Ballenas Whalers Demar Hohnstein drives the ball forward against Spectrum Thunder in Victoria on Nov. 1. — Photo by Beth Robinson.

Senior Whalers fail to duke it out

Ballenas junior boys blank Thunder to advance to playoffs

The Ballenas Whalers senior varsity football team’s season is over.

The Whalers’ hope for a playoff shot was dashed by the conference-leading Windsor Dukes, who, despite having a low roster number, easily dismissed Ballenas 61-14 in North Vancouver last Friday. The Dukes remain the only unbeaten team in the Western AA Conference.

The Whalers ended the season with a 1-4 record.

While the senior boys have struggled, the junior Whalers remain strong. They recovered from their only loss, a 12-9 decision to Pacific AA Division leaders Holy Cross Crusaders two weeks ago, to score a 52-0 shutout win against the Spectrum Thunder in Victoria on Nov. 1.

The junior Whalers finished the regular season with a 4-1 record and are ranked second in the Pacific AA. They advance to the playoffs and will play their first game against Samuel Robertson Technical, the third-place team in the Valley AA Division. The game site and host team for the contest is still to be determined.

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