Atom Seahawks too strong for Bombers

The Handcraft Woodworks Sooke Seahawk football team travelled up to Nanaimo on May 21 to take on the Nanaimo Bombers.The game started well for the Seahawks as Richard Innes took the opening kickoff all the way for a 70 yard touchdown to stake his team to an early 8-0 lead after the 2 point convert.

Nanaimo came right back with a touchdown of their own. A failed convert made the score 8-6 Sooke. The Seahawks then marched the ball down the field and Andrew Abell powered his way into the endzone to put Sooke up 16-6. Back came the Bombers again and after getting their conversion on the touchdown, Sooke’s lead was 16-14 at halftime.

Nanaimo received the kickoff to start the second half and again went down and scored a go-ahead touchdown. After a failed convert Nanaimo had a 20-16 lead. Sooke’s offence came out again and marched downfield setting up a three-yard plunge by fullback Cole Johns. Another two-point convert by kicker Alec McKenzie put the Seahawks back on top 24-20. The Seahawk defence then stopped Nanaimo early in the fourth quarter and out, once again, came the Sooke offence. Quarterback Nick Pollock marched the ball down the field and scored himself on a beautiful 20-yard run to put the Hawks up 32-20. With time running out Nanaimo marched the ball down to Sooke’s 10-yard line where linebacker Zac Bedford singlehandedly denied any more yards for the Bombers. Bedford blitzed through Nanaimo’s offensive line three times in a row sacking their quarterback before he could do anything. Pollock then took a knee to end the game and give Sooke the win by a final 32-20 score.

Other notables from the game included Randy Ross who did an outstanding job filling in for injured fullback Jordan Schutt. Wide Receiver Tyler Scheubel again made solid blocks all game long while Kierran Nielson and Rory Wood did a great job on Sooke’s offensive line.

The Seahawks now have a record of 6-3 with one game left before playoffs.They have a bye next weekend and will then wrap up their season the following Sunday at home at Edward Milne school field.

– Darryl Pollock

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