Kwalikum Secondary's Garrett Wittenberg, left, and Aspengrove's Samuel Adegbola lock up during a chase for the ball during their schools' friendly soccer match in Qualicum Beach Wednesday. The Kondors will host the Junior AA North Island Championships Monday and Tuesday at the Qualicum Beach rec fields.

Kwalikum Secondary's Garrett Wittenberg, left, and Aspengrove's Samuel Adegbola lock up during a chase for the ball during their schools' friendly soccer match in Qualicum Beach Wednesday. The Kondors will host the Junior AA North Island Championships Monday and Tuesday at the Qualicum Beach rec fields.

KSS soccer kicks off postseason

Junior team wraps up North Island tourney Tuesday; seniors to host league playoff Wednesday in Qualicum Beach

The Kwalikum Secondary School junior boys soccer team had its final tune-up for the North Island Championships last week with a friendly match against Aspengrove School of Lantzville.

Perhaps a little too friendly.

“That was the funnest and craziest soccer game I ever played in,” one Aspengrove player noted as the teams shook hands after circling together on the field.

Things got a little more serious for the Kondors this week as they hosted the Junior boys AA North Island Champonships at Qualicum Beach rec field.

The tournament began with two loser-out games yesterday, and wraps up today with the top three teams advancing to the Island championships.

Kwalikum opens play in today’s 11:45 a.m. semifinals after wrapping up a No. 1 seed in the regular season. Regardless of the outcome of that match, the Kondors will play again at 2:45 p.m., in either the championship final or the third-place match.

The host Kondors “won” last week’s matchup with Aspengrove, which included several Kwalikum players suiting up for the short-handed visitors at Qualicum Beach.

Qualicum coach Butch Gayton roamed the centre of the field, serving as referee, coach, and stand-up comic.

Seniors host playoff Wednesday

The Kwalikum senior boys team will play at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in Qualicum Beach in a Mid-Island AA conference seeding qualifier for the AA North Island Championships, to be played Nov. 1-2 at Frances Kelsey Secondary in Mill Bay.

Wednesday’s opponent has not yet been named.

— NEWS Staff

Parksville Qualicum Beach News

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