Grizzlies hammer Hansen Hurricanes in season opener

The GW Graham junior varsity football Grizzlies won a 49-0 laugher over an overmatched Rick Hansen Hurricane squad Wednesday.

The GW Graham Grizzlies kicked off their junior varsity season Wednesday afternoon, crushing the Rick Hansen Hurricanes 49-0.

The Grizzly defence carried the team through a sluggish start on the road, scoring two of the first three touchdowns. A Tristan Davis interception set up GWG’s first major. Following the pick, on a fourth-and-four from the 15 yard line, quarterback Jordan Breuker rumbled off right tackle for the TD. A successful two-point convert put the Grizzlies up 8-0.

Early in the second quarter, linebacker Cyrus Tommy intercepted another Hurricane pass, returning the ball 55 yards for a touchdown.

And just before halftime, Cainen Bergh pounced on a Hurricane pitch gone wrong, taking the fumbled ball 20 yards to the endzone.

His major gave the Grizzlies a 21-0 lead at the break.

Head coach Laurie Smith took time to lecture his team on execution and fundamentals, and they responded.

The GWG offence got rolling early in the second half. Breuker set the tone, trucking over a Hurricane defender on an off-tackle run. Seconds later, Tyler Sprott went up to snag a Breuker TD toss, bringing the ball down in tight coverage.

The Grizzlies struck again following a Vincent Giesbrecht fumble recovery.

From the Hansen 16, Breuker stayed in the pocket and found Wyatt Uzick on a crossing rout, giving GWG a 35-0 lead.

The Grizzlies went to a single-wing bleed-the-clock offence in the fourth quarter, putting Jaren Lengert in the backfield.

The big man scored the sixth GWG major, and Billy Hanson scored the final TD on a 14 yard run up the gut.

Spencer Breslin kicked five converts.

Bergh had a late interception and Miguel Wood had a fumble recovery as the defence recorded the shutout.

The Grizzlies host the Mission Roadrunners in their home opener, next Friday at Exhibition Stadium.

See for more.

Just Posted

Chilliwack Chiefs erase three goal deficit in overtime win

Down 3-0 to the Cowichan Capitals, the Chiefs came back to win 4-3 in the BCHL Showcase match.

Chilliwack man feeling helpless about puppy stolen while at church

Evidence of neighbour trespassing and accusing him of dog neglect not enough for RCMP

UPDATE: Missing Chilliwack man has been found

Chilliwack RCMP is thanking the public for keeping an eye out

UPDATED: Chilliwack councillor’s expenses being sent to the RCMP

Decision to have expenses audited and shared with RCMP taken at special meeting of council

Risk of thunderstorm this afternoon for Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland

A special weather statement calls for heavy rain and wind over the next 48 hours

Conservation officer frees B.C. deer from flotation gear mishap

BC Conservation Officer Service is reminding residents to keep backyards clear of entanglements

Ottawa to name new ambassador for women, peace and security, Freeland says

Chrystia Freeland also confirmed Canada would spend about $25 million to fund number of initiatives

‘A little bright spot:’ Ottawa residents rescue dog trapped beneath rubble

Freelance journalist says rescue of a dog trapped under rubble was happy ending amid chaos in Ottawa

B.C. deaf community wants different sign languages on federal accessibility act

Advocates also want Indigenous Sign Language to be recognized on the Indigenous Language Act

Remainder of Vancouver Whitecaps season filled with ‘must-win’ games: coach

With Vancouver currently sitting four points out of a post-season spot, each contest is crucial

VIDEO: B.C.-born firefighter remembered by MP in emotional speech

Family asks first responders to look after one another in wake of suicide, growing concerns of PTSD

Airline has ‘close call’ with drone while en route to B.C. airport

Jazz Aviation reported the drone sighting near Vancouver to the RCMP and Transport Canada

Tragic accident claims life of B.C. toddler

Fundraising effort has been created to help mom and family

B.C. nanny charged with sex abuse of 3 children

Saanich Police seek potential victims of Johnathon Lee Robichaud from Central Saanich

Most Read