Lake City Falcons rugby player Aidan Myhre slips a tackle during a game against Burns Lake last Friday.

Lake City Falcons rugby player Aidan Myhre slips a tackle during a game against Burns Lake last Friday.

Falcons close out season with home tournament

The Lake City Falcons junior and senior boys rugby teams hosted a five-team tournament during the weekend at the Ottoman Drive rugby fields.

The Lake City Falcons junior and senior boys rugby teams hosted a five-team tournament during the weekend at the Ottoman Drive rugby fields.

Junior boys coach Jason Ryll said the Falcons split its weekend games versus teams from Burns Lake, Smithers, Houston and Fort St. John. In total close to 60 players took part in the tournament.

“We put in a pretty strong showing,” Ryll said. “We were missing a few key players — especially our seniors — due to injuries from the weekend before in Burns Lake.”

On Friday during the lunch break players were split up onto mixed teams to compete in a two-hand touch exhibition.

“That was so the guys could meet other players and get a chance to get to know them a little more socially,” he said. “The kids really seemed to enjoy it and it was quite fun.”

On Saturday a blanket of snow covered the Ottoman Drive fields where mixed teams, again, played another exhibition. This time, however, the games were full contact.

“I give them credit. The kids got out there and really enjoyed that, too,” Ryll said, noting the fun-filled games put a close to the Falcons’ rugby season until the spring.

In girls rugby the Falcons recently went on a northern barn-storming tour from Oct. 17-19 facing teams from Vanderhoof, Houston and Prince George.

The Falcons’ senior girls went undefeated against Vanderhoof on Oct. 17 while the junior girls won one and lost one.

On Oct. 18 Lake City met Houston where the senior girls won all three games and the juniors won one and lost one.

Versus Prince George on Oct. 19 the senior girls went unbeaten again, while the junior girls split its games.

Today, the girls will play in the First Annual Ball Gown Game at the Lake City secondary Williams Lake Campus beginning at 2 p.m.

Players obtained $50 sponsorships from local businesses and will face off in an intersquad game, fully adorned in their favourite ball gown displaying the name of their sponsor. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.