Two quarterbacks handy

Football camp is where the season all began taking shape for Cowichan football players. - Don Bodger/file
Football camp is where the season all began taking shape for Cowichan football players.
— image credit: Don Bodger/file

The Cowichan Atom Bulldogs gave a good effort, but couldn’t put any points on the board in Greater Victoria Minor Football action against the Sooke Seahawks.

“We were down a few players in key positions which can make a big difference in the outcome of a game,’’ noted head coach Devon Lawrence.

William Hardman was the offensive standout, stepping into the quarterback’s role for most of the game after the Bulldogs’ starter went out with an injury.

“Having two good quarterbacks on the team  is great to have,’’ conceded Lawrence.

Zack Pearson assumed the running back position. Combined with Brock Lamont, they pounded the ball up the middle for plenty of yards.

Defensive standouts included linebackers Riley McFarland and Hunter Williams.

McFarland was in good position to make multiple tackles, according to Lawrence.

The atoms then went into a long weekend bye that gave them an opportunity to review game film and make the necessary adjustments.

Lawrence was enthused about the break since most of the season focuses on on-field practices that set the table for what happens in games.

All three Cowichan teams resume play Saturday at McAdam Park against the Saanich Wolverines. The pre-atoms play at 11 a.m., the atoms at 12:30 and the peewees at 2:15 p.m.

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