After a slow start, the Robert Bateman Timberwolves completed a season turnaround on Nov. 6.
On Oct. 23, the Wolves were winless and needed wins in the club’s final two games to have a shot at the postseason – and that’s exactly what Bateman did.
Bateman beat the Rick Hansen Hurricanes on Oct. 30 and then won in overtime in Pitt Meadows on Friday to secure a playoff berth.
Dawson Davis was the overtime hero for Bateman, scoring a five-yard touchdown in the fourth overtime to give the Wolves a 19-16 win.
Quarterback Keegan Vicklund and Tyson Gibson scored the other majors for Bateman. Davis also led the way defensively with 11 tackles.
The Timberwolves now earn a date with the Prince George Polars in round one of the playoffs. The teams travel to Kamloops for a neutral site game on Friday at 5 p.m.
In other local football news, both the Abbotsford Senior Panthers and the W.J. Mouat Hawks host playoff games this Friday.
The Panthers battle Pitt Meadows at 7 p.m., and the Hawks take on Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m.