Senior Boys Soccer
November 2018 marked the end of a thrilling season for the Brentwood Senior Boys Soccer Team. The lads had a fulfilling season, improving throughout each game and training session, and ultimately qualifying for the Provincial Championships.
The boys won all four league games during their regular season, finishing top of the table and qualifying for North Islands. Brentwood hosted the North Islands tournament this year, with eight teams coming to our ocean-front campus on November 1 and 2. Brentwood emerged with a 3-1 record, with two of the victories coming on the first day. The second day saw a close 2-1 loss to Brooks and a 3-1 win over Kwalikum, and due to the overlapping midterm break, the boys played the first with only 11 players, and the second a man down with 10. True grit and determination were on display, as tired legs battled until the final whistle, and we qualified for Islands.
The Island Championships were held in Campbell River and Comox, sending the boys north directly after midterm. The top 3 finishers qualify for provincials, and that was the goal. The boys beat Stelly’s 2-1 in the first game, and played some of their best football of the season against powerhouse Carihi, coming up just short with a 1-0 loss. A 0-0 tie against GISS cemented the boys in the 3rd place playoff game against Brooks, battling for a place at provincials. The boys fought hard and played a fantastic team game, winning 1-0, off of a late goal from Torren K.
At provincials, the team put on a good show, tying their first game 1-1 against Notre Dame, and then losing later that afternoon to Langley 2-1. Even with a positive 5-0 victory against LV Rogers the next day, the team did not qualify for semis, placing us in the consolation round. The team rallied to a 2-0 win over Island rivals SMUS, and the last game saw a 0-0 draw then a loss in penalty shots. The team finished 10th overall, ending the season playing very positive and impressive football.
The whole season was an eye opener for many, with the core of the team of last year graduating, forcing younger players to step up. The young boys rose to and exceeded the challenge, establishing the Brentwood boys as a force in every game, leaving everything on the field. A special thanks to Mr. Barrett and Mr. Reynolds for all their dedication and time put forward. The future is bright for Brentwood Soccer, as the program is becoming more and more established, and a real powerhouse in high school soccer.
Ben M, Captain