Fulton Maroons winger Jeff Han gets rid of the ball before he is taken down by Andrew Yang of the Kelowna Secondary School Owls Thursday at Fulton.

Fulton Maroons winger Jeff Han gets rid of the ball before he is taken down by Andrew Yang of the Kelowna Secondary School Owls Thursday at Fulton.

Fulton wins junior rugby zones

The Fulton Maroons are in the Okanagan Valley Junior Boys Rugby Championships next Wednesday at South Kam.

Morning Star Staff

The Fulton Maroons are in the Okanagan Valley Junior Boys Rugby Championships next Wednesday at South Kam.

Fulton brushed back the Kelowna Owls 22-10 in the North Zone final Thursday at Grahame Park. It was 10-10 at the half.

Jeff Han scored a pair of tries for the Maroons, while Caden Doyle and Greg Geistlinger each added one try. Kyle Karens booted the lone conversion.

“This was a great game for our kids,” said Fulton coach Mike Scheller. “They showed a lot of heart and committment, espeially when we took the second half over.

“The first half was very even and KSS used their size advantage against us. They are physically big and pounded the ball on us. Our kids were forced to tackle a lot and they showed a lot of toughness tackling the bigger KSS squad.”

Scheller said the Maroons were faster and fitter, allowing them to take the ball wide for some nice, long runs.

“Jeff Han at wing made some great plays and when he gets running, he is tough to catch. Christian Harpe played a great game, tackling everyone in sight. Issiah Foureyes was also effective defensively for us.”

South Kam is ranked No. 4 in senior AA boys rugby in the province.