Saturday’s rainy, sloggy grid-iron battle between the Spartans and Victoria Outlaws game against last year’s Provincial champions saw Sooke players Caleb Carrier at center with a 100 per cent snapping success. He recovered a fumble and, on defense, made a possession-ending tackle for loss yards. Spencer Logan with his league leading fourth touchdown, ran a convert point while steam rolling over three Outlaw players on his way into the end-zone. AvAn Wickheim — in his first ever game — and Hunter Swift blocked and tackled their way to helping the team to a 13-0 win and now sitting in first place on the Island. Cornerback and kicker extraordinaire Jared Steele kicked all his kick-offs in the 40-yard range. Logan sped down and tackling those kick returners with the tenacity of a prowling lion! Jared himself making many a good tackles, one in particular where he chased the quarter-back down from the opposite side of the field like a missile and made a play ending perfectly executed heads-up tackle. Anyone can play football when it’s sunny and nice. Coach Andy challenged his boys to rise to the occasion in the cold, wet, soggy 8:30 a.m. weather (at the field at 7:30), and rise they did! We can be real proud of these young men.