Atom Seahawk’s football finale ends with a loss, but has winning strong plays

In a game against Saanich, the Sooke Atom Seahawks fought hard in their last game of the season though they came up two points short.

L.P. “Laser”.Gagnon being carried by teammates because he is moving away. He will be missed!

L.P. “Laser”.Gagnon being carried by teammates because he is moving away. He will be missed!

What a playoff game we had, wrapping up with the Seahawk’s season finale game against Saanich.

On defence, Jared “heart of gold” Steele intercepted a Saanich pass, and the Atom Seahawks scored on the nest, two plays! Spencer Logan recovered a fumble caused by an amazing tackle, and Owen “lion-hearted” Cheng took a hit from the the opposition’s biggest player, #91 — a player well-over a 100 pounds heavier than him. Then, Nick “fury” Heslop pancaked the big boy in an excellent display of good teamwork. L.P. “lazer” Gagnon ran 70 yards for a kick-return touchdown. Because of those blocks, Jared Steele wedged the ball in on a quarter-back sneak on a three-yard run. Centre extrordinaire Caleb “Creeper” Carrier assisted, making an inside shoulder block, and Jared snaked his way in for our second touchdown.

The third touchdown was the most spectacular of the season. With nine seconds left on the clock and one last play attempt, we tried a “Hail Mary” pass. With no one open, Jared Steele made an awesome 45-yard run. With numerous blocks and legs churning, Jared broke all tackle attempts and zigzagged his way to the team’s third touchdown. Lion-hearted Cheng made three separate blocks on a successful hand-off sweep by Steele.

Defence was awesome, with league-leading stingy aggressive plays. There were a number of great tackles — too many to count. L.P. Gagnon stealing the ball (the only time we’re allowed to steal) and Jacob “juggernaut” Barney had quarterback sacks and knock-down pass attempts. All in all a great game.

The final score saw Saanich lead by only two points, in a 24-22 game.

The team’s motto is “alignment-assignment-apply the technique-aggressively” and we did that!

Thanks for all the great support, and see you all for fall football!

Submitted by Andy Carrier