The Portage Pitbulls football players may not have stepped onto Investor's Group Field like they had hoped, but they still enjoyed their time at the stadium.

Chase Finnie and Sawyer Clarke represented the Pitbulls and were supposed to play a scrimmage ahead of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers bout with the Montréal Alouettes.

"We were walking down to get onto the field as the extreme weather warning happened. We literally just got out of our seats and had all our gear on, but they told us we couldn't go."

While the boys were a little disappointed, Sawyer says it was still nice of the team to invite them to the game. He adds just having the opportunity made them feel pretty special.

"There were a couple of people out there that were like, 'Oh my gosh, you guys are famous!'"

Chase and Sawyer in their seats.Chase and Sawyer.

Sawyer notes it was great to see the Bombers pick up a win.

"It was a long drive because we were all very excited. Everyone had a good time at the game. Everyone was cheering, and it was a very loud stadium," Sawyer explains.

Chase is in his first year of football and has enjoyed protecting the quarterback's blind side as the left tackle.

"It's been really good. I'm liking my position, it's nice," says Chase. "I thought I'd be playing left end, but I'm happy where I am."

The Pitbulls season is underway, and Chase and Sawyer couldn't be more excited to get back into the action at Rotary Republic of Manitobah Park.


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