Kobras honour top players after successful season

Despite falling just short of a provincial football title, the team had plenty to celebrate and a few life lessons to embrace

The KCS Kobras football awards night was held on Wednesday. Kevin Pinno (right) was one of the big winners, earning the Defensive Leadership Award and the Coaches’ Choice Award. Presenting him with the award for Coaches’ Choice is head coach Tavis Lehman.

Kevin McBain
of The Clarion

The Kindersley Composite School Kobras had a lot to celebrate in 2017, culminating a very successful season with a trip to the provincial finals for the first time since 1970.

The team started off slow, earning only two wins in their first five games. Then they turned it around and won four straight games to earn a berth in the provincial high school football championships.

Brandon Veldhoen (centre) was a big winner at the KCS Kobras’ awards night Nov. 15th. He earned the offensive MVP award as well as the offensive leadership award. With him is Head Coach Tavis Lehman and Coach Shane Anderson.

Unfortunately, their quest for the school’s first provincial title fell short in Lumsden.

Members of the team, coaching staff, parents and supporters gathered at the Kindersley Elks hall last Wednesday night to celebrate the season.

The evening kicked off with a quick meeting of the parents’ association, which is working on fundraising for a clubhouse. They hope it will be built in time for the 2018 season.

Following a fantastic meal, offensive co-ordinator Doug Klassen, who is famous for his speeches, shared some thoughts on the season and some life lessons that can be learned from playing football:

For more on this story, please see the Nov. 22 print edition of The Clarion. Kindersley Kobras

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