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Week 8 proves to be a mixed bag for Cowichan Bulldogs teams

Cowichan’s junior bantam Bulldogs swarm a Saanich Wolverine during play May 25 at McAdam Park. (Jennifer Laver photo)


Liam Freeland made a 60-yard run to give the Cowichan Valley Bulldogs atom team their lone touchdown in a 38-6 loss to the Southside Dawgs this past Saturday, May 25.

The Bulldogs had more passing yards and more rushing yards then their opponents, and even a better third down efficiency, but were just unable to match Southside’s touchdown totals.

Quarterback Fin Bellis threw for a seven-yard completion, his longest on the day, and also rushed four times with a 10-yard scramble being his longest.

Freeland compiled the majority of Cowichan’s yards on the ground with 134, while Deven Randhawa and Austin Shaver ran for 49 and 10 respectively.

On defence, Freeland led the way with seven tackles, while both Dub Singh and Christian Murray pitched in with two.

The atoms wrap up their regular season with a 10 a.m. game June 1 against the Nanaimo Hawks at McAdam Park.


The Southside Dawgs were no match for the peewee Bulldogs this past weekend as Cowichan rolled to a 24-0 victory.

Defence was the name of the game with three forced fumbles and subsequent recoveries — one going for a touchdown by Justin Jack-Thomas. Another forced fumble came at the hands of Jack-Thomas as he chased down a would-be touchdown and knocked the ball loose at the 10 yard line. Rylend Monti was there to earn the recovery.

Cowichan’s offence was high-flying because it had to be.

“Our run game was stopped pretty handily by Southside’s defence but our deep-ball quarterback Rylen Heyer found connection after connection with both Harrison Plaxton and Charlie Freeman,” said head coach Justin Young.

Harrison had a touchdown and the only other touchdown came from Ben Wikkerink as he took a trap play up the gut for a 12-yard touchdown, his first for the year.

“We are very proud of our boys,” Young said. “Now we just need to finish off our final game of the season against Nanaimo then we look forward to playoffs so hopefully we keep our momentum rolling.”

The peewee Bulldogs end their regular season with an 11:30 a.m. game on June 1 against the Nanaimo Legion of Boom at McAdam Park.

Junior Bantam

On Saturday, May 25, the Cowichan Bulldogs JB squad fought to a crushing 16-14 home loss to the visiting Saanich Wolverines, the division’s top-ranked team.

Cowichan’s last regular season game is on the road on June 1 against Southside.