The W.H. Croxford Cavaliers football team is looking to replicate last year's success on the gridiron.
2018 was the Cavaliers' most successful to date in its four-year history of playing in the Rocky View Sports Association (RVSA), as the team recorded a 4-4 record.
But the Cavs' graduated several key players last year, including quarterback Keagan Henderson, receivers Jamal Bacchus and Nolan Phillips and defensive back Keegan Proudlock. All four players joined junior football teams in the British Columbia Football Conference.
After holding a preseason training camp in August, the Cavs took on the Bow Valley Bobcats Aug. 30 in an exhibition game.
The squad's first competitive game of the season will likely be its toughest – W.H. Croxford will line up to face the Cochrane Cobras Sept. 7, in Cochrane.
The Cobras is the undeniable team to beat in the RVSA, having won the division championship the last five years without suffering a single loss. Cochrane is also chasing its sixth consecutive Tier 3 provincial championship.
After taking on the defending champ, the Cavaliers will have another tough encounter Sept. 13, when the team travels west to face the Springbank Phoenix – last season's runner-up in the RVSA. The Phoenix will head into that game on a high, after defeating the George McDougall Mustangs 44-6 in the first game of the season.
W.H. Croxford will finally enjoy a home game Sept. 21, when it takes on the Mustangs in an east-against-west Airdrie battle. That game goes at 2:30 p.m. at Ed Eggerer Athletic Park.
For a full schedule of Cavaliers games, visit rvsa.rockyview.ab.ca