The Sault Sabercats junior varsity team saw its Ontario Football Conference season come to an end on Sunday night.
The Sabercats dropped its OFC West Division final to the Chatham Cougars by a 48-1 margin, ending a season that saw the team post a 7-1 regular season record.
The Sabercats and Cougars finished the regular season with identical records but the Cougars held the tie-breaker and the right to host Sunday’s game. The two teams, along with the Sarnia Sturgeon, finished at 7-1 and Chatham held the advantage between the three teams and took top spot in the division.
The win was a measure of revenge for the Cougars, who dropped a 56-35 decision to the Sabercats in the regular season meeting between the two clubs in Chatham.
It was a tough end to what was a successful season overall for the local OFC entry.
The Sabercats dropped their season opener and would proceed to win seven consecutive games to finish second in the OFC’s West Division.
The team advanced to Sunday’s division final thanks to a convincing 42-3 win over the Sarnia Sturgeon last weekend at Superior Heights.
Chatham reached Sunday’s game thanks to a win over the Brantford Bisons in the other West Division semifinal.
Chatham advances to the OFC JV championship game next weekend in Brantford where they will face the Scarborough Thunder. Scarborough went on the road and beat the Etobicoke Eagles by a 16-15 margin in the East Division final.