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Pitbulls run ends in championship final

By Aaron Wilgosh, The Graphic

The Bantam Pitbulls pose for a photo after falling in the Manitoba Minor Football Association Bantam A Championship. (Supplied Photo)

The Bantam Pitbulls pose for a photo after falling in the Manitoba Minor Football Association Bantam A Championship. (Supplied Photo)

Heads held high.

An incredible second half of the season carried the Portage Pitbulls all the way to the Manitoba Minor Football Association Bantam A championship where their streak finally came to an end at the hands of the North Winnipeg Nomads, who won 62-32 over the Pitbulls to capture the title.

The Pitbulls started the year slow, with several first-time players in the line-up, they ended up going 0-4 to get the season going. They finally got their first win September 17 over Corydon, then closed out the year with three more to finish 4-4 heading into playoffs. The Pitbulls ended up pairing up with Corydon in the first round of the playoffs. They won 30-0 as the mercy rule was enacted before the half. The Pitbulls took out the St. James Rods in the semifinal to punch their ticket to the championship where they fell to the Nomads.

The bantam Pitbulls will now enjoy a lengthy off season and will begin camps in the summer. The Crunchers team has one more game left, they'll play at Investors Group Field tomorrow.



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