Five members of the Mt. Boucherie Bears helped Football B.C.’s U18 team snare the top prize at the 2016 High Roller Football Showdown.
In Saturday’s championship game in Las Vegas, the B.C. selects defeated Team Vegas USA Varsity 23-20.
Bears’ receiver Spencer Schmidt made a highlight-reel catch-and-run for one of B.C.’s three touchdowns.
The provincial U18 team also featured Boucherie’s Christopher Smith, Dayton Moore, Ty Troung and Zac Callaghan.
B.C.’s U16 team, coached by Rutland’s Peter McCall, won its consolation game beating San Jose Hitsquad 28-0. Matt Klak and Kyle Zakala, of the Kelowna-Mission Lions, each scored a touchdown for B.C.
Team B.C. dropped its opening game a night earlier, 14-6 to Team Vegas.
The U16 team also featured Kieran Carter, Nathan Tonogai and Marcus Athans.
Football B.C.’s Grade 8 team finished with a 0-2 record.
The provincial squad included Kelowna’s Keysean Lyder, Isaac Athans and Garrett McCarthy.