The Seattle-OPSB rugby club moved to 7-0 in the Okanagan Spring Brewery league in British Columbia after Saturday's impressive 55-10 defeat of Abbotsford in Seattle.
Seattle was happy to host Abbotsford throughout the evening, as the southern BC club was one of the Canadian teams to advocate for Seattle to remain in the competition during a crucial vote over the summer.
Abbotsford dropped to 3-4, and since they arrived with small numbers, most of the players had to double up to play the 2nd-side game, which counted in the Okanagan Spring D2. Seattle won that game 49-10 to improve to 6-1.
The windy wet conditions made it a scrappy game, but still Seattle was able to move the ball well enough to get the ball to newcomer wing Art Reyes. Longtime USA 7s start Mike Palefau and prop TC Elliot also touched down for Seattle.
In the D2 game, prop Pat Farrell ran in four tries, going one better than last week, when he scored three. Farrell is certainly pushing for a D1 spot. Meanwhile lock Grant Lyon was also solid and scored a try.
It has been an excellent fall for the Seattle-OPSB club. With coach Justin Fitzpatrick off with the USA team, Kevin Flynn, who suited up for the D2 team this past weekend, has been working with the club along with Jessie Singh, Brynn Ireland, and Ben Gollings. The team is 7-0 in D1, tied with the UBC Tunderbirds, while in D2 they are 6-1, and just a game behind UBC.
In the Okanagan Spring D1 league, two games remain. After a bye week where the Seattle club will play friendlies against local clubs Chuckanut and Eastside, they take on Kamloops and then, on November 23, the big clash with undefeated UBC.