Airdrie's George McDougall Mustangs have moved up in the CanadaFootballChat's top 25 small school rankings across Canada.

Previously sitting in the sixth spot, the Mustangs have traded spots with the Holy Trinity Academy Knights of Okotoks, now moving into fifth. This is the first time the Mustangs have been ranked in the top five.

"When you consider last year, we were very happy with the top 10 finish. So it's quite an accomplishment," stated Head Coach of the Mustangs Chris Glass.

According to Glass, the team is very excited about the ranking.

"It's great to see the guys finally getting the recognition they deserve for the hard work that they put in this season. Because I believe they are a top-five team in Canada."

This past weekend, the Mustangs knocked off the Cochrane Cobras in the Rocky View Sports Association Championship winning 36-5. Cochrane was tenth in the rankings but with the big loss dropped down to 21.

The Mustangs are now in do-or-die football as they head into Tier One Provincial play. They are taking on the Foothills Falcons in the South Central Zone Final. 

"They have a real shifty quarterback and we're doing what we can to simulate what he could do in practice. It's going to be a really good game."

The Mustangs will be on the road for the rest of the season, their game against the Falcons is on the road at Stampeder Field in Shouldice Athletic Park on Saturday night, under the lights at 7:30 p.m.

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