The Airdrie Irish have received a first-round playoff bye after finishing the regular season with a record of 5-1.

This past weekend against the Edmonton Elite, a 39-13 win saw everybody be able to touch the field, according to Josh Williams, the President, Offensive Coordinator and Quarterback of the team.

"We came into the game with the same preparation week in and week out, fortunately, we were able to get some guys in the game that saw less playing time over the season. We were very impressed with our depth and some of those guys who help us in those supporting roles get some opportunities to get out there and make some plays."

Now heading into the playoffs, with a 5-1 record, the Irish are the second-place team in the league, only behind the Cold Lake Fighter Jets who occupy first place. Who the Irish will play still remains to be determined, they will be playing the highest remaining seed after the first-round matchups which include:

  • #3 Central Buccaneers vs #6 Edmonton Elite
  • #4 Calgary Wolfpack vs #5 Peace Country Cowboys

"[The] game plan is to continue business as usual. Continue the preparation that we've had thus far and just prepare ourselves to make that trip to the championship game and complete the job."

While not getting too far ahead, making it to the championship game and possibly playing Cold Lake for a third time this year and a rematch of last year's championship is something Williams really wants to happen.

"It would be a dream come true, there's a lot of feelings of unfinished business and we want to go up there and complete the task."

The semi-final game will be played at Ed Eggerer Field in Airdrie on August 12 at 2 p.m.

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