October 16, 2016 Saanich, BC (ISN) – It was a feline affair Sunday as the junior bantam football Victoria Wildcats defeated the visiting Nanaimo Lions 36-14 Sunday at Copley Park.
With the season winding down and two games remaining, the Wildcats improved to 4-3 in the standings with a sustained ground attack against the winless Lions.
The Wildcats would hold the lead much of the half. With halftime looming, and holding a 14-6 lead, the Lions defense would be equal to the task of holding the home side close with time running down. The Lions, with QB Jason Depka at the helm, would engineer his team into the Wildcat redzone. The Lions would score on a rushing play from two yards out by John Gilmour on the last play of the half to pull even 12-12.
The Lions, unable to hold back an energized Wildcat defense, would surrender the ball too many times in the second half to keep up with the Wildcat scoring. The Wildcats offensive line would dominate the half, allowing Victoria’s running game to put the last 20 points on the score sheet. Wildcats’ Sarina Brooks would finish out Victoria’s scoring with a great individual effort to beat all Lions defenders the endzone.