“Howe Happenings” checks in with Smith-Windsor

Written by Gordie Howe Sports Complex staff

November 9, 2022

Taz Smith-Windsor jets downfield for the Carlton Crusaders. (Photo by Darren Steinke)

Photo roundup full of crunch time football

Taz Smith-Windsor is a name you could be hearing a lot on the provincial football scene.

Smith-Windsor just finished up his time playing for Prince Albert’s Carlton Comprehensive High School Crusaders Football Team. The Grade 12 student starred at both running back and defensive back for Carlton.

He is viewed as one of the best graduating high school players in Saskatchewan and has committed to joining the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Football Team for the 2023 season.

Smith-Windsor has played numerous games over the years at Saskatoon Minor Football Field with the Crusaders and various minor football teams from Prince Albert. His high school career came to an end at SMF Field on October 28, when Carlton fell 38-23 in an SSSAD 6A semifinal game to the Holy Cross High School Crusaders.

Taz Smith-Windsor drops into pass coverage as a defensive back. (Photo by Darren Steinke)

He also wasn’t the first member of his family to suit up for games at SMF Field. Smith-Windsor’s grandfather, Gren Smith-Windsor played offensive line and linebacker for the CJFL’s Saskatoon Hilltops in the 1960s and was an assistant coach on the Hilltops 1969 CJFL title winning team.

We caught up with Taz Smith-Windsor for our feature piece in November’s upload for the “Howe Happenings” blog. In the piece, Smith-Windsor talks about his love for the game, his memories of his time at the high school level and how much he looks forward to joining the Huskies.

Besides the piece on Smith-Windsor, we have a photo roundup that features pictures of the championship chase of the football season hitting high gear. The roundup leads with a spectacular catch photo that has made the rounds on social media.

You can find these items on the “Howe Happenings” blog at howehappenings306.blogspot.com.

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Gage Prodaehl makes an insane catch for a touchdown on October 28 at SMF Field. (Photo by Darren Steinke)