Max Lang (20) finds a hole behind a block by Kaiden Jones (31) in the junior bantam Bulldogs’ 57-0 win over the Nanaimo Lions last Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Bantam Bulldogs keep on winning

Huge victory for Cowichan junior bantams over Nanaimo

Strong defence and an efficient, diverse offence were the keys as the bantam Cowichan Bulldogs extended their perfect season to six games with a 55-0 win over the Chilliwack Giants last Sunday.

The Bulldogs got off to a slow start in the first quarter against the big Chilliwack linemen, but gradually gained the upper hand.

Several injured Cowichan players returned to action, including quarterback Finn Shea, who threw touchdown passes to Jesse Kwasny, Nico Harris and Jayden Strzok. Strzok also ran for two touchdowns, while Stirling Henry and Dillon Wilson ran for one each, and Harris returned an interception to score.

“The athletes are continuing to develop and gain momentum,” Cowichan bantam coach PJ Shea said. “Every week they are committing to getting better, and it’s showing in their performances on game days.”

The bantam Bulldogs will visit the Ladysmith Steelers at Forrest Field this Sunday at 4 p.m.

Max Lang returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown, setting the stage for the junior bantam Bulldogs’ 57-0 win over the Nanaimo Lions at McAdam Park on Sunday. Brad MacRae scored on Cowichan’s next offensive play, then after that touchdown was called back on a penalty, Ryder Maertz made good on the next opportunity for the first of his two majors on the day.

“I knew after this that we would have a great game,” Cowichan head coach Opie Williams said.

Lang and Jordan Buscaino each had two touchdowns, Cody Williams had one, and Conner Harper ran in one of his two interceptions for a pick-six.

The JB ’Dogs are in Ladysmith this Saturday to play the Steelers under the Forrest Field lights at 7 p.m.

The peewee Bulldogs struggled in a 28-0 loss to the Nanaimo Bombers at McAdam Park on Sunday.

“It was a disappointing day for our team,” coach Trystan Ryder said. “Fumbles, missed blocks and tackles led to a lopsided victory for Nanaimo. We feel we can be a much better team than our record shows.”

The peewees will also visit Ladysmith on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Just Posted

More Roaring ’20s murder mystery mayhem delivered by Chemainus’ Adams

Mugsy at the forefront of director’s dinner theatre and afternoon tea shows in Duncan

Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street returns to Chemainus stage for the holidays

‘Miracle on 34th Street: heartwarming story is back after more than a decade away

REMEMBRANCE DAY: Fairbridge School students gave their all for the war effort

There are 78 students and 11 staff members listed on the memorial scroll in the old school chapel.

REMEMBRANCE DAY: Old wristwatch is an echo of the First World War

A chance discovery in a box of old watches recalls heroic Cowichan Valley brothers.

Petition to ‘bring back Don Cherry’ goes viral after immigrant poppy rant

Cherry was fired from his co-hosting role for the Coach’s Corner segment on Nov. 11.

Woman airlifted with serious injuries after being struck by car in Nanaimo

Woman, hit in crosswalk, suffers life-threatening injuries; driver co-operating with police

B.C. teacher suspended for incessantly messaging student, writing friendship letter

Female teacher pursued Grade 12 student for friendship even after being rebuked

Vancouver Island substitute teacher said he wanted a student to ‘whack’ two others on Grade 8 field trip

Campbell River teacher-on-call suspended three weeks after November 2018 incident

Disney Plus streaming service hits Canada with tech hurdles

Service costs $8.99 per month, or $89.99 per year, in Canada

Trudeau’s opponents: One gives him an earful, another seeks common ground

PM meets with Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe

Rona’s ‘truly Canadian’ ads are inaccurate, watchdog says

Ads Standards points out U.S.-based Lowe’s acquired Rona in 2016

Brian Burke considered favourite to replace Don Cherry

Brian Burke is the 5-4 pick to be the full-time replacement next season

Most Read