November 1, 2019. Langford, BC (ISN) – Finishing the regular season on a high note, the Mt Douglas Rams varsity team dominated from the opening ball snap to take a lopsided 36-6 victory over the visiting Handsworth Royals of Vancouver in a Friday matinee game at Goudy Field in Langford, BC.
The Ram’s Joe Lucas would open the scoring on his team’s first possession of the game, taking the ball from starting QB Hunter Swift, rushing eighteen yards for the major to put his team up 6-0.
After the Rams defense would turn aside the Royals with a stifling defensive effort, the Ram’s Swift would find his receiver option Linden Williams twenty-five yards downfield. Willams, who lead his team in the game with two first half touchdowns and an interception to help point his team in the direction of a victory early, would finish the scoring play running forty yards for the TD, putting his team up 13-0, still in the first quarter of play.
The Brett Birch-Jones run offense would have their task cut out for them as a relentless Rams defense would pressure Birch-Jones to put the ball on the ground frequently. Adept at running the ball with his lankly six-foot frame, Birch-Jones would find some success extending ball possession for his team, however the Rams end zone would elude the Royals most of the game despite some undisciplined Rams penalties that would benefit the visitor’s cause.
The Rams would take a comfortable lead into the half on the only scoring play of the second quarter when Williams would climb the ladder in the Royals end zone to pull down the Swift toss. With a successful 10-yard extra point rushing conversion by Joe Lucas, the Rams would enjoy a 21-0 half time lead.
The Royals defense would show some resilience in the third quarter of play to slow the Rams roll, but Swift, equally adept at scrambling with the ball as passing it, would keep ahead of the Royals defense, running 10 yards with the keeper for the touchdown to extend the Rams score.
Rams Hunter Swift would use RB Peter Primeau to advance the ball for the Rams final score of the game, setting up another touchdown pass from Swift to 3rdyear Ram Luke Kedves, sure-handed to pull in the end zone reception to go up 36-0 in the third quarter of play.
Swift would sit out the final quarter, giving way to backup Caeden Reiter to see the game run out to a Ram’s victory.
The Royals would deny the Rams the shutout win with a late, near midfield strike from Birch-Jones to Rob Lutman. Lutman would carry the ball to the end zone for the Royals only major of the game with seconds remaining in the game.
The Rams, turning aside the Royal’s extra point attempt, would run out the clock to seal their victory.
With the win, the Varsity rams close out the regular season with a 4-3 record. Their sights set on making back to back appearances in the Subway Bowl High School football championships, the Rams will now await the outcome of other hotly-contested division action to see who will be their first playoff adversary.