The peewee Cowichan Bulldogs may not have won last Saturday, but they left a definite impression on the league-leading Saanich Wolverines. Neither footbal team was able to mount much offence in the first half, despite excellent blocking by linemen Eston Canning and Carter Court to open space for Zach Pearson and Riley Noyce. The Cowichan defence managed to shut down Saanich thanks to linebackers Kaylum Billings, Nico Harris and Spencer Young.
The Wolverines put up a few more points in the second half, but couldn’t do much through the air as Kepler Marshal put the stop on their passing game.
"It was incredible how he was able to make the tackle just as the catch was being made through two blockers for a loss of yards," coach Devon Marshall said. "That’s a skill that usually takes years to develop."
In the third quarter, the Bulldogs caught Saanich off guard as quarterback Aiden Lawrence got receivers Jason Boyd and Max Vaesen within scoring distance on three reverse plays.
The peewees will play their regular season finale this Saturday at 1 p.m. against Westshore, followed by a junior bantam game at 3 p.m. Both games take place at McAdam Park.