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JV Sun Devils seek fourth conference win

Battle with Seaquam will help determine playoff seeding
The Junior Varisty South Delta Sun Devils picked up a 26-20 overtime win over Centennial at Dennison Field in Tsawwassen on Oct. 19. Jim Kinnear Photo

The Junior Varsity Sun Devils are poised for a playoff run – but first they have one more conference game to take care of.

The Sun Devils took their 3-1 conference record (7-1 overall) into their game Wednesday night against Seaquam at John Oliver Field. Results were too late for Optimist press deadlines, so check out our website for coverage later this week.

Last Thursday, South Delta picked up a big 40-20 win over Terry Fox, their second conference win in a row after edging Centennial 26-20 in overtime on Oct. 19.

Their lone conference loss was to New Westminster who won 28-22 on Oct. 12.

South Delta trailed 6-0 after the first quarter against Terry Fox, but responded with a pair of scores in the second quarter – both by Jarred Brown, who caught receptions of 22 yards and 58 yards from quarterback Damian Dumas.

Zach Golab scored his second TD of the game for Terry Fox and the Sun Devils led 13-12 at the half.

In the third quarter, Quinn Sjoberg caught a pair of TD’s (four yards and 55 yards) from Dumas while Golab ripped off a 63-yard run for Terry Fox. South Delta led 26-20 after three.

South Delta took over the game in the fourth quarter as Dumas ran in a score from two-yards out and Dylan Lappin had a 17-yard run to finish the scoring.

Dumas finished with 353 yards passing with four TDs. He also rushed for 100 yards and a score.

Sjoberg caught eight receptions for 169 yards and two scores while Brown finished with 140 yards receiving and two scores.

Head coach Scott Martens said he is pleased with the teams’ performances the past few weeks.

“We’ve played pretty well. We made an adjustment at quarterback where we moved Damian into that role,” he said. “That move has benefited our passing and running game. Terry Fox tried to stack the box on us and we turned to the passing game over the run and we executed very well.

“We took control in the second half, but it was closer than we expected at the half. We still have to clean up a few things on defence as we get closer to the playoffs.”

Pending the result with Seaquam, the Sun Devils still have a shot at the top playoff seed.

“We are guaranteed second place in our conference and if St. Thomas More beats New West we would be the top seed,” Martens said. “We will be hosting, but we can’t host in Delta because we don’t have a turf field, so the game will either be at Cloverdale Athletic Park or McLeod Stadium in Langley. It’s going to be a favourable match-up because it will be either a four or five seed from the other conference, so that’s a match-up that we would feel real good about.”