Undefeated Banting girls junior flag football team win SCAA championship

November 17, 2022   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The Banting Memorial High School junior girls flag football team has claimed the Simcoe County Athletic Association junior AAA girls championship with a win over Nantyr Shores Secondary School from Innisfil.

The final game was played on Banting’s home turf on Friday, Oct. 28.

Entering the final, the Banting team had a stellar season going undefeated for the year. They won all seven regular season games before going into the playoffs. They also won four tournament games during the season.

A 32-0 win over Eastview Secondary School in the quarter-final earned them the right to advance to the championship game.

On the final game day, the Marauders were leading 14-0 at the halftime break.

Banting scored again early in the second half when Sasha Siska snagged an interception and returned the ball to the end zone to score.

Nantyr Shores managed to get on the scoreboard with a kick into the end zone for a single point.

Brooklyn Taylor scored the final TD in the game to make it a 27-1 win for the Marauders.

“I think it’s really the chemistry of the team,” Brooklyn said after the final game of why the team did so well. “We’re all able to give each other feedback and do it in a way that we just wanted to benefit the whole team. Practice is a lot of hard work but it’s also a lot of fun. There’s a perfect balance between the two, I think that’s why everyone on the team has gelled so well and done so well in the past few weeks. We had a lot of very talented athletes on the team. A lot of us are very athletic and school oriented, so we like to make sure we do well in all this.”

Winning the Simcoe County Athletic Association junior AAA girls championship is as far as the junior team can go this season.

“This is it for us because we are juniors,” Brooklyn said. “In two years we’ll probably have around the same team because everyone loved it so much, and then we get to go to the GB’s (Georgian Bay Secondary Shool Association).”

During the regular season, the Marauders managed to shut out their opponents in four of seven games, by not allowing the other team to score a single point.

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