Sooke players celebrate after their big junior bantam football win.

Sooke players driving force behind championship win

Victoria Spartans knock out Nanaimo in junior bantam football finale

  • Wed Dec 2nd, 2015 6:00pm
  • Sports

After giving up the first touchdown of the game and behind 6-0, the Victoria Spartans Junior Bantam team led by nine Sooke players rallied to win 48-18 against Nanaimo in an all-Island final at Westhills Stadium in Langford Friday.

In only their second year in this four-down American High School rules league, the Spartans had a perfect 7-0 record-outscoring their opponents 226-60, with most of the starters pulled at halftime.

Highlights of the day include MVP of the game Spencer Logan with one touchdown, 115 all-purpose yards, numerous blocks on defence, tackles and sacks.

Jared Steele scored two touchdowns and led blocking on all for other touchdowns.

Owen Cheng had two touchdowns and four touchdown-saving tackles at full safety.

Caleb Carrier centered his offence, had a kick-off recovery, long-snapped his team and had numerous tackles at interior lineman.

Avan Wickheim captained the defence to another stellar performance.

Riley Brefelo picked up a fumbled kick-return and led by Logan expertly ran it back. It was called back due to a penalty, however. Brefelo had many tackles and superb coverage at corner.

Sam Lowden had two receptions at tight-end both screens thrown by quarterback Will Gorchinov, with Lowden running one in for his first touchdown of the season.

Simon Hadley blocked and consistently ran his routes as a receiver.

Missing on the day was Anthony Tucker with an injury. Peewee call-up player James Mullen played right guard and finished all his blocks.

“All in all it was a great season,” said coach Andy Carrier, with Sooke [players] figuring in prominently and leading by example with sacrifice and hard-work.”