SPECIAL OLYMPIANS celebrate a goal against Terrace RCMP in their second annual soccer game at Skeena field June 6.

SPECIAL OLYMPIANS celebrate a goal against Terrace RCMP in their second annual soccer game at Skeena field June 6.

Special Olympians shellac RCMP at soccer game

THE SKEENA Middle School field saw action as local Special Olympics athletes took on the Terrace RCMP in their second annual soccer game.

THE SKEENA Middle School field saw action after hours as local Special Olympics athletes took on the Terrace RCMP in their second annual soccer game.

With the Special O athletes dressed in red and the police in white shirts, both teams played hard and at the end of the first half, the police found themselves at the lower end of the score.

“We made a valiant effort at comeback after halftime, but with another goal in the final seconds of the game, the Special O stomped us 8 to 4,” said community policing officer Const. Angela Rabut.

“A few members of their team advised me that they have been practising, and it showed! Next year maybe we will beat them.”

Building on last year’s success, Terrace RCMP fielded a much larger team this year, she added.

The Special Olympians invited the RCMP to play against them both years.