The GW Graham Grizzlies picked up their first win of the season and first win ever against the Rick Hanson Hurricanes last Wednesday with a convincing 50-8 victory. The Grizzlies were led to their historic victory by quarterback, Jordon Breuker. Breuker completed 9 of 15 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for three more. Breuker also handled the kicking duties for the Grizzlies and was 5 for 7 on point after trys and kicked a 32 yard field goal in the first quarter.
Also scoring majors for the Grizzlies were Receivers, Emerson Smith, Ryan Connelly and Trey Von Walsh. Running back Billy Hanson scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter and Slot back Kirkland Kennedy added the final touchdown of the day.
The Grizzlies offensive line led by Diego Pineda gave Breuker ample time for finding Receivers and did a phenomenal job run blocking for Running back Tristan Davis.
On defense, the Grizzlies were led by Defensive Linemen, Vincent Giesbrecht and Prince Dhillon, with several tackles each. Corner Ryan Trottier had an interception and effectively shut down the Hurricanes outside run game and passing attack. Linebackers Cyrus Tommy and Donavan Petiteclerc were in the Hurricanes backfield several times with quarterback pressures and sacks. The defense as a group was very solid, only allowing one first down outside of the long touchdown run in the third quarter. “We knew that it would come together eventually noted head coach Laurie Smith. For several weeks now we have been telling the boys to be confident and know that their fortunes would soon change but it was becoming difficult to do after losing several games in a row. This will establish that they are certainly capable of competing and winning in the ultra-competitive eastern division for AA football.”
The Grizzlies next play Samuel Robertson Technical on Wednesday, October 10. Their next home game is against Abbotsford Collegiate on Wednesday, October 24 at 3:15 p.m. at GW Graham Middle Secondary.
Grade 8 squad moves to 2-0
The Grade 8 Grizzlies improved their record to 2-0 with a convincing 40-0 win over Earl Marriott Secondary. QB Wyatt Uzick completed 7 of 8 passes for 128 yards and 2TDs. His TD throws went to Spencer Breslin and Noah Dubosoff while Emilio Pineda added 56 yards on two receptions. Uzick also led the way on the ground with 3 carries for 93yds and 2TDs. Gabe Mannes and Ethan Mastin added 32 and 34 yards respectively in rushing. Kicker Breslin was good on 5 of 7 PATs.
The Grizzlies defense was stifling no allowing a single first down or any net gain of yards. Overall Earl Marriott’s offense lost yards. Leading the way with a 5 sack performance was defensive tackle Dakota Mathers.