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Eskimos and Stampeders to honour Alberta crash victims

Alberta's two Canadian Football League teams are honouring four high school football players killed in a car crash.

Alberta's two Canadian Football League teams are honouring four high school football players killed in a car crash.

A Grande Prairie Warriors jersey near the team's home field acts as a memorial for four football players who died in a crash last weekend. (CBC)

The Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders will sport the logo of the Grande Prairie Warriors on their helmets during their final two regular season games.

Four Warriors players, all 15 or 16, were killed last weekend when a pickup truck slammed into their car.

A fifth member of the team remains in hospital with serious head injuries.

"This tragedy has been devastating for everyone affected," said Eskimo President and CEO Rick LeLacheur.

"The football community has been touched as well and the Eskimos and Stampeders will wear the Warriors logo with pride as we remember the four young men who were taken too soon," he said.  

A 21-year-old man faces various charges including drunk driving causing death.

The coach of the Warriors says the team wants to finish its season and will play in a semi-final game in Grande Prairie, Alta., on Saturday.

The Eskimos face the BC Lions Saturday in Vancouver, while the Stampeders play in Montreal on Sunday.

With files from Canadian Press

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