Both teams wanted a rematch.
They'll get it, and the winner will take home a championship.
After semifinal victories Thursday night at Masich Place Stadium, the PGSS Polars and Duchess Park Condors will clash in junior varsity football's P.G. Bowl next week. In Thursday's late game, the top-seeded Polars defeated the Kelly Road Roadrunners 34-0. Earlier, the second-ranked Condors downed the Nechako Valley Vikings 36-6.
The winner of the P.G. Bowl will be determined this coming Thursday. Kick-off will be at 6 p.m. back at Masich Place.
To date, the Polars and Condors have only played each other once. The game happened in the first week of the season and PGSS prevailed 28-20.
"The first game, a couple of their key players were injured and weren't able to play so I think [the Condors] didn't feel they had a fair chance," said PGSS coach Don Williams. "So this one, almost everyone is healthy and I guess we'll eliminate any question marks on that first game and we'll settle it in the final game. It will be fun."
PGSS finished the regular season at 4-0 and Duchess Park went 3-1.
In their semifinal victory on Thursday, the Polars started perfectly when Tyrell Laing ran the opening kickoff back for a touchdown. Laing finished the night with two TDs, while others were scored by Nick Von Bieker, Jacob Kilburn and Dawson Ellery. Dustin Betker added to the PGSS total with a two-point convert.
Von Bieker's major was cause for celebration because he's a defensive lineman. On the play, a Kelly Road pass was tipped and Von Bieker came down with it and rumbled about 15 yards for the score.
"It's always neat to see big boys running the ball like that," Williams said with a grin.
Playing in cool and rainy conditions, the Polars relied heavily on rushing the football.
"Our passing game, we couldn't do a lot with it because it was too wet," said Williams, whose club was ahead 26-0 at half-time. "Our defence played very well. On offence, we performed well in the first half and stalled a little bit in the second half, mainly due to the elements."