Dauphin, Canada

The Dauphin Clippers are set to embark on another football season.

The Clippers have won three straight championships in the Rural Manitoba Football League heading into the season.

"We have a very brand new team with all the guys we graduated last season," said Cam Bennet, Director of Logistics. "We have like 40 guys out and still some are wanting to play. So with that, we have players who are inexperienced, but we also have guys with lots of experience. I like to think we have a pretty good mix."

The team's first test is against the same team they beat in the finals last year, Moosomin. Just like the Clippers, Moosomin graduated several grade 12 players.

"We really honestly don't know what to expect," said Bennet. "They lost pretty badly last week against Interlake who's a new team. But, they know we beat them last year so the returning players will come out playing hard and we have to be ready for that."

"We're just telling our players that every play matters and they have to give it their all," added Bennet. "We're not worrying about trying to go undefeated, we're just going to go out and try and get better each time."

Kickoff is set for later this afternoon at 4:30 Saskatchewan time.