Peewee Seahawks hold on for the win

The Sooke Seahawks Peewee football team started strong then hung on late for a 16-12 victory.

The Sooke Seahawks Peewee football team started strong then hung on late for a 16-12 victory over the Nanaimo Redmen on April 20 at Langford’s Westhills Field.

For the second straight week, Matt Holmes ran for two long first-half touchdowns. On the first he started up the middle but made a great cut to the outside and raced 30 yards to the Redmen’s endzone.

The second touchdown was a 100 yard thing of beauty. With the Seahawks facing second down from inside their own 10-yard line, Holmes burst through the left side of the line and up the sidelines. At about midfield he cleverly cut back inside, used an official to screen himself from his pursuers, and outran everyone to paydirt. Holmes has accounted for all four Seahawk scores this season.

Sooke came out of halftime up 16-0, but some turnovers and sloppy tackling let Nanaimo claw back into the game, leading to a nail-biter of a finish. Nanaimo got the ball back with just under 90 seconds remaining, trailing by four, and started moving the ball down the field. But the defence dug in, with Cole Johns and Andy Abel playing key roles in the game-saving defensive stand.

But it was special teams that ultimately decided this game. Tie Boake and Logan Winger both recovered well-placed short kicks from Abel to keep the ball out of Nanaimo’s hands. Nick Pollock, filling in at place-kicker, booted both convert attempts through the uprights (a kicked convert counts for two points at this level) after perfect snaps from Jordan Schutt. Nanaimo botched both their convert attempts after bad snaps, providing Sooke the margin of victory.

The 2-1 Seahawks go for their third straight win Sunday, April 28 against the 1-1 Cowichan Bulldogs at Westhills Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.

Submitted by Nathan Lowther

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Sooke stands up against bullying on Pink Shirt Day

This year’s theme, “Lift Each Other Up” reflects the origins of Pink Shirt Day

Fiddler on the Roof brings timely message to Oak Bay stage

Musical starts Friday in Dave Dunnet Theatre

Life complicated when water not secure

Water issues have real-life impacts in Sooke Region

UPDATED: Pat Bay Highway blockade ends three hours later

About 80 people from four major Peninsula First Nations blocking major highway

Work begins on Otter Point Road project in Sooke

The project now has a fall completion date following a long delay

VIDEO: Province promotes ‘lifting each other up’ on 13th annual Pink Shirt Day in Victoria

Students, MLAs, community members gathered at B.C. Parliament Buildings Wednesday

Prepare for new coronavirus like an emergency, health minister advises

About 81,000 people around the world have now become ill with COVID-19

B.C. residents in Wet’suwet’en territory have right to police presence: Public Safety Minister

Nevertheless, Bill Blair said officials remain ‘very anxious’ for the barricades to come down

Winnipeg police investigating graffiti on RCMP and other buildings

Manitoba Justice Minister Cliff Cullen denounced the vandalism

B.C. seniors’ watchdog calls for better oversight after recent problems at Retirement Concepts care homes

‘There is no financial incentive right now to be a good operator’ - Isobel Mackenzie

Trucking company fined $175K for Kootenay creek fuel spill

Decision handed down last Friday in Nelson court

B.C. Liberals call for ban on foreign funds to pipeline protesters

Sierra Club, Wilderness Committee back Coastal GasLink blockades

Donations pour in for family who lost father, son in fatal crash on B.C. highway

Mike Cochlin and sons Liam and Quinn were travelling on Highway 5A

Vancouver Island RCMP officer assaulted during traffic stop

On Feb. 21, a member of the Comox Valley RCMP was assaulted… Continue reading

Most Read