Bulldogs earn league awards

Three members of the John Barsby Bulldogs have been recognized for their successful season on the field.

While the John Barsby Bulldogs senior and junior teams compete today (Dec. 3) for a high school football championship at B.C. Place, three members of the senior squad were aready recognized for their successful season on the field.

Nathan Berg is the B.C. High School Football varsity AA most valuable player, Jordan Kuziek is the outstanding defensive tackle and Steve Morgan is an all-province offensive lineman.

Berg rushed for 951 yards and 12 touchdowns on a team that shared the running load among a number of players.

The team’s wingback, Berg also played inside linebacker and returned punts and kickoffs.

Graduating in 2012, the 17-year-old has been with the Barsby football program since junior bantam in Grade 7 and coach Rob Stevenson said if there’s one thing Berg has been over the years, it’s consistent.

“He always brings a very focused work ethic and knows our schemes inside and out. It’s like having another coach out there,” said Stevenson. “He’s an emotional leader who resonates preparation and toughness.”

Kuziek, at 6’5”, 260 pounds, is also on Barsby’s wrestling and basketball teams, and pulls double-duty on the offensive line for the Bulldogs.

“I think he may be even more devastating on the O-line,” said Stevenson. “For his size, he’s a phenomenal athlete.”

Morgan’s work on the field has also caught the attention of the coach.

“Steve is a brawler,” said Stevenson. “He executes the playbook real well, but he likes the physical aspect of the game.

The Bulldogs are finalists in the  senior and junior Subway Bowl provincial championship today, both taking on the Mission Roadrunners.

Kick off for the juniors is 10 a.m. and the seniors play at 3 p.m.

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