Erich Eichhorn (ISN) – Last weekend the Greater Victoria Minor Football Association held their respective divisional playoffs as teams went head to head for the right to play this weekend for the right to be crowned “Champion” after a hard fought spring season.
PeeWee division Wolverine’s Gerren Hardisty puts the stiff arm on a Steelers defender – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)
Playoffs were held around Greater Victoria area and the Lower Island as some fortunate team’s efforts and dreams would be realized by being given the opportunity to play for right to be called the best on Vancouver Island with their playoff win.
Wolverine’s Bunting and Hardisty carry the Saanich colors in celebration after the 38-0 win over the Steelers – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
The Sunday matinee game featured the PeeWee Divison first place Saanich Wolverines vs. the fourth place Ladysmith Steelers. The Steelers, after an early season narrow one-point loss over the Wolverines, looked primed to give the home team everything they could handle. The Wolverines, undefeated on the season under the control on field general QB Caeden Reiter and RB Gerren Hardisty had no problem controlling the up island competition, defeating the Steelers 38-0.
Wolverines QB Caeden Reiter and his offensive team powered through the Steelers defense with an impressive shutout win – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
The Wolverines will face the Westshore Warriors for the Gold Cup. The Westshore Warriors shut out the Gordon Head Raiders 35-0 in the morning game at Copley field to book their ticket to the big show, facing the Wolverines on Sunday at Westhills Stadium.
In Jr. Bantam action, the Gordon Head Raiders, under the impressive passing and running skills of QB Gideon Kremler, would have their way against the Saanich Wolverines, defeating the cross-town rivals 38-16, in part, with a punishing defense that would keep Saanich’s offense off tempo. Unable to put together consecutive scoring drives on the ground or through the air, Saanich would fall behind early. The Westshore Warriors would defeat the Penninsula Wildcats 36-0 on Saturday to earn their spot in the Sunday final against the Raiders this weekend.
The Gordon Head Raiders would push aside the Jr. Bantam Wolverines to advance to the Gold Cup finals on Sunday – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
The Raider’s defence would shut down the Wolverines offense when it counted to turn aside their cross-town rival – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
In Atom division, teams played each to one-point differences that were sure to entertain fans of both teams. The Sooke Seahawks spoiled an all-Westshore Gold Cup final with a 33-32 win over the Warriors at Goudy Field Saturday to set up a meeting with the Peninsula Wildcats who defeated the Nanaimo Bombers 13-12 in Nanaimo at Pioneer Park.
The win was out of reach for the Saanich Wolverines as they couldn’t place all three team into Gold Cup Finals – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
This Saturday’s action will feature Silver Cup consolation action.
Atom Divison – Gordon Head Raiders vs Peninsula Wildcats
PeeWee Division – Nanaimo Lions vs Sooke Seahawks
Jr Bantam – Cowichan Bulldogs vs Ladysmith Steelers
Raiders QB Gideon Kremler puts the tackle on a Wolverine ball carrier during Sunday action (www.allsportmedia.ca)
In the Gold Cup Finals held Sunday at Westhills Stadium these teams will go head to head for the championships.
Atom Division – Saanich Wolverines vs Sooke Seahawks
PeeWee Division – Saanich Wolverines vs Westshore Warriors
Jr. Bantam – Gordon Head Raiders vs Westshore Warriors
Action starts at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday, June20 and 21st, at Westhills Stadium.