The GW Graham Grizzlies are heading to the playoffs for the first time at the varsity level. GWG secured their first postseason berth last Friday, trouncing the Robert Bateman Timberwolves 38-22 to finish the regular season slate 3-3.
Nailing down fourth place in the Eastern conference standings has them hitting the road for the playoffs.
The Grizzlies will face a tough test Nov. 14 when they face the top seed in the Southern conference, Richmond’s Hugh Boyd Trojans (4-0).
The Grizzlies will have a chance if their playmakers keep making plays.
Tailback Brett Westad continued his torrid season in the finale, rushing 27 times for 213 yards and two touchdowns. That earned him BC High School Player of the Week honours.
Treyvon Walsh was a two-way force against the T-Wolves.
Walsh returned a kick for one major, and returned an interception 74 yards for another.
Defensive end Josh Lecher was nearly unblockable, delivering constant pressure and dropping the Robert Bateman quarterback twice.
l The junior varsity Grizzlies capped off their regular season schedule last Thursday with a 33-6 home-field win over the Pitt Meadows Marauders.
GWG won its last two games to finish 6-2, fourth in the Valley division.
They will play a playoff game, though the who and when is yet to be decided.
Coach Adam Smith expects a home game next Friday at Exhibition Stadium.