It’s with great pride that the Village Foods Sooke Seahawks pre-atom football team shares the news of its second win in as many weeks.
Great blocking by the O-line of Jacob Lamontagne, Cale Vix, Austin Cavin, Spencer Logan, Adam Hughes and offensive player of the game, Caleb Carrier gave quarterbacks Tyler Umbach and Ben Power plenty of time to execute their slick and effective plays. Power ran for two touchdowns, Kieran Franklin twisted his way to the end zone and team speedster Simon Herold scored one as well.
Sooke finished the game 25-6 over the first-year Nanaimo Lions. The Seahawks played shutout ball until Nanaimo scored just before time expired.
Sooke’s defense was led by Jacob Lamontagne with great play also by Thomas Lowerison, Ian Macdonald, Jared Steele, Quinn Macdonald, Louis Philip Gagnon and Manny Ratcliffe who held their opponents at bay for most of the game, allowing only a few first downs.
Game MVP, defensive tackle Josh Danielson tore up their offense with seven tackles and numerous assists and blocks on offense as well. He also ran for a 25-yard touchdown which was called back due to a holding penalty on our offense.
All in all a good performance by our young men. The next game at Windsor Park is against Gordon Head.
The Handcraft Woodworks Sooke Seahawk Atom team played two games this past week. First up was a game against the defending champion Saanich Wolverines.
The Hawks knew it would be a tough game against the top team in the league. Our Seahawks showed the Wolverines we play strong football as well. The game went back and forth with a holding call being the deciding factor as Saanich eked out a 16-8 victory over our Seahawks.
The Sooke squad thought it had tied it but the 45-yard touchdown by Richard Innes was called back. Jordan Schutt pounded the ball up the gut for Sooke’s only touchdown.
Next up for Sooke was a Sunday game at Eagleridge against a tough team from Nanaimo that scored on its opening drive to take a 6-0 lead. After that, however, it was all Sooke. Jordan Schutt with another up-the-middle touchdown gave sooke an 8-6 lead after Alec Mackenzie’s two point conversion. Then Andrew Abell took a reverse and, with a great block by Nick Pollock, went 40 yards to give the Seahawks a 16-6 lead. Sooke’s tough defence added a two point safety to the score and when it was over Sooke won the game by an 18-6 margin.The Atom Seahawks are now in third place with a 4-2 record.
The Sooke Home Hardware peewee Seahawks hosted the Nanaimo Lions at the Eagle Ridge Community fields in Langford last Sunday to kick off the second half of the regular season. The Seahawks will play their home games at Eagle Ridge because there is no field available for football games in Sooke.
Garrett Tunkow and Jared Purdy combined for three sacks and 13 tackles to help keep the Seahawks competitive, but the Lions were victorious 30-0. All of Nanaimo’s convert attempts were thwarted by the tenacious Sooke defence led by Torin Keoughan, William McBride and Jacob Foster.
Todd Mallory and Malachi Ince combined for seven tackles and a QB hurry in the second half to help hold the Lions to 12 points. On the offense side of the ball, Garrett Tunkow averaged 11.2 yards per carry (9 for 101 yards) and spawned a couple of strong Seahawk drives.