Miltiadis Koulelis (right) holds up the trophy for the 2019 AAA Junior Varsity Provincial Championship (Facebook/ Mount Douglas High School Football).

Mount Doug Rams take home provincial championship

The Saanich high school team faced off against the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers

The Mount Douglas Rams are the best junior varsity football team in the province.

The Rams took on the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers in Saturday’s championship game at BC Place, scoring three straight touchdowns on their way to a 41-21 victory.

Important plays came from Hunter Swift, who passed for two first half touchdowns, and Miltiadis Koulelis who rushed for two touchdowns in the opening half. Kainin McNay capped off the Rams’ scoring with a touchdown run in the last quarter.

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On the defensive side, Marino Dujela had three interceptions, and led the team with nine tackles. TJ Daw and Bryce Reuther had six tackles each, followed by Kayden Harris, Tyson Champion and Kainin McNay who each had five, and Jacob Dore who had four.

Following the championship victory, three Rams players received awards for their efforts: Marino Dujela was recognized as an outstanding lineman, Hunter Swift as an Outstanding Back and Miltiadis Koulelis as an Outstanding Player.

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“This was tremendous team effort, and the players were well deserving of being provincial champions,” wrote head coach Mark Townsend in an email. “Playing at BC Place Stadium proved to be a terrific experience.”

The title marks the ninth provincial championship for the Rams junior and senior teams since 2009.

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