SRT hosts Pitt Meadows in Grade 8 playoff game

Football teams in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are all in playoff mode, and all are winning.

SRT safety Griffin Smith dives at the ball carrier during his team’s 44-22 win over Hatzic Middle during Grade 8 playoff football action on Monday.

SRT safety Griffin Smith dives at the ball carrier during his team’s 44-22 win over Hatzic Middle during Grade 8 playoff football action on Monday.

Football teams in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are all in playoff mode, and all are winning.

The Grade 8 teams from Samuel Robertson Technical and Pitt Meadows secondary will meet in a semi-final game on Tuesday at SRT.

Pitt Meadows got past a tough Abbotsford Middle team with a 24-18 win on Monday.

Abby had beaten the Marauders handily, by a score of score of 44-6, on Oct. 17.

The SRT Titans won their way into the semi-final by beating Hatzic Middle 44-22 on Monday. They got a great performance from quarterback Adam Jones, who threw four touchdown passes, including two to Billy Williamson. It’s rare to see that much throwing at the Grade 8 level. Keanyn Hamilton and Parker Hansen also found the end zone.

The team also got a running touchdown from tailback Mason Hebert.

The defence was anchored by middle linebacker Kale Cawley and centre Linden Peel, while Carson Hiebert played a tough defensive end.

The last time the two local teams met, SRT won 30-0, but coach Mike Jones expects Pitt to have improved a lot – particularly considering their win over Abby.

“It’s always a different game,” he said. “They’ve gotten better and better.”

He said the Titans are excited to host a playoff game, and with a 2 p.m. start time “they should enjoy an extra bit of atmosphere,” from the home fans.

• The Pitt Meadows seniors host a playoff game against Spectrum on Monday, and a win there will put them in BC Place Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 26.

• At the junior varsity level, the Titans romped to a 54-6 win over Westsyde in their first playoff win on Wednesday. They will now face Seaquam on Nov. 23, at a venue to be determined.