The Dukes and Panthers faced off in a close and energetic game Saturday morning. | Nick Laba / North Shore News
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A single section of seats brought BC Place stadium to life Saturday morning, as the Windsor Secondary Dukes faced off in a tight provincial final match against the Vernon Secondary Panthers.
After a back-and-forth first half, and an equally close second, the Dukes emerged victorious after a goal line stop prevented the Panthers from scoring what would have been a game-winning touchdown.
While the Panthers started off looking dominant and scoring an early touchdown in the first quarter, the Dukes quickly responded with an interception and a couple big plays before tying up the game 6-6 ahead of halftime with a touchdown of their own.
Scoring another touchdown and a conversion in the second half, the North Vancouver team is your new AA junior football champions. The final score was 13-12.