Bulldogs out, Rams roll ahead in high school football playoffs

Playoff fever returns to Westhills Stadium today as the Mount Douglas Rams host the Terry Fox Ravens

Belmont Bulldogs slotback R.J. Piche runs the ball during the Bulldogs’ playoff game against the Windsor Dukes on Friday

Playoff fever returns to Westhills Stadium Friday as the Mount Douglas Rams host the Terry Fox Ravens.

Kickoff for the quarterfinal playoff game is 3 p.m.

The Rams are the defending AAA champions and narrowly beat the Ravens during the 2011 playoffs, 44-40.

The Rams earned a first round bye while Terry Fox defeated Centennial 21-20 on Saturday (Nov. 10).

The AA Belmont Bulldogs are out of the playoffs, having suffered a first round loss to the Windsor Dukes at Westhills on Friday 21-14. As crushing as it was, the Bulldogs affirmed themselves as an emerging program with a 4-1 record and home advantage in the playoffs.

The junior AAA Rams are on the road against the Kelowna Owls tomorrow after defeating the Centennial Centaurs 49-0.

The Owls are ranked No. 3 in province, higher than Mount Doug.

“We’re anticipating a very tough game,” said junior coach Kevin Neary.

Friday’s win over Centennial started fairly tight, with the Rams holding a narrow 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Rams picked up steam throughout the rest of the game, and were able to field a lot of non-starters.

“Getting a lot of (our secondary) players involved in a playoff game such as that was great, it’s invaluable experience for them,” Neary said.

Leading the scoring for the Rams was running back Jesse Woollard, who rushed for two touchdowns. Gavin Cobb caught a number of receptions for a total of 54 yards. Cobb is a receiver, but is also the team’s backup quarterback. Later in the game he took over from starting QB Joe Clarke and rushed for a touchdown.

Jonah Merino, Ross Faulkner and Kane Hammontree also scored touchdowns.

Just Posted

Province funds $88.6M for two new schools in Langford by 2022

Langford gets 500-seat elementary school and a 700-seat middle school

New secondary school planned for north Langford

Province announces $18.6 million in funding for site

Confusing parking lot blamed for cars tipping into flowerbeds at Peninsula Canadian Tire

Tow and repairs cost thousands, engineer says drivers’ responsibility, Canadian Tire stay quiet

Saanich says it will take months to fix a sink hole that appeared during ‘Snowmaggedon’

Roads closed in the area after the sink hole first opened in early February

Derelict trimaran removed from Oak Bay waters

Boat has been aground near Oak Bay Marina for over five months

WATCH: Barbers battle it out in Victoria

‘Barber Battle’ saw stylists and barbers from across North America go head-to-head

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

B.C. church’s Pride flag defaced for second time in 12 days

Delta’s Ladner United Church says it will continue to fly the flag for Pride month

Update: Two shot, two arrested at Toronto Raptors victory rally

The team and several dignitaries, including Justin Trudeau, remained on stage

Most Read