Despite the challenge of joining the Manitoba Minor Football Association in Winnipeg, the Portage Pitbulls U14 flag football team has shown remarkable resilience. After eight games, they have posted a record of 6-2 on the year. When the team started the season undefeated at 6-0, then they were moved up to the highest division possible for games this past Tuesday. Unfortunately, the team ended up losing their first two games after being re-seeded.

Head Coach of the Pitbulls, Luke Irwin, says he thinks his team will learn how to play the stricter competition.

"There is a learning curve for the team to go against a bit of higher competition. As the season goes on, they'll only get better and stronger from here. It's good to be playing against the best kids in the province. It only makes our kids better."

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Irwin notes that the team handled the losses well, and he is looking forward to the rest of the season to see how they can improve and head into playoffs.

"I'm very proud of the kids. They've all stepped up, and a lot of those kids have surprised me and surpassed what I expected of them. I think that we have a good group of kids here, and I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of the season goes."

The Pitbulls will head to Winnipeg again this Tuesday to try and improve on their 6-2 record.