The Samuel Robertson Technical Titans got the first provincial championship in the school’s history on Monday, courtesy of the Grade 8 football squad.
The Titans Grade 8s beat the H.D. Stafford Skyhawks of Langley by a score of 40-0 in the Double A provincial championship.
“That was a big day for the boys, and for the school too,” said head coach Rick Pelwecki.
Running back Dylan Ford led the offence with three touchdowns on the day, including a 60-yard score.
Brayden Hamilton had two touchdowns, including one off of a 50-yard pass-and-run play from quarterback Tyler Spencer.
“He ran over half the H.D. Stafford team to score his second touchdown,” said Pelwecki.
Cade Cote also found the end zone on a 55-yard play.
The defence continued its stellar play, which has seen the Titans not allow a point to be scored against them in the past three games.
Defensive lineman Mitchell Crews was always in the Stafford backfield, and had five tackles for losses in the game.
Brock Pelwecki, the coach’s son and an outside linebacker, also had numerous tackles for losses, and Hamilton, playing middle linebacker on defence, had an interception.
The Titans finished in first place on the double A circuit, with a record of 5-1.
Their only loss of the year was against Stafford, by an 18-6 score, but the team was missing key starters for that game.
The Titans had some big wins on the year, 54-0 over the Holy Cross Crusaders, 54-0 over the G.W. Graham Grizzlies and 42-22 over the Abbotsford Panthers.