WATERLOO REGION (November 6, 2015) – On Wednesday the inaugural District 8 junior boys football championship would be decided between the undefeated St. Mary’s Eagles and Resurrection Phoenix. St. May’s had won both previous games by 13 and 12 points respectively.
Resurrection would waste no time getting on the board, marching the ball down the field, eventually punching it in from the one yard line on a carry from Dylan Robbescheuten. The converted extra point put the Phoenix up 7-0.
Turnovers would prove to be costly for the Eagles as they would turn the ball over on fumbles twice in the first half.
Resurrection would capitalize on good field position with a another touchdown from Robbescheuten giving them a 14-0 lead.
With time winding down in the second quarter, Jackson Matcheski would kick a field goal for the Phoenix giving them a 17-0 lead over the Eagles going into half.
St. Mary’s came out throwing in the second half, but again turned the ball over with an interception.
After Resurrection punted the ball away, St. Mary’s would march it down the field, scoring on a run from Adrian Turner. Andrew Brush caught the pass for the two point conversion to make it 17-8.
St. Mary’s applied pressure late but Resurrection withstood the attack, holding on for the win.
This is Resurrection’s second straight junior championship, as last year they won the WCSSAA title and now the first District 8 championship in the association’s history.
The first ever District 8 senior football championship will be contested on November 12th at St. David’s between the winners of Friday’s semi-finals between St. David’s versus St. Benedict’s and St. Mary’s versus Resurrection.