PA’s Childress embraces experience at Western Regional Challenge

Submitted photo. Miller Childress competed for Team Saskatchewan at the Western Regional Challenge in Regina last week.

It was a worthwhile week in Regina for Prince Albert’s Miller Childress.

Childress was part of Team Saskatchewan at the 2023 Western Regional Challenge in Regina. Saskatchewan defeated British Columbia 34-0 in the championship game on Saturday afternoon

“It was really good.” Childress said about the experience.  “It was also really fun spending that whole week with all my teammates. It was very, very hard. There were lots of practices, that were very intense. It was good. Those were all just awesome.”

Childress plays defensive back and is listed at five-foot-five and 120 pounds. He says participating at the Western Regional Challenge was a good experience exposing him to some top-tier coaching.

“I think it definitely helped with my technique because the coaching there is super good. So, it definitely helped my technique.”

Saskatchewan got the week started with a 49-21 victory over Manitoba on July 5 at Leibel Field. Childress recorded two solo tackles in the semi-final.

In the regional final, Childress recorded one solo tackle in the Saskatchewan victory over B.C.

Childress says he enjoyed playing with some of the province’s top players in his age group.

“I’m very honored to play with that team because of all the work they’ve put in. That B.C. team and that Manitoba team are also very talented. It speaks a lot that football in Saskatchewan is very advanced.”

Childress describes himself as a defensive back with strong coverage skills.

“(My strong points are) definitely my coverage and my speed. So, I think I’m pretty fast for my position. So, I kind of like to fly around the field and make lots of plays.”

Childress will enter Grade 10 at Carlton Comprehensive High School this fall.