It was a disappointing end to what was still a strong season for the Ontario Football Conference’s Sault Sabercats varsity team on Saturday.
The Sabercats dropped a 33-8 road decision to the Waterloo Predators on the road on Saturday evening in the OFC’s West Division final at Warriors Field in Waterloo, bringing an end to the Sabercats season.
The Predators advance to the OFC championship game next weekend in Brantford, where they will face the Oshawa Hawkeyes. The Hawkeyes won the East Division final by a 13-2 margin over the Scarborough Thunder in Oshawa.
The Sabercats entered Saturday’s game on the heels of a 33-16 win over the Brantford Bisons last weekend at Superior Heights in one of two West Division semifinal games.
Saturday was the second meeting between the Sabercats and Predators this season. Waterloo won the lone regular season meeting by an 8-7 score thanks to a late field goal.
The loss dropped the Sabercats record to 1-1 at the time. The team ended regular season action with a five-game winning streak to enter the playoffs with a 6-2 record.
The Sabercats junior varsity team is set to play in the OFC West Division final on Sunday on the road in Chatham against the Cougars.
Kickoff in Chatham on Sunday is 7 p.m.
The winner of that game will face the winner of the East Division final in Etobicoke between the hometown Eagles and the Scarborough Thunder.
The JV Sabercats advanced to the West final thanks to a 42-3 win over the Sarnia Sturgeon last weekend at Superior Heights.