The Winnipeg Rifles are in a must-win situation tonight in order to make the playoffs.

The Rifles, who compete in the Canadian Junior Football League's Prairie Football Conference have a 3 and 4 record and hit the field against the 5 and 2 Regina Thunder at Investors Group Field at 7:00 p.m.

Three players on the team this year are from Morden including, quarterback Jonathan Remple, receiver Gabriel Grenier, and Offensive Lineman Cameron Klassen.

Remple is in his fourth year with the team. During last week's game, Remple completed 7 of his 12 passes for 59 yards and was able to help contribute to the team's only touchdown.

"We kind of got away from our game plan. They did a few things that we weren't expecting," said Remple. "In that drive, we got back to what we wanted to do. We were out to march the ball with our option play. So if I kept it I ran or threw and if I gave it away we ran it up the middle."

Remple played with the Pembina Valley Cornhuskers prior to their disbandment and then finished his high school football with the Sturgeon Heights Collegiate Huskies.

gabrielgrenier rifles wesensGabriel Grenier is in his first year with the team and plays receiver

Gabriel Grenier is a first-year receiver for the team and has been soaking in the entire experience with the football club during his rookie season.

"I always loved football and graduated out of the midget league and just wanted another chance at football. I thought why not come and try out and I made it," said Grenier. "Before this, I didn't really play any sports and didn't really play football until about grade nine."

Grenier, who previously played with the Southwest Wolves of the Manitoba Midget Football League, said the team atmosphere with the Rifles is awesome.

"We have three Morden boys here and we want all the support we can get," said Grenier when asked why everyone should come out and support them.

cameronklassen rifles wesensCameron Klassen is one of the team's offensive lineman, and this is his first year with the Rifles

Klassen is also in his first year with the club and has been playing football since he was 10.

"I just love the game. It's a game that can bring people together and create a good camaraderie," said Klassen.

Klassen, who is one of the team's lineman really likes the fact that in football everyone is competing for a chance to play, but at the end of everything, the whole team is one happy family.

"We facing Regina next week and that's a team that we are very close with. If all goes well we should end the season at 4 and 4," said Klassen.

                                                                                                                 Photo's courtesy of Wes Ens

                                                                              

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Thursday, November 15th

Zone 4 High School AAA Volleyball
Varsity Girls Final
Miller at Sanford, 5:30 p.m.
Varsity Boys Final
Morden vs Miller
@ Altona, 5:30 p.m.

MHSAA Volleyball
Inter-Zone
AAAA Junior Varsity Girls
Northlands Parkway vs Vincent Massey
@ Brandon, 4 p.m.
AAAA Junior Varsity Boys
Northlands Parkway vs Vincent Massey
@ Brandon, 5:45 p.m.
AAA Junior Varsity Boys
Miller vs Virden
@ Treherne, 7 p.m.
AAAA Varsity Girls
Garden Valley vs Vincent Massey
@ Brandon, 4 p.m.
AAAA Varsity Boys
Garden Valley vs Vincent Massey
@ Brandon, 5:45 p.m.

Zone 4 High School Hockey League
PCI vs Miller
@ Portage, 7:30 p.m.
Pembina at Morden, 8 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Bantam Hockey League
Pembina Valley at Wpg Sharks, 7:45 p.m.

MJHL
Steinbach at Virden, 7:30 p.m.

NHL
New Jersey at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Florida at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Nashville at Arizona, 8 p.m.
Montreal at Calgary, 8 p.m.
Toronto at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

NFL
Green Bay at Seattle, 7:20 p.m.

NBA
Golden State at Houston, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Denver, 8 p.m.
San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 14th

SEMHL
Carman 4 Notre Dame 1

Zone 4 High School Hockey League
Miller 11 Carman 0
Morris 10 Morden 2
Pembina 5 Garden Valley 2  

MJHL
Portage 8 Selkirk 2
Swan Valley 9 Neepawa 3
Dauphin 4 Wpg Blues 0

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman 3 Interlake 2

AHL
Manitoba 5 Texas 4

NHL
Winnipeg 3 Washington 1
Chicago 1 St. Louis 0
Colorado 6 Boston 3
Vegas 5 Anaheim 0

NBA
Detroit 106 Toronto 104
Orlando 111 Philadelphia 106
Washington 119 Cleveland 95
Miami 120 Brooklyn 107
Boston 111 Chicago 82
Memphis 116 Milwaukee 113
Minnesota 107 New Orleans 100
Oklahoma City 128 New York 103
Dallas 118 Utah 68
Phoenix 116 San Antonio 96
L.A. Lakers 126 Portland 117

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