Peewee ’Dogs roll to victory

The Cowichan Bulldogs were firing on all cylinders in a 32-8 peewee football win over the Nanaimo Lions last Saturday.

The Cowichan Bulldogs were firing on all cylinders in a 32-8 peewee football win over the Nanaimo Lions last Saturday.

The Bulldogs dominated on offence, defence and special teams in the lopsided victory at Pioneer Park. The offence continued its trend of sustaining long drives, using their solid running game and emerging passing attack to wear down the spirited Nanaimo defence.

The Cowichan defence played its best game of the season, getting star performances from interior lineman Dillon Wilson and defensive end Niko Harris as they held the Lions to a single touchdown and only a few first downs, while intercepting two passes.

The junior bantam Bulldogs were led by their defensive line in a solid outing against Nanaimo.

“Playing aggressively, they were able to disrupt the Nanaimo backfield,” coach Jeff McDonald said. “Logan Jacobsen and Hunter Fenn did a great job of reading the run or pass. They were up against some very big players and held their own.”

McDonald called Jacob Swejda “a beast” for his play out of the two back position.

“A tough competitor, he is starting to come into his own as a fullback and is earning the ‘Bus’ nickname,” the coach said.

Running back Silas Mearns ran the ball well. James Hagel moved from cornerback to lead blocker and set an example for his teammates.

The peewee and junior bantam teams will head south this Saturday to visit the Westshore Warriors.