The Winnipeg Rifles junior football team will open the 2011 Prairie Football Conference season at Canad Inns Stadium on Aug. 14 against the Edmonton Huskies.
In the 2011 PFC schedule, released on Tuesday, the Rifles will play an eight-game schedule in what is the team’s 10th anniversary season in the six-team PFC.
The Rifles will meet the Edmonton Huskies and Edmonton Wildcats once each while playing home-and-away series against the Regina Thunder, Calgary Colts and defending PFC champion Saskatoon Hilltops.
The PFC is part of the Canadian Junior Football League which also includes the B.C. Football Conference and the Ontario Football Conference. The CJFL includes 20 teams and players aged 17-22.
Rifles 2011 schedule:
Sunday August 14 vs. Edmonton Huskies, noon, Canad Inns Stadium
Sunday August 21 at Saskatoon Hilltops
Sunday August 28 vs. Regina Thunder, noon, Canad Inns Stadium
Sunday Sept. 4 at Edmonton Wildcats
Sunday Sept. 18 at Regina Thunder
Sunday Sept. 25 vs. Calgary Colts, noon, Canad Inns Stadium
Sunday October 2 vs. SASKATOON HILLTOPS, noon, Canad Inns Stadium
Sunday October 9 at Calgary Colts