Sooke players played like giants in Spartan’s game against Outlaws

Sundays game at Copley Field against the Victoria Outlaws saw a final score of Spartans 33 Outlaws 29.

Wearing stylish pink socks

Sundays game at Copley Field against the Victoria Outlaws saw a final score of Spartans 33 Outlaws 29. Since October is Support Breast Cancer Research month in football all over North America, all the players wore stylish pink socks.

With week four in the books, this was a sunny fall day, perfect for football. In his first play, local quarterback Jared “man of” Steele handed off the ball for a reverse to Will “the animal” Gorchounov.  Gorchounov quickly ran 55 yards setting up Jared’s first touchdown of the season.

Then defence, led by Spencer “the tank” Logan and AvAn”pitbull” Wickheim, stopped those wily Outlaws in their tracks. Second possession saw first play with an errant snap by Caleb “budder” Carrier. Then Will got his fourth touchdown of this campaign.

Hunter “fantastic” Swift caught his first kick-off and ran the ball 23 yards, setting the team up in a good field position. He ran and blocked the rest of the game with speed and skill. A little sloppy play on defence and a few more errant snaps by Carrier got the second half going. Sooke was leading by 12 points — that’s when the fun began.

Spencer Logan ran 45 yards along the sidelines breaking three to four tackles, and he scored his league-leading fifth touchdown. Then Will “the animal” did the same play along the same sidelines after receiving a 20 yard bullet like spiral pass from Jared “hands of” Steele which he  threw while on the run from four Outlaws galloping to get him!

Will broke at least four or five attempts to tackle him. Followed by a little more sloppy defence and offence, the Outlaws were closing the gap in scoring-out comes.

Jared with a bad snap scooped up the ball and proceeded to run zigzagging his way upfield himself breaking at least five serious tackles for his second touchdown of the game. Not only that, he kicked a two-point convert on his own touchdown.

Late in the game with Sooke leading by six points, Coach Andy proposed a risky play that didn’t work, and the Sooke quarterback was tackled in the Sooke end-zone, giving up a two-point safety. This meant Sooke had to kick and perhaps lose the game.

This is when it gets interesting and all the Sooke players measured up to be giants of men: they did not give up.

Steele punted the ball to the 30-yard line. Their first play on offence, Carrier lead a double team tackle with Jared, and stopped them in their tracks. In the next two plays, Jared and Spencer sacked the quarterback twice. Sooke won the game, 33-29.

Andy Carrier