Under the lights at the new Greater Vernon Athletics Park, the Salmon Arm Secondary Golds spoiled the party for the hometown Clarence Fulton Secondary Maroons.
In front of a large crowd, the Maroons looked to benefit from the home field advantage as they held the Golds to a slow start.
It was 12-6 for the Golds at halftime, Fulton’s lone score coming in the first quarter when quarterback Isaac Olson hit receiver Caden Doyle with a 58-yard pass.
The Golds soon showed off their superiority on the ground, rushing for a team total of 320 yards.
“Our ground game was outstanding, we really ran well tonight,” said Brad Schmidt, Golds’ head coach.
Grade 12 running back Jase Robert led the way again with 180 yards on the ground and two touchdowns.
Hayden Henning, Ben Lea and Mark Podschadly also added to the Golds’ tally, each scoring a rushing touchdown.
On defence the Golds were led by team veterans Norman Ambauen and Sage King as they combined for 13 tackles.
“I am proud of our performance, we played very well all around. However, we do need to clean up our penalties,” said Schmidt.
“We gave them over 100 yards on penalties alone.”
The final score was 26-12 for SAS.
“In the end, the Golds controlled possession of the ball and field position.
They ground us out on offence and were deserving of the win,” aid Fulton head coach Mike Scheller.
The Golds play their final exhibition game this Friday at the SASCU Sports Complex at Little Mountain at 6 p.m. against Valleyview from Kamloops.