Thunder ready to tackle Belmont

Spectrum varsity team plays well despite 30-12 loss to Nanaimo District secondary

Spectrum Thunder running back Oliver Adam (with coach Ian Laxton) was named MVP on Sept. 18 for his two touchdowns and over 100 yards rushing.

The high school football preseason continues to bode well for the young Spectrum Thunder varsity football program. The senior Thunder faced Nanaimo District secondary last Friday and fared well despite the 30-12 loss.

Running back Oliver Adam led the way with two touchdowns while rushing for more than 100 yards. The Thunder defence had one of its best showings in the program’s three-year history, forcing multiple turnovers. Adam was named the Thunder’s MVP of the game for his offensive play.

The senior Thunder play today (Sept. 25) at Goudy Field (Westhills) versus the Belmont Bulldogs. Kick off is at 2:30 p.m.

The Spectrum Thunder junior squad dropped a close preseason match to Nanaimo District secondary, falling 20-14 on Sept. 17.

The Thunder had an 8-6 lead going into halftime, thanks to a 65-yard run by offensive standout Riley Wilson.

Despite a great comeback effort from fellow freshman players quarterback Chris Starck and receiver Bryden Holt, who connected for a 40-yard pass, Nanaimo was able to score late for the 20-14 comeback win.

Grade 10 lineman Hunter Abel was named the MVP of the game for his outstanding play on both sides of the ball.

The junior Thunder next play at home Sept. 30, with a 3:15 p.m. kickoff versus John Barsby from Nanaimo.

 

 

Rolling Rams visit John Barsby

The Mount Douglas Rams recorded a pair of preseason wins last week as the senior and junior teams defeated Lord Tweedsmuir 45-15 and 22-6, respectively.

Lord Tweedsmuir didn’t make it easy, scoring against the Rams’ senior team on the first possession. The Rams, however, responded by scoring on every one of their possessions en route to a 45-15 victory.

Declann Michielin rushed for three touchdowns. Gavin Cobb made  a spectacular punt return covering 85 yards for a touchdown. Manny Lopez and Richard Innes-McDonald scored the other TDs for the Rams. Michielin finished with eight rushes for 58 yards, while quarterback Gideone Kremler completed eight  of 11 passes for 135 yards.

Michielin also led the team in defence with five tackles, followed by Justice Kremler with four tackles. Gevhahn McNally-Hardisty earned the Rams’ Wolf of the Week award with a huge interception in the first quarter.

Preseason continues today (Sept. 25) as the Rams junior and senior teams visit Nanaimo to face John Barsby. The regular season starts Oct. 9 at Royal Athletic Park versus Notre Dame.

 

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