Sooke Seahawks facing off on the field against the Cowichan Bulldogs.

Peewee Seahawks start season with tough fought contest

The local football team (Sooke Seahawks) kicks off the season with a bang.

The Sooke PeeWee Seahawks started their tackle football league season with a suspense filled thriller that came down to the final plays. Unfortunately the visiting Cowichan Bulldogs scored a late touchdown for a 7-0 triumph April 11 at Westhills Stadium in Langford.

Many of the Seahawks were playing in their first ever game. Riley Berfelo stood out with a couple good runs, including one where he broke numerous tackles before busting loose for Sooke’s longest play of the day. He also made a touchdown-saving tackle in the second half with the score tied 0-0. Another first-year player, Dane Pfieffer, ran hard, often making positive yards where none existed.

Blocking for their fellow rookies were offensive linemen Kingston Foster, Dawson Reid, Nathan Knight, and Paul Matson. All four played key roles on a defensive line that controlled the Cowichan offence most of the game. And if the Bulldogs managed to get the ball outside, Simon Eskildsen, Reid Gerhardts and Quinn Threlfall were there to chase them down. Quinn contributed to the offence as well, with a couple hard runs.

Returning players also made big plays. Hunter Swift had some nice runs and solid tackles.

Quarterbacks Brody Reinsch and Connor Keys fought hard in the face of constant pressure, while James Mullen recovered a fumble, had a nice carry, and blocked hard. Anton Tucker played his first game at centre and also had a nice punt return on a short kick.

Tight End Avan Wickheim and WR William Daoust blocked hard for their teammates in an early-season game that didn’t include much passing. Wickheim stood out defensively with numerous tackles-for-losses, as did Westley Cornwall-Johnsen.

With the Junior Bantam Sooke Seahawk team folding because of insufficient players, six Sooke boys along with coach Andy are now playing with Westshore Warriors, who on this day trounced the toothless Cowichan Bulldogs 44-12.

With Caleb “Machine” Carrier firing accurate bullet like snaps, Jacob “Pancake“ LaMontagne flattening defensive lineman, Spencer “Tank” Logan blasting his way and beginner Acoya ”The Wall” Williams stomping all his opponents this “fantastic four” helped lead their new team to victory! Owen “Roadrunner“ Cheng played receiver! LaMontagne and Logan also played defense as well with numerous tackles.

Logan continued his steak stripping the football from the offense that is. It was whistled dead but in our minds he stole the ball. Carrier snapped for five converts and one field goal. All in all,  great first game with our new team and lots of praise from head coach Ian Jules! Next game Saanich!

The Seahawks go for win number one Sunday,  April 19 against the Peninsula Wildcats.

Registration is still open for boys and girls in grades two through six. Visit www.sookeseahawks.com for more information.

Nathan Lowther, Coach

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