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VCI Golden Bears season ends

Another year has concluded for Virden Collegiate football.
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Back Row:  Logan Roach, Doug Roach, Lincoln Shiels, Luke Mathison-Lindsay, Colby Whittle, Cohen Dryden, Gavin Podobni, Michael Love, Hokshina Eastman, Cody Casto, Keagan Shiels, Tim Eastman Jr, Chase Forsyth, Joe Pounder, Mark Wakely; Front Row:  Preston Talbot, Thane Hayward, AJ Webb, Christian Lansing, Jessie Podobni, Carter Hayward, Kolten Blackshaw, James Flannery, James Wiens, Kaden Hall; missing: CJ Zapata, Malachi Myerion. PHOTO/SUBMITTED

Six Golden Bears varsity football players were nominated for league awards and named to the all-star team, along with four other Bears’ players.

The football season ended on Nov. 6 for the VCI Bears in their final match with Moosomin, a semi-final game for the Murray Black Cup.

It was a close game with Moosomin getting out to an early lead and then the Bears slowly clawing their way back.

Coach Mark Wakely notes that the weather was perfect so Moosomin's passing attack was very effective producing a final score of Moosomin 30, Virden 26.

Scoring the Bears four touchdowns were Keagan Shiels with two rushing touchdowns and Lincoln Shiels with two receiving touchdowns.

“This concluded our season,” says Wakely. “Their overall record was 1 win and 6 loses. Improvement was apparent throughout the year as we were a very young team which should help us in the years to come.”

Players nominated for league awards:

Most Outstanding Offensive Player - Keagan Shiles

Most Outstanding Defensive Player - AJ Webb

Offensive Lineman - Colby Whittle

Defensive Lineman - Christian Lansing

Special Teams - Cohen Dryden

Rookie - Keagan Shiels

These six were also named to the all-star team which the coach expects to be played next spring. Extra players named to the all-star team were Gavin Podobni, Chase Forsyth, Michael Love and Cody Kasto.

Due to bad weather last weekend the league championship game was postponed. League winners will be announced once the league final has been played.