Kicker/punter Shawn Green of Portage has flourished through his first three weeks in Regina. The Thunder are one of just two undefeated teams left in the Prairie Football Conference (PFC) after an impressive 45-21 victory over the Winnipeg Rifles last weekend.
Green kicked three field goals and went 5/5 on his extra-point attempts.
"At the end of the day, it's team first for me, but looking back on that stuff, it does make you feel good. It gives you a little bit of a confidence boost going into the next week and moving forward."
This is Green's first season in the Canadian Junior Football League, and he feels like this is where he belongs.
"I'm feeling good. When I first came in here, the guys around the team were very welcoming. They made me feel wanted. So, being able to pull through for them and help win games is really nice. Having the backing from the coaches, staff, and everyone else has been amazing."
The only other undefeated team in their conference is the Saskatoon Hilltops, who the Thunder will lineup against this week.
"I think we just have to clean up a lot of little mental mistakes. We gave up some dumb penalties last week and started slow. With a team like Saskatoon, we have to give them the respect that is due. We can't afford to slip up against them."
With such an impressive start to the year, the squad truly believes they have the makings of a championship team.
"We said it from Week 1: if we want to be a championship team, we have to have that championship mentality. I think next week will really tell us after the Saskatoon game, but I think we have what it takes to go all the way this year."
Green and the Thunder will look to be the last team in the PFC without a loss as they take on the Saskatoon Hilltops on September 3.