The Barsby Bulldogs played tough against one of B.C.’s most powerful teams.
The AA varsity ’Dawgs were defeated 22-6 by the Mount Douglas Rams on Friday at Merle Logan Field. The visitors were the province’s top-ranked AAA team.
Rob Stevenson, Barsby coach, noted in a press release that his team dominated the second half of the game and had chances to put more points on the board.
“Our entire squad was begging for two more quarters to be added to the game. I was very impressed with our overall physicality and the fight,” Stevenson said.
Matt Cooley scored Barsby’s only touchdown and Justis MacKay-Topley had nine carries for 104 yards. Defensively, Kieren Carreck had 10 tackles and Cory Fletcher and MacKay-Topley had eight each.
The Nanaimo District Islanders AA varsity team lost 20-8 to the Moscrop Panthers on Friday in Burnaby.
GAME ON … Both local AA varsity teams are on the road this Friday (Oct. 2), with the Bulldogs taking on Argyle and the Islanders facing Westsyde. The regular season begins Oct. 9.