The Victoria Outlaws are the province’s pee wee (9-11) nine-man football champs, beating the Prince George All North Axemen 30-12 in Kamloops on Nov. 12.
Outlaws quarterback Gideone Kremler captured the game MVP award with two rushing touchdowns, going 10 for 14 on pass completions.
“It was a strong team effort,” said coach Zac Kremler. Dante Carbone rushed for a touchdown and was a standout on defence, as was Soren Hallschmid, who also made four carries for 20 yards, offered great lead blocking and caught a pass from the fullback position.
Zairech Kremler caught five passes for 95 yards and one touchdown.
Gideone scored an early touchdown but it was quickly matched on a brilliant run by Colburn Pearce from the Axemen, making the score 6-6. The Outlaws then pulled away with touchdowns from Carbone and Gideone and two successful conversions to make the score 22-6 at the half (conversions are worth two points if kicked).
The trophy returns to Vancouver Island, where it has lived as property of the rival Victoria Hitmen the past two years. The Outlaws defeated the Hitmen for the Island trophy on Oct. 30.
Kremler thanked a number of businesses who sponsored the team to make the trip affordable for the players’ families.