Barsby dominates Delta, finishes undefeated

The Barsby Bulldogs put their stamp on a dominant regular season. The AA varsity football team (4-0) shut out the South Delta Sundevils 32-0 on Saturday on the mainland.

Barsby Bulldogs player Dexter Shea

Barsby Bulldogs player Dexter Shea

The Barsby Bulldogs put their stamp on a dominant regular season.

The AA varsity football team (4-0) shut out the South Delta Sundevils 32-0 on Saturday on the mainland.

“Our defence was exceptional. Offensively we were good and physical,” said Rob Stevenson, the team’s coach. “We had a funny first half; I just don’t know if we had a lot of rhythm. Second half, no complaints whatsoever. Every kid played hard and it was a good springboard into the post-season.”

The Bulldogs gained 400 rushing yards with a variety of ball carriers led by Nate Berg and Jacob Odynsky.

The contest was physical bordering on chippy.

“Penalties really brought us down and then our momentum came up. We started getting some good plays, some good runs,” said Brad Robson, who had a rushing TD. “From the first play to the last play it was a dogfight.”

The ’Dawgs will take some pride in an undefeated season.

“Knowing the guys that are on the squad, that’s what we should’ve done this year, and I’m saying that in the most humble sense,” said Stevenson. “It will only feel complete at the end of the journey that we set out on, to go win a game that we won’t talk about.”

GAME ON … The Bulldogs start the playoffs Friday (Nov. 11) at Merle Logan Field. The opponent and game time is yet to be determined; please look for more information in the next issue of the News Bulletin … The junior varsity Bulldogs start playoffs Wednesday (Nov. 9) against the Argyle Pipers at noon at Merle Logan.

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