Duncan, BC June 16th, 2018 (ISN) – The Island Football League championship picture became much clearer Saturday as semi-final action was played out Saturday at McAdam Park, in Duncan, BC with a familiar tone resonating from each victor post game, “Go’n to da ‘ship, Go’n to da ‘ship !”.
Competition was stiff as six minor league football teams, all vying for a place at next weekend’s respective divisional championship final at Royal Bay Secondary, battling to keep their season alive and a chance to take home the inaugural Island Football League’s Gold Cup championship.
In the early morning game, the Westshore Renegades of Langford, finishing the regular season 3-3, would make short work of the game, 0-6 Cowichan Bulldogs in the Atom division semi-final match with a decisive 36-0 win. The Renegades advance to meet the 6-0 Saanich Raiders for the Cup next Saturday.
The PeeWee Saanich Wolverines, playing above their 2-4 regular season record took on the 1-5 Cowichan Bulldogs for the second time in as many weeks, running away with a 28-0 win on the legs of a four touchdown, ankle-breaking performance by Heath White. The Wolverines now have a tall order to fill, taking on the undefeated, 6-0 Westshore Warriors for the championship.
The Junior Bantam match, was a hotly contested affair despite the final result as both the Westshore Warriors and the Saanich Wolverines would put on a hard-hitting display of minor football. Despite their best efforts, the Westshore squad would fall 32-0 under the relentless pressure of a powerful Wolverines front line on both sides of the ball. The Wolverines will now have to tackle a team similar in stature in the Cowichan Bulldogs. The Bulldogs, amassing an incredible 210 points during the regular season to lead the entire league, will bring their own formidable front line and a 7-1 record to the final.
Championship Sunday will kick off on June 24th at 10:00 am with the Atom Division, followed by the PeeWee and Junior Bantam games at 12:00 and 2:00 pm respectively. All games will be held at Royal Bay Secondary High School.