Peewee Seahawk QB Jacob Arnaud is brought down during April 16 action in Duncan. Other players identified are #35 Torin Keoughan and #9 Dexter kennedy. Host squads took two of three contests.

Three Seahawk squads compete up Island

 

Saturday’s contest between Village Foods Sooke Seahawks Pre-atom (7-10 years old) played in Duncan on a sunny day against Cowichan Bulldogs was a very entertaining game of football. After an early TD by the Bulldogs the Sooke offence moved the ball up the field with excellent quaterbacking by Tyler Umbach, phenomenal blocking by centre, Jacob Lamontange and Manny Ratcliffe who garnered offensive mvp of the game. 

A ferocious 25 yard touchdown run by Kieran Franklin – who also made numerous game saving tackles and was named defensive player of the game. 

Jared Steele and Adam Hughes factored in greatly with timely blocks as power running-back Spencer Logan rushed for a 13-yard gain with many a Bulldog on his tail. After a Bulldog TD Sooke running phenom Louis-Philipe Gagnon (all 65 pounds of him) took a  hand-off on a criss-cross reverse from player of the month Ben Powers and ran for a 70 yard touchdown, straight-arming his last pursuer and speeding his way into the end zone, by far the longest TD in the league this season. 

After another Bulldog TD our boys clawed their way upfield with great blocks by Caleb Carrier, Austin Cavin, and Quinn MacDonald who seemed to everywhere when we needed him.

Defense had it’s hands full with valiant efforts by Thomas Lowerison, Grayson Hoolaef (who had three good tackles), nose-tackle Jacob Lamontagne, again anchoring his defense solidly with his selfless leadership. 

The final score – Bulldogs 24-Sooke 12. A rematch is coming up this Thursday at Copley Field in Saanich. 

-Andy Carrier

 

The Handcraft woodworks Sooke Seahawk Atom’s played their third game of the season on Saturday with yet another thrilling game. So far this year the Atom’s have an exciting 12-6 win and a 12-6 loss on their record. This Saturday game against the Cowichan Bulldogs in Duncan was another down-to-the-wire finish. The game went back and forth with both teams moving the ball but the defenses shut the door when it mattered.

With the game tied 0-0 and less than two minutes left, Quarterback Nick Pollock made a great run outside to score the only touchdown of the game and give the atom’s a hard-earned 6-0 victory. The defense again led the way with strong efforts from Cole Johns, Zac Bedford, Andrew Abell, Robbie Lowerison and solid d-line play from Ky Berger and Tyson Bastone. 

The offense moved the ball well all game with strong runs by Pollock, Jacob Laliberty, Dreydon Lindquist, Johns and Jordan Schutt. Richard Innes and Alec MacKenzie were outstanding, not only running the ball but with solid blocks throughout. First year player Tyler Scheubel has been working hard on his blocking assignments and it showed with a solid effort blocking for his teammates. 

The atom seahawks will face this same Cowichan team this Thursday and it’s sure to be another thrilling game.

 

–Darryl Pollock

 

The Sooke Home Hardware peewee Seahawks travelled to Duncan to face the 

league-leading Cowichan Bulldogs last Saturday. Holden Bedford led the charge of the ironman Seahawks squad with a 30-yard reception, four tackles, a sack and a knockdown, but the Bulldogs were relentless and won 41-0.

Cowichan scored on their first drive after a turnover and Sooke replied with a drive into Bulldogs territory sparked by a pass from QB Jacob Arnaud. Malachi Ince tallied three tackles in the first half, forcing the Bulldogs into a passing game.

The Seahawks defence held the Bulldogs to 14 points in the second half, thanks to tackles and blocked passes from Dexter Kennedy, Jared Purdy, Jacob Dyer, Ben Holmes and Garrett Tunkow.

The coaching staff would like to thank all our supportive parents and fans who travelled up-island to cheer us on, and our team manager Caroline Tunkow for arranging a post-game team meal.

 

– Tom Billings 

 

(The Sooke team, as pointed out by the Cowichan News Leader-Pictorial reporter on the scene, was outnumbered in this game by a margin of 34-14.)

 

 

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