The bitter cold autumnal weather didn’t manage to slow down anything (except for the blood circulation in the spectators’ bottoms sitting on the bleachers) this Saturday, October 19th. In the crowd was everyone from friends to close family members bundled up to watch the boys in their final home game. Through the fog you could see the bright pink taped shoes the football team were clad in to support Breast Cancer Awareness, as they partook in the inaugural Mcdonald’s Cup against a team from Seaquam - the only other opposing football team from Delta. Hopes weren’t set too high, as they had to play their game with both captains (Mitchell Dino and Austin Pearson) sitting on the sidelines due to injuries. Nonetheless, the crowd was loud and the team played well, ending the game with an exciting 37-6 win! The linebackers had an exceptionally good day with many compliments from onlookers, as well as Lucas Kirk with many great throws.
Curtis Garlough had six tackles and Ryan Marquardt followed shortly after with five. The most valuable player (and he won an award for it, too!), William Kraynyk, ran a 98 yard rush and pocketed a $250 scholarship from McDonalds. Good on ya, Willy K.
The games to come hold high hopes for the team as they will be taking part in playoffs in three weeks to defend their AA provincial title.
Next week, you can find the boys at Hugh Boyd Secondary. The week after, they will be taking a well-deserved break with a bye.
Photos and Stats courtesy of football team manager Taylor Bamford
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