Samuel Robertson Technical is hosting its first ever varsity game tonight (Friday) against Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Secondary.
The football program at SRT has been nurtured over the past three years beginning with a junior varsity team and now in 2013, a Varsity team.
Under the guidance and dedication of head coach Mark Ogloff and Chris Hawkes, former school principal Mike Keenan, new school principal Dennis Dickson and an eager SRT athletics department, more than 30 teens are excited to show that their new varsity football team in Maple Ridge can compete at a provincial level.
SRT Titans put other programs on notice after their premier AA game Friday, Sept. 20 in Langley.
Set back only by a final play of the game touchdown by Langley Secondary Saints, the young Titans competed in the toughest conference in BC High School Football’s AA group.
Following the contest Langley head coach Mark Wyse commented, “For a small young team, SRT played very big. Very impressive.”
One of the byproducts of the program is to create a Friday night lights family friendly event tradition in east Maple Ridge that focuses on the youth of the school and community.
Residents are encouraged to bring the family out and enjoy a hotdog or pulled pork sandwich while watching some football under the lights.
Game time is 7 p.m.
The following week Oct. 4, at Pitt Meadows Secondary, for the first time in School District 42 athletics history, two district schools will compete head to head on the gridiron in the Alouette Bowl.
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