By Neil Corbett – Maple Ridge News
The future looks great for Samuel Robertson Technical football, as the team won its second Grade 8 championship in the last three years.
The SRT Titans Grade 8 football team won the provincial double A championship 48-26 over the Seaquam Seahawks on Tuesday afternoon, led by Joel McCormick, with six touchdowns.
The gamebreaker had four rushing majors, another by reception, and also found the end zone on a kickoff return. Add in a pair of two-point conversions, and McCormick had 40 points all by himself.
“Joel McCormick had a monster game. It was his time to shine,” said coach Mike Jones.
There have been different game stars at various points of the season, but it was the biggest individual effort of the year.
But Jones said the whole team contributed to the championship effort. Mason Hebert played some tailback and had some great runs and a touchdown. As a fullback, he blocked for McCormick’s big runs. Brayden Balatti was a third running back option, and the trio helped keep each other fresh throughout the game.
Quarterback Adam Jones threw the touchdown pass, a two-point pass, and also caught a two-point reception from Kayle Cowley.