From Senior Bowl Head Coach Dino Geremia
Senior Bowl Game Review
Congratulations to all of the players and staff of the 2013 Senior Bowl.
The hard work from everyone involved throughout the week all came together in the game on Saturday that saw big plays on both sides. Team East jumped out to an early lead but Team West responded quickly and took control.
Team East pulled to within two touchdowns in the third quarter and appeared to be mounting a comeback but a TD return on the ensuing kickoff by Team West's Nathan Lund put the game out of reach.
For a full recap of the game, click here.
For Football BC's gallery of photos throughout Senior Bowl week, visit our Facebook page.
Final Score: Team West 45 Team East 10
Senior Bowl Camp Review
Thanks to everyone who made the 2013 Senior Bowl a positive experience for the players. The BC Lions truly embraced the Senior Bowl as all of the players, coaches and staff were welcomed by BC Lions President Dennis Skulsky on Wednesday.
It was great to take advantage of good weather throughout the week as it allowed everyone to maximize their efforts on the field.
Thursday was an outstanding day tha was highlighted by the practice with the Lions. Travis Lulay, Dean Valli (Senior Bowl grad) and Jabar Westerman helped the players with their skills development and provided motiviation for a full-contact drill to end the day.
Other special visitors to the Senior Bowl including new Lions QB coach Jarious Jackson along with stand-out Canadians Jason Arakgi, JR LaRose and Rolly Lumbala. Senior Bowl players were also treated to some strength and conditioning tips from BC Lions and Game Ready coaches Adam Bighill and Chris Boyko.
The BC Lions also provided baseball caps to all the Senior Bowl players to recognize all their hard work throughout the week.
The Senior Bowl camp intensity truly picked up on Friday as their was a heavy competitive feeling with the teams being divided into West and East ahead of Saturday's big game.
Players of the Game
Offensive MVP Team East: REC Rashaun Simonise, Vancouver College Fighting Irish
Defensive MVP Team East: LB Curtis Urlacher, Mt. Boucherie Bears/Team BC
Offensive MVP Team West: REC Nathan Lund, Centennial Centaurs/Team BC
Defensive MVP Team West: DL Adam Marchetti, Cowichan Valley Bulldogs
BC Lions & Football BC Scholarship Awards ($500 each)
Awarded to players who displayed great passion for football through leadership and hard work that will inspire other football players
REC David Mann, South Delta Sun Devils/Team BC
RB Mark Lego, Seaquam Seahawks/Team BC
Positional Players of the Week
MVP: Eric Borthistle, Salmon Arm Golds
Most Improved: Daniel Spagnuolo, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Top Practice Effort: Robert (RJ) Begg, Langley Saints
MVP: Mason Swift, Mt. Douglas Rams/Team BC
Most Improved: Gabriel Pamintuan, Seaquam Seahawks
Top Practice Effort: Travis Coutts, Hugh Boyd Trojans
MVP: David Mann, South Delta Sun Devils/Team BC
Most Improved: Ryan MacDonald, Cowichan Valley Bulldogs
Top Practice Effort: Jordan Angove, Kelly Road Roadrunners
MVP: Chae Faickney, Nanaimo Redmen/Team BC
Most Improved: Brodik Henderson, Belmont Bulldogs/Westshore Rebels/Team BC
Top Practice Effort: Jeffrey Tilkin, Terry Fox Ravens
MVP: Adam Marchetti, Cowichan Valley Bulldogs
Most Improved: Kaelan Botel, College Heights Cougars
Top Practice Effort: Tyson Thompson, Howe Sound Sounders
MVP: Dexter Shea, John Barsby Bulldogs
Most Improved: Ryan Nicholls, Vancouver Trojans
Top Practice Effort: Jordan Goertzen, Salmon Arm Golds
MVP: Dele Oyelese, Kelowna Owls
Most Improved: Jacob Odynsky, John Barsby Bulldogs
Top Practice Effort: Keegan Lensink, Seaquam Seahawks