Dou­ble joy for Perth Blitz

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Sport -

PERTH Blitz have been crowned West­bowl cham­pi­ons with a his­toric dou­ble in both ju­nior and women Grid­iron West com­pe­ti­tions.

Played in front of a packed grand­stand at Dor­rien Gar­dens on Satur­day, the ju­niors de­feated Rock­ing­ham Vipers 14-6 and the women were vic­to­ri­ous 28-0 over Perth Bron­cos.

The Blitz’s ju­nior team suf­fered only two de­feats this year, which both came against the Vipers. But for the sec­ond year in a row, Blitz over­came the Vipers in the fi­nal.

The usu­ally high-scor­ing Blitz were held out by a pow­er­ful and agile de­fence, and only scored two touch­downs and one two-point con­ver­sion.

Awarded game Most Valu­able Player (MVP) with two touch­downs was re­ceiver Munya Matema, who was also re­cently named a mem­ber of the Aus­tralian Out­back team for the Un­der-19 World Cham­pi­onship. Tes­ta­ment to Blitz’s fan­tas­tic year, de­fen­sive line­man Harry Hob­son, re­ceiver Tom Paskov, and for­mer player Ben Met­calfe were also se­lected in the Out­back squad.

Scar­bor­ough MLA Liza Har­vey was on hand to award the cham­pi­onship to the women, who fin­ished their sea­son with a 10-0 record.

Blitz man­aged four touch­downs and two two-point con­ver­sions against the Bron­cos.

The Blitz women’s team cel­e­brate win­ning the West­bowl.

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