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Grizzlies shine under the new lights in Barrie

Minesing native Mark Rodman of the Georgian Grizzles men’s rugby team carries the ball up the field during the school’s first game under the lights at the new J.C. Massie Field in Barrie, Friday night. The Grizzlies improved to 3-0 on the season with a resounding 55-10 victory. SUBMITTED

Minesing native Mark Rodman of the Georgian Grizzles men’s rugby team carries the ball up the field during the school’s first game under the lights at the new J.C. Massie Field in Barrie, Friday night. The Grizzlies improved to 3-0 on the season with a resounding 55-10 victory. SUBMITTED

After the christening of the newly named J.C. Massie Field at Georgian College's Barrie campus earlier in the day, the Grizzlies men’s rugby team played the first night home game in their history when they hosted the Seneca Sting on Friday night.

The Grizzlies continued their strong start as they hit the midway point of the season by defeating the Sting, 55-10.

Barrie native Joshua Michalik set the tone, scoring two early tries to give the Grizzlies the lead.

Georgian's James Hulbert (Aurora) continued his strong ability to put points on the board as he scored five converts.

The other Georgian tries were scored by Edwin Addai Sarfo (Bradford), Kirk Addai Sarfo (Bradford), Jake Boulding (Barrie), Matthew Comeau (Lindsay), Lucas Cunningham (Bradford), Donovan Jacko (Brampton) and Jayden Norcross (Beeton).

The Grizzlies now hold a 3-0 record on the season and sit atop the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) West Division standings.

Georgian will be back in action Saturday, Sept. 30 when they travel to face the Mohawk Mountaineers in Hamilton.

The next Grizzlies home game is their regular-season finale when they host the Sheridan Bruins at J.C. Massie Field on Sunday, Oct. 22 beginning at 1 p.m.