April 19, 2016
Kicking off this past weekend, the Senior boys rugby team experienced the first annual Friday Night Lights Rugby at Rodery Stadium and had a seat clenching game against Mouat. At the half, the score was 6-5 for Mountain, and fans held their breath in suspense, later to erupt with applause as Sam Wegart sent field goal after field goal flying through the uprights. Spencer Todter and Tristen Kiech pushed through Mouat’s defence with admirable agility, each scoring a try for our Eagles. Anthony Song had a thunderous tackle a few metres from the try-line, after sprinting an incredible distance of the field after his man. As the final minute of the 80 ticked away, your Senior boys celebrated a 23-22 win, significantly increasing their chances for Provincials.
Your Junior Boys rugby team isn’t far behind; they easily tackled Brookswood 69-7 and repeated their tactics yesterday with Rick Hansen Secondary, scoring within the first 30 seconds of the game. Their plays were as hot as the weather, leaving Hansen dripping in sweat. It was 27-0 at the half, and your #2, Leo Edward, had an amazing run to the try line all the while fighting off 3 Hansen players desperately trying to take him down. The final score was 57-7 and we couldn’t be more impressed with our boys.
Your Senior girls’ soccer team may not have won their game against Sardis, the best team in the league, but they did however accomplish the feat of being the first team to score on them all season. And for that, we are extremely proud. Mountain goals were scored by Lauren Ens and Kyla Woelk.
Badminton news is on the horizon as well as more updates for the rugby and soccer teams. Tune in next week for more on Eagle Athletics.