Rimbey Spartans high school football team has finished spring training and will enjoy the summer off before hitting the field in late August.
The Spartans did well in spring training, said coach Bill Bramfield, noting they won three out of four mini games in a jamboree in Edmonton.
“They did well, but more importantly, they gained valuable experience,” he said.
The coach said some adjustments were made on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball following the jamboree.
“These adjustments paid off as the team played an exhibition game against Breton with a favorable outcome.”
The Spartans won the game 91-42 but Bramfield doesn’t feel his team owns bragging rights as things can change as the season progresses.
“I think we are where we need to be, but it’s early. They placed well. They had tied Breton in the jamboree, so they had a little bit to prove. For sure, we have a lot of talented players.”
Eight Spartans will graduate this year but 16 will return and four rookies will be on the roster.
“We have lots of fresh blood coming in.”
The Spartans defeated Drayton Valley last year to win the division finals but lost to Mill Woods in provincials, ending up with a silver medal in the Alberta Six Man Football League.