The U18 Estevan Minor Football Viragos are starting up their spring season with the first of three games this weekend.

They head to Moosomin Sunday, June 12 at 4 PM to take on the team that was last year's champions.

Head coach Mark Triplinger says the team was ready to go even though they had fewer days to practice.

"We missed a few days of practice with the storms that rolled through here, but we got caught back up and we seem to be doing alright. We're looking good."

The team will be rolling out some new players, who might be feeling some nervousness during their first games.

Triplinger says they'll be alright once they're on the field.

"The girls who played before are excited to get back on the field and the new ones, they seem a little bit nervous but they'll be alright. Get into game action and they'll be right there with the other girls."

Moosomin will be a tough opponent, having previously won the league championship, though they'll likely be running similar plays.

"Knowing their coaching staff, the odds are they'll be running the same playbook and defensive scheme that they ran last year when they won the league championship," said Triplinger, "So I can't see them changing anything. We have a good grasp on what their plans are in the game."

The Viragos have two more games this spring season, both in Estevan. June 19th will have them play against Yorkton and they'll replay Moosomin on June 26.

Triplinger says he encourages any Grade 6-11 girls to come out for practice if they'd like to get prepared for the upcoming fall season.