A big weekend for the South Delta Rams community football club included a large turnout for its girls flag day and the annual Green and Gold Day last Sunday at Dennison Park.
More than 40 interested players participated in the girls flag day under sunny skies on Saturday as the club moves forward to forming teams for next spring.
Here is a rundown of Sunday’s Green and Gold Day:
The U8 flaggers started the day with a doubleheader.
The Green team had a back-and-forth matchup against the Westside Warriors. Blake Mortensen enjoyed his consecutive game with an exciting run, making multiple defenders miss his flags. Riley Kringhaug was a force on the defensive side of the ball, making it extremely difficult for the Warriors to run to her side of the field. Mateo Vuk played an awesome two-way game, which included catching a pass from Mason Davis and stopping a couple Westside drives with some excellent flagging.
The Gold team faced off against a strong North Surrey Ravens who didn’t give the Gold team much room on the ground to run the ball. It meant the offence had to move the ball through the air. Declan Grant completed a nice pass to Rocco Stein who then ran 40-yards for a TD. Westen Jaeger and Reign Williams played a fantastic game on defence, not allowing the Ravens to gain much momentum.
Next up was the Atom Green team taking on the Langley Bandits. This game was a one-sided affair and the Atom Green team continued its winning ways. Ronik Dayal had a standout performance on the offensive side of the ball, opening up holes for the running back from the tight end positions, and even had a 50-yard run himself. On the defensive side of the ball, Ethan Wood had an interception and returned it for a touchdown.
Following that, the Atom Gold team suffered a tough 32-0 loss to a strong Coquitlam Chargers team.
Brady Robertson and Sebastian Lo were forces on a defence that continued to shut down the Chargers and hold them to negative yards, despite their few big touchdown runs. Evan Chatha and Kooper Purbs contributed big gains on the ground, while quarterback Dashten Kingston helped march the ball upfield with several nicely completed passes in the waning minutes.
Pee Wee Division
The Pee Wee Rams had their home opener against Cloverdale Bobcats and it ended in a 32-0 loss.
The team was enthusiastic playing for the first time on home field. The Rams came up a bit short for the overall win, but the players are definitely eager to continue learning and progressing. The Rams defence was absolutely stellar, with some amazing tackles from Quinn Guppy and Kane Laporte. Quarterback Quin Kirincic showed real leadership playing both offence and defence in the second half.
Junior Bantam Rams
Unfortunately, Mother Nature spoiled the part for the Rams as the game was postponed due to lightning strikes in the area.
All in all it was a fantastic weekend for the Rams organization and all its players.