|BC downs Ontario in U14 National Championship overtime thriller|
|Published Friday, August 5, 2011 5:00 am|
Vancouver, BC: In a thrilling national final, British Columbia produced an overtime 40-19 victory to defeat Ontario in the Boys U14 National Provincial Festival on Friday morning.
Known as the 'BC Growl', the home squad were gridlocked 19-19 with their eastern foes at the end of regulation, but came out firing in extra time, notching three converted tries to seal the victory.
The BC Growl had previously lost to Ontario Red 26-19 in round-robin play to open the competition on Wednesday morning. BC Growl went on to win their next four matches over Ontario Blue, BC Roar and Alberta before pipping the top seed Ontario Red in today's championship final.
Th remaining teams who did not qualify for the final after the round-robin competed in a one-day seven-a-side rugby tournament. Alberta were convincing winners in the Sevens final, downing British Columbia-1 by a score of 34-17. In the third place playoff, Ontario edged out BC-2 by a score of 17-15.
Wednesday, August 3rd:
Ontario Red [26-19] BC Growl
Ontario Blue [15-12] Alberta
BC Growl [48-15] BC Roar
Ontario Red [47-5] Alberta
BC Roar [17-10] Ontario Blue
Thursday, August 4th:
Ontario Red [45 - 0] BC Roar
BC Growl [49 - 5] Ontario Blue
Alberta [20 - 0] BC Roar
Ontario Red [29 - 19] Ontario Blue
BC Growl [48 - 0] Alberta
Friday, August 5th:
National Final - BC Growl [40 - 19] Ontario Red
Alberta [15 - 0] Ontario Red
BC-1 [19 - 5] Ontario Blue
Ontario Red [26 - 12] BC-2
Alberta [24 - 12] Ontario Blue
BC-1 [38 - 5] Alberta
3/4 playoff: Ontario Red [17 - 15] BC-2
1/2 playoff: Alberta [34 - 17] BC-1
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