New-look Rams getting ready for 2019 Canada West season

A 2018 season which had some promise to it midway through the year was snuffed out thanks to an ineligible player that resulted in wins being taken away, an injury to 5th year quarterback Noah Picton that derailed his final campaign and word that running back Kyle Borsa would be suspended this year due to a doping infraction

It is a year the team would rather forget as they start getting ready for the 2019 season which begins at the end of the month with a game August 31 in Vancouver against the UBC Thunderbirds.

In fact, Head Coach Steve Bryce would just like to put 2018 in the rear-view mirror.

“For the guys who are back, I want them to remember how their season was taken away when they worked so hard to achieve the success, but I’m glad last year is behind us. I don’t even want to talk about what happened last year. “Bryce said.”  The tone I would use to describe this year is refreshing.  We have a lot of good players and a lot of good competition in different areas.

One of those areas is quarterback as Picton has left the position open for someone else.  That someone else is Josh Donnelly.  The Leboldus grad was a redshirt last season, but he did play in one game due to an exemption and performed quite well even though his team lost to Calgary.

Donnelly isn’t taking anything for granted knowing the competition behind him is solid, but he says that game in Calgary last season helps him tremendously at camp this year seeing he has played a game with the lights on at the university level.

The Rams have a pre-season game scheduled at Mosaic Stadium August 21 against Manitoba before getting the season going in Vancouver.

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