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Barsby overpowers Abby in playoffs

The Barsby Bulldogs’ playoff run finds them running roughshod over each opponent.

John Barsby Community Secondary School’s AA varsity ’Dawgs won their quarterfinal playoff game Friday in Vancouver by a 40-6 score over Abbotsford Collegiate.

“Our physicality definitely had a say in the second half,” said Rob Stevenson, coach of the Bulldogs. “We were hitting the whole game and it was just a matter of finishing on a couple of our plays, particularly offensively.”

The ’Dawgs got it done with a committee of ball carriers, as usual. Brad Robson and Dexter Shea each had two rushing touchdowns and Nate Berg and Ricky Orr had one TD run apiece.

Barsby’s win sets up a semifinal matchup with Vernon on Saturday (Nov. 26) at the University of British Columbia’s Thunderbird Stadium.

“We match up pretty well with them. They’re a big team,” Stevenson said. “We have to pick up where we left off in the second half on Saturday.”

The winner of this weekend’s tilt advances to the Subway Bowl championship Dec. 3 in Vancouver.

The Bulldogs are B.C.’s defending champions in AA varsity football.

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