Sunday, October 6, 2013

Week 6

AA Varsity Week Six

Week Five Wrap

South Delta survived a scare from the ever improving Holy Cross Crusaders in divisional action and John Barsby found themselve in another hotly contested Border Battle football game with the Ballenas Whalers of Parksville.  Mission, Carson Graham and Rick Hansen posted very impressive wins to round out the top five.   Elsewhere, Bateman, Vernon and Windsor played statement games against divisional competition as did the Frank Hurt Hornets.  Seaquam rebounded from last week outgunning the Hugh Boyd Trojans late in the game.  The playoff picture seems to be becoming a bit clearer with huge divisional contests occuring in the final few weeks of the season/

Mission kicked-it into high gear on Saturday!



College Heights 27 Prince George 7


John Barsby 22 Ballenas 7
Carson Graham 70 Sentinel 0
Rick Hansen 54 Langley 13
Duchess Park 32 Nechako Valley 0
Windsor 40 Nanaimo District 7
Moscrop 35 Argyle 7
Robert Bateman 47 G.W. Graham 16
Frank Hurt 45 Spectrum 7

Kelly Road 32 Correlieu 7


South Delta 13 Holy Cross 6
Mission 34 Abbotsford 6
Vernon 37 Salmon Arm 0
Valleyview 40 Clarence Fulton 6

Gridiron's Top Five

1. South Delta Sundevils
2. John Barsby Bulldogs
3. Mission Roadrunners
4. Carson Graham Eagles
5. Rick Hansen Hurricanes


+ Carson Graham: The Eagles are becoming an offensive machine at the right time of the year scoring 70 pts this past Friday.
+ Holy Cross continues to improve giving South Delta all they can handle in a 12-6 loss.
+Valleyview looks to challenge for top seed in the interior after pummelling Clarence Fulton.
+ Another solid win for the Duchess Park Condors up North.
+The huge crowd at the Border Battle on the Island

AA Game Of The Week

AA #1 South-Delta hosts AAA #1 Mt. Douglas at 2:00 PM Saturday, 13 October on South Delta HS Field. 

Gridiron's Picks


Nechako Valley @ Prince George:


Friday Night Homecoming For the GW Graham Grizzlies

Ballenas @ Nanaimo District: The Islanders host a Whaler team that played out of its skin this past Friday vs Barsby.  ND gave up 40 pts to the red hot Windsor Dukes in the early game on Merle Logan Field.  Here is the question: Can Ballenas bring a similar effort to the field this week and will Nanaimo District come in healthy with a great week of practice under their belts?  If the answer for one of these teams is yes and the the other team no, then you guessed this week's winner.  If we have positives all round, this will go down to the wire.  GI's Pick: Whalers by 14 by way of the Fade Route

Argyle @ Sentinel: Two North-Shore teams that endured consecutive lop-sided losses face off on Sentinel's field this Friday.  This week's practice will be interesting as there has to be hope in the hearts of both rosters.  I think Argyle has the stronger roster in terms of speed and size. GI's Pick: Pipers by 7

Seaquam @ Frank Hurt: This is going to be a very, very good football game.  Frank Hurt is playing some very quality football and has their zone run game really churning out the yards.  Seaquam is gelling at the right time in all areas of their game.  I think that the score will be in the high twenties, perhaps higher for each team come Friday.  GI's Pick: Frank Hurt by 2

Carson Graham @ Windsor: Another big game this week and it is oozing playoff implications.  The difference here is going to be depth.  Carson has a much deeper, larger and more skilled roster (depth wise) than the Dukes. Windsor will cause the Eagles problems with their passing game and option. The game may be kept closer if short kicks and turnovers bounce the Duke way.   Carson however, should be able to respond over and over again running the football.  The second half will be a rough one for the home team as they tire and get tenderized. GI's Pick: Eagles by 18

College Heights @ Kelley Road: College Heights is quietly putting together another quality season up in PG.  This tells me that there is a rational, methodical approach to the game at the coaching end.  Kelley Road has been hit and miss all year.  GI's Pick: College Heights by 2

Correlieu @ Duchess Park: The Condors must continue to work hard against their inner opponent.  Correlieu got beaten by a lopsided score at the hands of the Condors in early September and not much is going to be different except the uniform colours. GI's Pick: Duchess by 42

Mission @ Samuel Roberts Technical:  SRT is hosting their toughest game of the year this weekend.  The good news for them is that after Friday, things get better. GI's Pick: Mission by 38

Spectrum @ John Barsby: Spectrum has played by far, the toughest schedule in AA football.  These guys are an example of never quit.  They are getting better and they are building a foundation for years of football to follow.  The game Friday night will be the beginning of a new Island rivalry between the two squads.  Barsby is getting healthy and will be fired up for another Friday night game in front of the home fans.  GI's Pick: Barsby by 28 plus

Robert Bateman @ Abbottsford: The Timberwolves are really surging of late and will be in top form as they visit their neighbor, the Abbottsford Panthers.  Look for the Bateman running game to explode for big yards early and often in this game. GI's Pick: Bateman by 27

Langley @ GW Graham: This game will be very, very close.  If the weather cooperates, I'd hand it via the air to the Grizzlies.  Langley has some very good athletes on the roster this year so I would expect some big plays from the Saints as well.  The Homecoming crowd for the Grizzlies should make for some great atmospherics to say the least. GI's Pick: Grizzlies by 6


Pitt Meadows @ Rick Hansen: This one is going to decide who is going to be 2nd or 4th in the conference standings when all is said and done.  Thats how important it is.  Pitt has really been coming on of late and is in good enough form to upset the Hurricanes.  If they don't overlook Pitt, Hansen has enough going for them to win this game outright.  If they don't have a letdown game. GI's Pick: Hansen by 11

Hugh Boyd @ Holy Cross: Out of the frying pan and into the fire Trojans.  Holy Cross shook up number one South Delta pretty good last week and have got to be licking their chops for a crack at Boyd.  This is make or break for the Richmond squad as a loss will jeopardize making the playoffs.  GI's Pick: Crusaders by 10

Mt. Douglas @ South Delta: And here we have it.  Last year Barsby took the Rams to the matt with the AAA champs squeaking out a W.  This year's AA number 1 vs the AAA number 1 could be equally close.  I predicted in the pre-season a South Delta win.  Am sticking with it. GI's Pick: SD by 2


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