The Correlieu Clansmen closed out their season with a 35-14 win over the Pemberton Grizzlies at Cariboo field last Sunday.
An enthusiastic crowd gathered in beautiful, if a bit windy, fall weather to watch the final game of the season.
Touchdowns were scored by Brian Fisher, Nathan Erickson-Smith, Dan McDougall and Garth Kennedy.
McDougall ran for over 100 yards as quarterback and set the tone for this season’s hard hitting Clan players.
Other outstanding efforts were delivered by Tom Simpson, who played as tight end and linebacker and by team tackle leader Krauzby Rea Templeton.
With the final game of the year under their belt, the coaches are looking forward to next year. The team will have 22 returning players preparing next spring and summer due to a high concentration of young players on the team. The Clan was mostly a grade 10 and 11 team and went through a tough rebuilding year in 2013.
“While we didn’t win any regular season games, we lost three very close ones – notably losing by only three points last week to College Heights, currently in 2nd place in the Northern Division and last year’s conference champion.
The Clan wishes a fond farewell to Grade 12 players Joey Melville, Tom Simpson, Elija Dumont, Nathan Erickson-Smith and Jordan Mullen. Erickson-Smith finished his highschool career with several interceptions in the last two games and several circus catches to keep drives alive in dramatic fashion.