The AAA junior varsity Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers celebrate their victory over the Vancouver College Irish on Saturday at B.C. Place. (Ben Lypka/Black Press)

Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers bring home junior varsity football title

Surrey’s premiere football school had two teams make championship games on Sunday

Lord Tweedsmuir has long been a school known for their football excellence.

With two teams in B.C. high school football finals on Saturday, their stellar reputation has only been cemented further.

For the AAA junior varsity Panthers team, they went head-to-head against a Vancouver College team that battled them hard in a game earlier in the season.

In that wild affair, the Vancouver College Irish blew a 28-0 lead to trail 29-28. They ended up spoiling the Panthers’ comeback efforts with a late touchdown, giving them the 34-28 win.

In the championship matchup on Saturday, the Panthers got their revenge.

The game was a defensive battle through the first half, as a rushing touchdown from Terrell Jones gave the Panthers a narrow 7-0 lead at halftime.

SEE ALSO: BC Lions hire Ed Hervey as GM, Buono to stay on as coach for 2018

After the Irish tied the game after a long pass-and-run play, Panthers running back Colton Cameron scored a five-yard touchdown to make the game 14-7 for Tweedsmuir.

The Irish did answer with another touchdown, but a critical blocked point-after-attempt prevented the game from being tied. At that point, the Panthers led 14-13.

It was a lead that the Panthers never relinquished.

Cameron added another rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Panthers would add another late field goal to take the title after beating the Irish by a score of 23-13.

With the victory, the Panthers retained their title as AAA junior varsity champions.

For the Panthers, they were led by a player that had shown up for them all season. Cameron was a captain on the team, and he led by example on the field with two touchdown carries.

The AAA junior varsity team wasn’t the only Tweedsmuir team to battle for a B.C. high school football title over the weekend.

Earlier in the day, the Panthers grade 8 team battled the Notre Dame Jugglers for the championship. Unfortunately for Tweedsmuir, they weren’t able to bring home two titles, as the Panthers lost 32-12.

Overall, it was an extremely successful season for football at Tweedsmuir. Their two younger teams both made the championship finals. The AAA squad ended up making the playoffs after a 6-1 regular season.



trevor.beggs@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook and follow Trevor on Twitter

B.C. High School FootballLord Tweedsmuir PanthersLord Tweedsmuir Secondary

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

The AAA junior varsity Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers celebrate their victory over the Vancouver College Irish on Saturday at B.C. Place. (Ben Lypka/Black Press)

The AAA junior varsity Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers celebrate their victory over the Vancouver College Irish on Saturday at B.C. Place. (Ben Lypka/Black Press)

The AAA junior varsity Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers celebrate their victory over the Vancouver College Irish on Saturday at B.C. Place. (Ben Lypka/Black Press)

The AAA junior varsity Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers celebrate their victory over the Vancouver College Irish on Saturday at B.C. Place. (Ben Lypka/Black Press)

Just Posted

Drifting sailboat runs aground on White Rock beach

Vessel dragged anchor in high wind, no environmental damage sustained

Surrey-born Trybe social media app’s award system connects with Nickelback singer

‘It’s turned into so much more than we originally conceived,’ says co-founder of the new platform

Peace Portal Seniors Village staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Staff member currently in isolation at home, enhanced control measures in place

Increased border enforcement curbs cross-line parties at Peace Arch State Park

Gatherings between U.S. and Canadian citizens ‘a daily carnival’ – resident

Sullivan Heights, Tamanawis each report second COVID-19 exposures

Fraser Health has created a new webpage listing COVID-19 cases in schools

BC Liberal Leader talks drug addiction in the Lower Mainland

Drug addiction and public safety a top priority says Andrew Wilkinson

Pandemic derails CP Holiday Train

Canadian Pacific will work to get donations to food banks while also producing an online music concert

Vanderhoof’s Brian Frenkel takes on top job in tough times

We can get through this, new local government leader says

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Mounties cleared by watchdog in fatal shooting of man with schizophrenia in Maple Ridge

Kyaw Din was killed by the RCMP during a mental health incident in August 2019

Local councils important, Horgan says as municipal conference ends

B.C. NDP leader says ‘speed dating’ vital, online or in person

Penticton woman sentenced to one year in prison for manslaughter of teen boyfriend

Kiera Bourque, 24, was sentenced for manslaughter in the 2017 death of Penticton’s Devon Blackmore

Most Read