Barsby wins home-turf debut

The John Barsby Bulldogs AA varsity team began its exhibition schedule Friday with a 36-0 shutout of the Holy Cross Crusaders at Beban Park’s Merle Logan Field.

Barsby Bulldogs running back Brad Robson gets away from a Holy Cross Crusaders opponent to gain yardage during Friday’s exhibition game on the new artificial turf surface at Merle Logan Field.

Barsby Bulldogs running back Brad Robson gets away from a Holy Cross Crusaders opponent to gain yardage during Friday’s exhibition game on the new artificial turf surface at Merle Logan Field.

Last season ended perfectly, and this season has gotten off to a perfect start.

The John Barsby Bulldogs AA varsity team began its exhibition schedule Friday with a 36-0 shutout of the Holy Cross Crusaders at Beban Park’s Merle Logan Field.

The ’Dawgs, defending provincial champions, were honoured with the right to be a part of the new field’s opening ceremonies. Right away, they turned the turf game into a track meet, finishing with 322 rushing yards.

Nathan Berg led the offence with eight carries for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Jacob Odynsky added 93 yards and a TD on four carries and Brad Robson had five carries for 68 yards and a TD. Quarterback Isaac Mitchell was 3-for-8 with a touchdown pass to Dylan Sanford.

Defensively, Berg had five tackles and a sack and Jordan Kuziek, Robert Morris and Robson had six tackles each.

GAME ON … The Bulldogs’ next action is against Abbotsford Collegiate on the road Friday (Sept. 16).

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