As reported in last week’s Times, the North Thompson Spartans, a joint Clearwater/Barriere secondary school rugby team, got a second chance to compete in the provincials, despite being eliminated in the Okanagan semi-finals.
The Spartans travelled to the Lower Mainland on May 13 but lost 15 – 5 to RE Mountain Secondary School of Langley.
“The boys worked their butts off,” said Gabe Francis, one of the coaches. “One try ‘held up’ that would have made a bit of a difference. A very gritty game, I would not hesitate to call it our best ‘team game’ of the year.”