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Williams Lake Lake City Falcons junior rugby boys enjoy successful season

Recently the team won 44-5 against 100 Mile House
The Lake City Falcons Falcons celebrate a win against PSO in 100 Mile House on Saturday, May 13, 2023. (Photo submitted)

Hard work at practice paid off for the LCSS Junior Falcons who travelled to 100 Mile House to play rugby against Peter Skene Ogden Saturday, May 13, winning 44-5.

“We have an excellent team of Grade nines and tens,” said coach Braden McCallum, who is joined by assistant coaches Kevin Enst and Braden Pritchard this year. “They played really well.”

Man of the match went to Logan Marshall.

Tries in the game were scored by Logan, Seth Cahoose, Sam Holmes, Nolin Prieur, Zach Brown and Amdeus Isnardy.

“100 Mile played really well, they are getting better every time we play them,” McCallum said. “The rugby program there is really growing and it is exciting that we have a local competitor we can play with.”

Even though the teams are strong in Williams Lake this year, they will not be going to provincials.

Because Lake City Secondary School is officially split into two schools now there are strict rules with B.C. Sports, McCallum said, that do not allow teams to be made up of students from both schools, even to just get the numbers needed.

“For a small community like ours it becomes very cumbersome and limited,” he added.

Instead, however, the junior and seniors will be going as one big team to Fort St. John for a tournament the same weekend as provincials, which is June 1-4.

McCallum said the team has support from School District 27, local businesses and is taking a charter bus with Adventure Charters from Williams Lake for a reasonable rate.

“This one big trip will give our players a chance for our Grade nines and tens to get some more practice. Our future looks bright and very promising.”

On Thursday, May 25, the Williams Lake players will host a game against 100 Mile House a Lake City Secondary Williams Lake campus, beginning at 11:40 a.m. A PSO team is going to provincials.

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Monica Lamb-Yorski

About the Author: Monica Lamb-Yorski

A B.C. gal, I was born in Alert Bay, raised in Nelson, graduated from the University of Winnipeg, and wrote my first-ever article for the Prince Rupert Daily News.
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