Host British Columbia, Quebec and Saskatchewan win gold at 2017 Flag Nationals
In an action packed Sunday afternoon at University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Thunderbirds Stadium, medals were awarded in all four divisions at the 2017 Football Canada Flag Nationals.
In the under-16 Male Division, British Columbia Orange edged British Columbia White 20-18 to win the gold medal. British Columbia White settled for silver while Alberta takes home the bronze after defeating Manitoba 33-25.
Saskatchewan Green finished fifth the consolation round-robin as the team was undefeated in both their games. Saskatchewan White ended the tournament in sixth place while Nova Scotia was seventh.
Tournament MVPs for the under-16 Male Division were British Columbia Orange’s Isaac Athans (offence) and British Columbia White’s Josh Baba (defence).
Quebec Blue won the gold medal in the under-16 Female Division after cruising to a 36-28 victory over Saskatchewan Green. In the bronze medal game, Quebec Red coasted to a 27-14 win over Saskatchewan White. Alberta ended the tournament in fifth place.
Saskatchewan White’s Hannah Sexsmith (offence) and Quebec Blue’s Morgan Desjardins were selected as tournament MVP’s.
In the under-18 Male Division, host British Columbia gave the home crowd something to cheer about as they won the gold medal after earning a 45-25 win over Saskatchewan. Manitoba sailed past Nova Scotia 48-12 to take the bronze medal. Quebec finished the tournament in fifth place after winning their consolation game against Ontario 24-13.
Tournament MVPs were Saskatchewan’s Bennett Stusek (offence) and Manitoba’s Brayden Smith (defence).
Finally, Saskatchewan won gold in the under-18 Female Division after defeating Quebec 19-12. In one of the most exciting games of the day, Ontario squeezed out a 20-18 win over Nova Scotia to take home the bronze.
Manitoba defeated New Brunswick 33-13 in the consolation game to take fifth place in the tournament.
Nova Scotia’s Emma Garagan (offence) and Ashley de Sousa Martins (defence) were named tournament MVPs.
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