The Windsor Dukes of North Vancouver gave the defending B.C. champion Mission Roadrunners all kinds of trouble before falling 21-7 in Double-A varsity football quarterfinals Friday at UBC's Thunderbird Stadium.
"Right now it's down to elite players and elite coaches, and they were really ready for us," said head coach Kevin Watrin.
Roadrunners quarterback Kevin Wiens did all of his damage in the first half, running for a pair of touch-downs, including one on a 65-yard sprint along the sidelines, then hit Jesse Walker with a 25-yard strike 2: 49 before the half to put his team ahead 21-7.
Neither team scored in the second half, although the Dukes had more than their share of chances.
In the fourth quarter, Windsor got down to the Mission three-yard line, and got eight cracks at the end zone but couldn't deliver.
The Roadrunners now will advance to this weekend's semifinal at UBC where they will clash with No. 4ranked Ballenas.
Game is Saturday at 12: 30 p.m. at Thunderbird Stadium.