By The Nelson Daily Sports
Castlegar Vikings used a suffocating defence to shutout Hume Brewers 14-0 in West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field in South Slocan.
The loss was the first of the season for the Brewers and moves the defending league champion, Vikings, into a three-way tie for top spot.
Nelson Impact, idle during week four of league action, Castlegar and Hume all has four points. However, the Impact has played one less game.
Both teams struggled to put points on the board in the first half. Vikings managed to break the scoreless draw when quarterback Dave Kravski connected with Brian Lauzon with a 10-yard major score late in the second quarter.
The Vikings added to the lead when the Kravski-Lauzon duo hooked up for the second major.
The two-point conversion was good.
Then it was up to the Viking defence which picked Steven Doyle of the Brewers six times, including a pair of interceptions by Steve Mota.
In the second game of the day, Dam Inn Mates got its first win of the season in a walk, pounding Our Glass 36-6.
Mates quarterback Kelly Voykin tossed six touchdown passes, two to his favourite target Mike Lucas.
The league is idle this weekend due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
The league resumes play Sunday, October 17 when Hume meets Nelson Impact and Our Glass plays Castlegar Vikings.