WESTSHORE WARRIORS CONTINUE DOMINANCE IN WEEK SIX ISLAND MINOR FOOTBALL

Westshore Defence Key To Team's Success

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May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) - A Nanaimo Lion looks for the reception down field past the outstretched arm of the Westshore defender in PeeWee football play - Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)

May 4th, 2019 Langford, BC (ISN ) – The Westshore Warriors Football organization continued its dominance of the Island Football League in week six play, winning two out of it’s three games to remain undefeated in both Atom and PeeWee division play with a pair of victories over the Nanaimo Bombers and Nanaimo Lions at Goudy Field in Langford, BC Saturday morning.

May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) - Lucas Hansen of the Westshore Warriors Atom team looks to pull down the free pass from his QB - Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)
May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) – Lucas Hansen of the Westshore Warriors Atom team looks to pull down the free pass from his QB – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)

In a story book start to the season, both the atom and Peewee level Warriors have defeated all comers to post unbeaten records of 6-0, scoring nearly 30 point per game each at the midway point in the season. With stifling defensive play, the Warriors have only allowed an average of two and five points per game respectively so far this season.

In the breakfast table game Saturday, the Atom division Warriors hosted the visiting 3-2 Nanaimo Bombers, soundly defeating the Bombers 30-0 in part on a three-touchdown rushing performance from Danny Garcia, scoring two of his touchdowns in the first quarter alone out of the back field on handoffs from starting QB Jacob Hansen.

May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) - Warrior's starting QB Jacob Hansen works his magic in the back field handing off the ball to teammate Danny Garcia - Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)
May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) – Warrior’s starting QB Jacob Hansen works his magic in the back field handing off the ball to teammate Danny Garcia – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)
May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) - Danny Garcia of the Atom Warriors would score 3 TD's in a lopsided result - Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)
May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) – Danny Garcia of the Atom Warriors would score 3 TD’s in a lopsided result – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)

The Bombers would show some life in the third quarter, finding from new found success in their running game, however the quicker defensive line of the Warriors would limit the Bombers gains with some key tackles in the backfield.  The Bombers would find the end zone late in the game on a run by Ben Stevens, breaking a few open field tackles to sprint to the house.

May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) - The Bombers, full of running talent, would finally break down the Warriors defence as Ben Stevens would score his teams lone TD - Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)
May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) – The Bombers, full of running talent, would finally break down the Warriors defence as Ben Stevens would score his teams lone TD – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)

Despite the final Stevens TD, the Bombers, due to game forfeiture for too few players, would relinquish the score and fall 30-0 and a 3-3 record while the Atom Warriors rise to 6-0.

May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) - Warrior defence was key to keeping Nanaimo off the score sheet in both the Atom and Peewee division games - Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)
May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) – Warrior defence was key to keeping Nanaimo off the score sheet in both the Atom and Peewee division games – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)

In the midday game, the PeeWee Warriors took on the Nanaimo Lions, defeating the Lions 28-0 to also improve to 6-0 and keep some distance ahead of the Victoria Spartans and Saanich Wolverines, who at 3-2 to start the weekend, are certain to make an effort to run for the top of the standings in the coming weeks with 6 games remaining.

May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) - A Nanaimo Lion looks for the reception down field past the outstretched arm of the Westshore defender in PeeWee football play - Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)
May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) – A Nanaimo Lion looks for the reception down field past the outstretched arm of the Westshore defender in PeeWee football play – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)

Warrior’s Brenden Byron would be the sole scorer in the first quarter on both sides of the ball, taking the rock to the house from near midfield after turning aside two Lion’s defenders with well-placed stiff arms, to break free the rest of the way for the sprint for the major.  Warrior’s Cash Amos would add his teams first quarter lead with the first of two Warrior majors in the second frame.

May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) - Brenden Byron would dish out a couple of stiff arms on his way to the end zone in a PeeWee Warrior win - Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)
May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) – Brenden Byron would dish out a couple of stiff arms on his way to the end zone in a PeeWee Warrior win – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)

Warriors Austin Perry, dancing around Lion defenders, would break free for a 70-yard run down the sideline for the score, his first of two TD’s, to give his tea a comfortable lead at the half.

May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) - Warriors Austin Perry dances around a pair of Lion defenders on his way to one of his two TD's in the game - Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)
May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) – Warriors Austin Perry dances around a pair of Lion defenders on his way to one of his two TD’s in the game – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)

The Lions, like their younger Bomber counterparts, would find success in their running game in the second half but would not be able to sustain a consistent offensive attack against the Warrior’s front defensive line long enough for any marked field position until late in the third quarter when the Lions would find themselves on the Warriors five-yard line.

May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) - Lions would find some running room in the second half but the Warrior defence would be equal to the task - Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)
May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) – Lions would find some running room in the second half but the Warrior defence would be equal to the task – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)

Equal to the task, the Warriors would deny the Lion’s the score, turning the ball over on downs. In the final score of the game, the Warrior’s Perry would take the ball out of his back field to run 90 yards for the TD, giving his team a final 28-0 score.

May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) - Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)
May 4th, 2019 Victoria, BC (SN) – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca)

Next weekend, both teams will meet once again in the last half of a home and home series as Westshore travels to Nanaimo for a rematch of this weekend’s result.

In the only Warrior loss of week six, the Junior Bantam Warriors would fall to 1-4 with a loss to the undefeated, 6-0 Gordon Head Raiders.