The Carson Graham Eagles will fly to the provincial football finals after a sound victory over the G.W. Graham Grizzlies.
On Saturday, the battle for the superior Graham played out on the turf at BC Place stadium in Vancouver.
With a dominant performance in the first half of the semi-final game, the Eagles secured a 22-0 lead by halftime. They continued their scoring run through the third quarter, increasing the lead to 36-0. G.W. Graham scored a couple touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough. The final score was 36-14 at the end of 60 minutes.
Carson quarterback Liam Marshall did his fair share, throwing for 255 yards while scoring three passing touchdowns and a two-point conversion.
Running back Dallan Lewis ran two touchdowns into the end zone. Receiving the ball, Eric Town, Fin Nemeth and Breylon McCuller all scored touchdowns, McCuller also with a conversion.
Putting his flexibility on display, McCuller also secured 10 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble on defence. Ethan Samuels had 11 tackles and Ryan Barber had seven tackles.
Carson will play Vancouver College in the AAA finals next Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:15 p.m. at BC Place.
Season wraps up for Windsor Wolves
Meanwhile, the Windsor Wolves ended their playoff run after being unable to stop the run game of the John Barsby Bulldogs.
In their AA football semi-final matchup, also on Saturday at BC Place, Windsor lost to Barsby 28-9.
“We ran into an excellently coached and much bigger, more physical Barsby team,” said Windsor head coach Malcolm Allen. “We did not match their intensity for the entirety of the game and I believe that was the biggest factor.”
On defence, linebacker Samson Sachter led the Wolves with nine tackles.
On offence, quarterback Emmet Ward threw 213 passing yards with two interceptions while also running 12 times for 74 yards. Running back Brady Smith rushed seven times for 78 yards and a touchdown.
“The team had a tremendous season finishing second in our conference and making it all the way to the provincial semi-finals,” Allen said. “I hope with a bit of time we are able to look back on the season and be proud of ourselves, what we accomplished, and continue to improve and better ourselves going forward.”