Whalers dump Towhees

Whalers need to elevate their game on the road: coach

Parksville’s Jr. Varsity Whalers football team reeled in a big win in Courtenay on Saturday as they thumped the GP Vanier Towhees 33-0 to lock up second place in the AA Island Conference.

All Whalers from the opening whistle, the blue and white were up 26-zip at the break and head coach Mike Di Giacomo worked his backups in the second half.

All three TDs in the first half were on the ground. ‘Little’ Thomas Franks ran two in including the opening score when be took a screen pass from just inside midfield to the house.

“It was set up wonderfully well, and executed with precision,” chuckled coach D.

Scott Childs finished with two TDs — one on the ground and one in the air. He scored the only touchdown of the second half on the first play of the third quarter; a 60-yard pass and run from quarterback Josh Bouchard.

The win lifts the Whalers to 3-1, right behind unbeaten John Barsby. Vanier slips to third at 2-2.

 

“It was a very important win,” coach D said after the dust had settled, pointing out “it solidifies playoff positioning and it gave us a chance to work on some things. Overall it was a good game,” he surmised.

“I was happy with how we performed today, I really was, but we’ll need to elevate our game to compete at a higher level come playoffs, that’s for damn sure.”

It’s a short turnaround for the JV Whalers this week as they travel to Sooke on Wednesday — their second road trip in five days — to close out their AA Island Conference regular season against the Wolverines.

 

 

 

THE VARSITY WHALERS had a bye last week and return to action Friday in North Van against the Windsor Dukes to close out the Coastal Conference regular season in a battle for second in standings.

 

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