Dawgs win flag football title

The Duncan Dawgs battled through rainy conditions to win the second annual Western Canadian Flag Football Championship (WCFFC), held at Abbotsford's Exhibition Park on the weekend.

Steve Bagnell (29) of the Fraser Valley Touch Football Association Black and Whites lunges for a pass during Western Canadian Flag Football Championship action.

Steve Bagnell (29) of the Fraser Valley Touch Football Association Black and Whites lunges for a pass during Western Canadian Flag Football Championship action.

The Duncan Dawgs battled through rainy conditions to win the second annual Western Canadian Flag Football Championship (WCFFC), held at Abbotsford’s Exhibition Park on the weekend.

The Dawgs edged the King Cobras of Vancouver 13-8 in the title game, taking home the $2,000 first prize and earning 650 points towards qualifying for the Metro Competitor Flag Football Union (MCFFU) national championship in Las Vegas.

An Abbotsford entry – the Fraser Valley Touch Football Association Black and Whites – made an impressive run to the semifinals, and they had an early 21-0 lead on Duncan. But the Dawgs battled all the way back, and scored the game-winning touchdown with three plays remaining to steal a 30-27 win.

“The weather wasn’t great, but everyone made the best of it,” tourney organizer Scott Beadell said. “The event went over really well, and the Abbotsford team probably should have won the tournament.”

The event drew nine teams from B.C. and Washington state.

The recreational division final was an all-Seattle affair, and the Leny’s Baddogs blitzed the MVP All-Stars 42-18 to clinch the title.

Next year’s WCFFC runs July 14-15 and Exhibition Park.