Last Friday, on a cold and slippery night at the SASCU Sports Field at Little Mountain, the Rutland Voodoos emerged victorious against the Golds.
Neither the Golds or the Voodoos could get their offences rolling, in large part to each other’s strong defensive play.
The Golds’ Tyson Qiodravu picked up a 20-yard interception in the first half against the Voodoos’ quarterback Elias Gerring.
The Golds were able to march down the field but were turned back.
On the Voodoos’ next possession, Alex Crawford caused a fumble from he Rutland running back, which allowed Jase Robert to pick up the loose ball and scamper into the end zone for the game’s first major.
On the ensuing kickoff, Caiden Holmes forced the Rutland punt returner into the end zone giving the Golds a safety and opening up a 8-0 lead before the second half.
Rutland cut the lead, when Jonas Gerring put the Voodoos on the board before halftime with a 25-yard field goal to make it 8-3.
The score held until the fourth quarter when Matt Klak broke free for an eight-yard touchdown run to put the Voodoos on top by a single point.
The Golds marched down the field on the last possession of the game, but came up short when Rutland’s Tyson Sigler intercepted Kevin Schmidt’s hail Mary pass.
The Golds’ defence was led by Crawford and Mark Podschadlly, both Grade 11 students, with 13 and 12 tackles respectively.
The Golds head down to the Coast to face the only other team in the division without a win, the West Vancouver Highlanders on Friday.
On Oct. 30, the Golds will play their next home game at the Sullivan Campus to the Argyle Pipers at 2 p.m.
The Golds will round out their regular season in BC High school Football’s AAA Varsity’s Pacific Division against Handsworth on Friday, Nov. 6 at Sullivan.