Following a 100% record in the regular season, Ecole Davis Road Elementary School’s football teams are heading into the playoffs with high hopes.
Both the boys and girls are undefeated heading into the post season which starts on Thursday.
The playoffs includes teams from all across School District 68.
Sean Walsh is the coach of the girls team at Ecole Davis Road.
“We’ve had a really good season [so far],” said Walsh. “The regular season was a four game season and we went four and 0 so got a bye into the semi-final of the playoffs.”
Walsh’s troops will come up against the winner of the quarter-final between Frank J.Ney Elementary of Nanaimo or Gabriola Elementary, located on Gabriola Island.
Walsh, who teaches Grade 6/7 at Ecole Davis Road, will take his team on the road away from home for the semi-final clash — a scenario he finds rather puzzling after winning every game thus far.
Despite a preference for soccer, Walsh is enjoying the success of this current football team.
“Traditionally, girls have always played soccer and the boys have played football (in elementary school),” he said. “Recently though, the girls’ [local] PE program took soccer out.”
It wasn’t a move Walsh was particularly fond of.
“It was unfortunate,” he said. “I used to coach the girls soccer team and we had a lot of success. It’s a little easier to field a team and easier to understand.
“Our Kindergarten teacher Mrs Mould however really likes football and she taught it to me.”
Mould is the coach of the boys team at Ecole Davis Road and was unavailable for comment at press time.