Slideshow: Falcons senior boys rugby team unbeaten during weekend

The Lake City Falcons senior boys rugby team went unbeaten with three wins during a home tournament this past weekend.

The Lake City Falcons senior boys rugby team went unbeaten with three wins during a home tournament this past weekend.

The Falcons shutout Prince Rupert 15-0 in game one Friday night to open the tournament on a high note with Brendan Jacques, Lukas Johnson and James Kaufman notching tries.

Next, on Saturday, Lake City downed Terrace, 20-0. Jacques had a single try and Kaufman ran for three in the win.

In its last game the Falcons posted another shutout, beating Prince Rupert 25-0.

Ben Lamb-Yorski, Zeb Matherly and Kaufman, with three tries, scored in the win.

“The Lake City boys were solid defensively, not allowing a point and their work rate created many turnovers that they were able to exploit,” said Falcons head coach Todd Pritchard. “Spencer Holland and Ben Lamb-Yorski were particularly effective.”

The Falcons’ junior boys rugby team, meanwhile, won three games and lost one during the weekend.

“Tireless defensive work by Jackson Briscoe and Jacob Jackson took its toll on their opponents and gave [us] many turnover opportunities we took advantage of,” Pritchard said.

The Falcons started with a 15-10 win over Terrace with Zion Faubert and Jackson, with two tries, accounting for their scoring.

Next, Lake City beat Prince Rupert, 10-0, with Colton Johnson and Jackson scoring tries, before they beat Prince Rupert 25-0 in a rematch.

Andy Berkelaar scored twice and Briscoe, Jackson and Martin Lund-Schmidt added single tries.

The Falcons final game was against a combined squad from Terrace and Prince Rupert where Lake City’s northern rivals won, 20-17.

“The game was a hard-fought affair with the Lake City boys ahead until the final play of the game where the Terrace Rupert boys were able to drive one in on the last play of the game,” Pritchard said.

Scoring for the Falcons were Jackson with two and Berkelaar with a single, converted by Martin Lund-Schmidt.

“The skill level of play is improving rapidly and the boys played some fine rugby on the weekend,” Pritchard said.

The Lake City senior and junior boys are now a combined 14 wins, one loss and one tie on the campaign.

“A big shout out goes to Rodger Stewart who came out and reffed and made the tournament possible,” Pritchard said.

Teams from Smithers and Burns Lake were also expected at the tournament but cancelled after the bus they were in crashed on its way to Williams Lake Friday.

 

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