The Lake City Falcons senior boys rugby team picked up the North Central Zone championship during the weekend in Terrace.

The Lake City Falcons senior boys rugby team picked up the North Central Zone championship during the weekend in Terrace.

Falcons claim North Central Zone title

The Lake City Falcons senior boys rugby team marched away from Terrace with a berth to the provincials and a North Central Zone title.

The Lake City Falcons senior boys seven-a-side rugby team marched away from Terrace with a berth to the provincials and a North Central Zone championship.

The senior boys picked up four wins and zero losses, despite missing a few key players, in the tournament.

They opened with a 20-0 win over Terrace on the strength of two tries from Lukas Johnson and single tallies from Ben Lamb-Yorski and Spencer Holland.

Next, they edged prince Rupert in a tight 17-15 victory. Johnson, again, had two tries in the win, while Zeb Matherly added a single.

Cooper Albrechtson provided the heroics next in 17-15 victory over Smithers in the Falcons’ third game.

“He had a spectacular 75-metre run where he froze one defender on a nice step and beat the second defender with superior pace,” Falcons head coach Todd Pritchard said.

Other try scorers in the match were Lamb-Yorski and Johnson.

Facing Prince Rupert in the final, Pritchard said his squad put it together with a commanding 24-7 victory.

Johnson scored twice, and Lamb-Yorski and Holland each scored once.

“We played very well defensively and even though we were substantially smaller than the teams we played we made it difficult for our opponents to score,” Pritchard said.

“Ben and Zeb were standouts defensively. Cooper had a great tournament in his first games of the year and Lukas scored seven tries to lead the team offensively.”

Pritchard siad Phillip Blundon, the tournament organizer, congratulated the Falcons after their championship stating: “They deserved the victory today and have been the best team in the North all season.”

The Falcons finished the year with an unblemished 14 wins and zero losses and will be attending the provincial seven-a-side championships in March of 2017.

On the junior boys’ side of the tournament the Falcons also went undefeated, picking up three wins and no losses.

They beat Prince Rupert in their opener, 22-5, with two tries from Jacob Jackson and singles from Jackson Briscoe and Colton Johnson, plus a conversion from Gavin Couture.

The Falcons then won 10-5 against a combined team of Terrace and Smithers players with tries from Briscoe and Jackson.

Lake City then upended Prince Rupert again, 17-10, in its final game on tries from Justin McEakern, Jackson and Colton to finish their season with a sparkling 10 wins, one loss and one tie.

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