Barsby Bulldogs players Chance MacKay-Topley

Barsby Bulldogs players Chance MacKay-Topley

Bulldogs speed up, beat Dukes

NANAIMO – John Barsby's AA varsity football team doubled up the Windsor Dukes 28-14 on Friday afternoon at Merle Logan Field.

The Barsby Bulldogs couldn’t be contained for four quarters, and came out with a win in a key divisional game.

John Barsby’s AA varsity football team doubled up the Windsor Dukes 28-14 on Friday afternoon at Merle Logan Field.

“We got better as the game progressed,” said Rob Stevenson, Barsby coach.

The contest started off as a defensive battle, and the score was 7-7 at halftime. The ‘Dawgs still had another level, though, and raised their game.

“We came out and played our Barsby football and grinded them and pounded them as hard as we could and that really opened up things,” said Ryan Stratton, Bulldogs lineman.

Brandon Parker slashed his way to two long touchdown runs in the second half and finished with 176 yards on 24 carries.

“That motivates everybody…” said Stevenson. “I like seeing that big running back get into that defensive secondary like a stray dog getting into the chicken coop. There were a couple feathers flying.”

Kyle Vollet had a rushing touchdown and North Rainey scored his team’s other major on a reception from Brody Taylor.

Defensively, Tyler Harvey had two sacks, Tristan (Petey) Slotte also got to the quarterback, Shawn Arabsky made an interception and Parker Bowles amassed seven tackles.

GAME ON … The Bulldogs play the Carson Graham Eagles this Friday (Oct. 25) at 1:45 p.m. at Merle Logan Field. For a preview, check back at www.nanaimobulletin.com/sports later this week.

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