October 7th, 2021 Victoria, BC (ISN) – The BC High School Junior Varsity abbreviated, 4-game regular season got underway Thursday afternoon as the Mt Douglas Rams took on their cross-town, perennial rival Belmont Bulldogs, topping the Bulldogs 19-12.
As a first regular season game for both teams, working out their respective lineups and assignments, neither team could claim it was a perfect game debut, however the game was highlighted by bright spots offensively and defensively in play from both sides of the ball.
Both, the Rams and Bulldogs looked comfortable in their ground game. Noe Jelks and Carter Williams would see the ball often for the Rams, instrumental in advancing the ball for their team. Receiver Angelo Avila and running back Cash Amos would be the recipients of the majority of the Bulldogs yardage from starting Bulldogs’ QB Dylan Gilbert.
Starting Rams QB Silas Douglas would lead his team over Belmont with the win, orchestrating a three TD effort for the Rams including his own rushing TD late in the game.
Belmont’s QB Dylan Gilbert would figure in the scoring for his Bulldogs with a late, fourth quarter rushing TD to make the score reflective of an otherwise, fairly even game.
Rams’ Carter Williams would open the scoring in the second quarter, rushing 3 yards for his first of two TDs in the game after a tight defensive, first quarter battle that saw neither team capitalize on their efforts to go up 6-0.
Starting Rams’ QB Silas Douglas, looking down field would throw an errant pass midfield into the hands of Belmont defender #15 Maxim Roberts early in the third quarter. Maxim would take the pick-six fifty yards, untouched for the score to pull his team even with the home side.
Silas would redeem himself for the earlier interception thrown, taking the ball on a QB keeper from 2 yards out to put his team ahead 13-6.
Williams would also put his stamp on the victory with what would be the game-deciding TD late in the third frame, scampering for four yards for his second TD on the afternoon to take a 19-6 lead into the final quarter.
Belmont would march downfield late in the final quarter, scoring on QB Gilbert’s QB keeper to shift game momentum in the Bulldogs favour. With one minute remaining, Belmont would recover an onside kick with hopes to tie the game before regulation time expired, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Ram’s defense would respond, turning aside Belmont’s “never say die” effort for the 19-12 win.
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