A decade is long enough.
The Victoria Spartans are headed to their first provincial final since winning the bantam football championship in 2000.
On Saturday the Spartans defeated the Chilliwack Giants 19-6, in Chilliwack.
Leading the team offensively was quarterback Carson Scotney and “unstoppable” full back Sam Varao, who had two touchdowns.
For a league of 14- and 15-year-old players, Varao’s 200 pound frame is quite effective, said coach Paul Precious.
“Our offensive line was fantastic all game long, and on defence, linebackers Matt Pastro and Bryan Galbraith-McTavish were standouts.”
The Spartans (5-5) face the North Surrey Tigers (10-0) in the provincial final, Sunday in Langley.
The Tigers edged the Spartans 17-14 during the regular season, one of the closest games of the year for the Tigers, who beat Langley 59-12 in the other semifinal.