previous the Griz were leading before the first place Rams found momentum in the last 10 minutes of play and came away with a 32-24 decision.
At this point, it appears the Griz will have a rematch against the 10-1 Rams in the first round of playoffs at the Calgary Rugby Union fields in southeast Calgary next Saturday, Sept. 15.
The div. 2 Griz have a respectable 5-5 record going into Saturday's match against the Hornets, but appear to be out of playoff contention. Still, it's a chance to finish on a high note and even the score with the Hornets, who won the first matchup.
Foothills Lions are facing the Badlands/Red Deer team in the final matchup of the day. Currently, the Lions are in sixth with a 4-1-5 record and their opponents are just three points ahead of them in the standings. Neither will be playoff bound.