On a dry field and sunny day Spartans brought their “A” game to the grid-iron in Parksville facing the Comox Valley Raiders.
The game started with special teams stealing the ball back on the first kickoff. We traded possessions with our Mountain of a man-Jacob LaMontagne crashing in for a safety score for us. Next Owen Cheng ran for a touchdown. Offense kept blocking with Carrier at center keeping his O-Line. “Hogs” focused on the job at hand. Steele scored a touchdown with a 27 yard sweep beating two tackles. On this day Steele had a “Stellar” performance with scoring a “pick-6” on defence drawing a straight line to intercept a pass and angling his way to a 45 yard touchdown. Hunter Nicks came through with two kicked converts for 4 points and Flash Carter handled the quarterback position with poise and skill. Aidan Wilbur had his first punt return of the season getting 15 yards. Montague ran the ball for positive yardage and caught a swing pass for an excellent gain.
Defence kept us in the game with tackle after tackle and sacks. The play of the game went to LaMontagne who, when the wily runningback for Comox juked our safeties out of position , he ran back 9 yards to make a touchdown saving tackle. Also we saw future quarterback “fearless” Sam Lowden take snaps and ran the ball for an 8 yard gain! Blocked pass by Garret “he’s on fire” MaClean, Budden, and good sweeps for Will Gor. There was fantastic blocking from T-Bone Boyd-Tank Logan-who had a great day running the ball and numerous yard losing tackles on Comox. The final score: 31-0 for us.
Kudos to the young Comox team who played hard and sportsman- like until the final whistle. First place is on the line next Saturday as we meet the Herewood Dawgs in the Dogpound in Nanaimo