Sun Devils win second in a row
The SDSS Sun Devils football team made it two games in a row with a tick in the win column, beating the Kelowna Owls 35-17 during pre-season action in the Okanagan city Friday (Sept. 14).
The Sun Devils beat Nanaimo 41-20 last on Sept. 9.
SDSS head coach Ray Moon said he was especially pleased with the result since his team is still dealing with injuries to four starters.
With a squad of just 31 players, the loss of even a handful of talent is making times tough for the Sun Devils, he said.
Although, those who suited up for the game executed well and can take pride in knocking off an AAA team.
Based on enrolment, SDSS is classified as a AA team.
"If you have a male student population in Grades 11 and 12 of more than 320, you are classified as a AAA team," Moon said. "Here, it's deceptive."
Moon explained that SDSS has a relatively small talent pool to select from—based on numbers of eligible players. But that does not factor in the number of high school seniors who attend the Tsawwassen school and play for the WHL Vancouver Giants and are not permitted to play football.
Still, numbers are not everything, Moon said.
"In 2008 when we won the (B.C.) championship, we had a total of 23 players. That year we didn't have any injuries. And if that's a case of having (lucky) horse shoes, I'd want to get that horse back now and put him the stable so we don't have anymore injuries this season."
The Sun Devils play their first league game of the season Saturday (Sept. 22) when they welcome Belmont Secondary from Victoria to the SDSS Oval. Game time is 1:30 p.m.