A change of venue didn’t hamper the peewee Cowichan Bulldogs as they beat the Nanaimo Lions 32-6 to book themselves a berth in the Founders Cup final.
With Sun Bowl underway at their usual home turf, McAdam Park, the Bulldogs played their football playoff game at Cowichan Secondary School, where they defeated a Nanaimo team that gave the Bulldogs everything they could handle.
Although Nanaimo opened the scoring, Cowichan came back and scored four unanswered touchdowns thanks to the hard work of the offensive and defensive lines.
“This was the type of game that we needed,” Cowichan coach PJ Shea said. “An extremely tough game that required us to adapt and change our game plans throughout. Nanaimo is a fast team and they threw some things at us that we weren’t expecting. Our kids were able to fight through and really show us how resilient and football savvy they have become.”
The Bulldogs will take on the Westshore Warriors in the Founders Cup championship game at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday at Westhills Stadium in Langford.