LANGLEY — Welcome to Friday Night Lights final edition.

It’s a wrap for tonight. Just a note, we’ve got a full scoreboard first with re-caps underneath. The New Westminster vs. Notre Dame game report will be published Saturday. 

SCOREBOARD

FRIDAY

TRIPLE A

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Mt. Douglas 15 Belmont 0 (forfeit)

Notre Dame 38 New Westminster 35

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Lord Tweedsmuir 27 St. Thomas More 21

Kelowna 49 Centennial 7

Abbotsford 35 Mt. Boucherie 0

Terry Fox 16 Mission 6

PACIFIC CONFERENCE

Nanaimo District 27 Spectrum 0

West Vancouver 18 Earl Marriott 15

Sardis 7 Rutland 6

W.J. Mouat 45 Sullivan Heights 0

DOUBLE A

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Holy Cross 31 Argyle 0

EASTERN CONFERENCE

John Barsby 24 Ballenas 14

Langley 34 Samuel Robertson 0

G.W. Graham 58 Frank Hurt 7

INTERIOR CONFERENCE

Clarence Fulton 14 South Kamloops 3

FRIDAY

TRIPLE A

EASTERN CONFERENCE

No. 4 ST. THOMAS MORE 21 at NO. 1 LORD TWEEDSMUIR 27

SURREY — No one was paying too much attention to the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers when they opened their season in somewhat anonymous fashion south of the border.

Yet a 14-0 win over Burlington-Edison on Sept. 7 and a 23-0 loss at Lynden on Sept. 14 are looking pretty well-timed in the grand scheme of things as far as preparation is concerned for B.C.’s No. 1-ranked AAA football team.

One week after a 20-14 win over No. 2 Terry Fox, Tweedsmuir followed up with a 27-21 win over No. 4 St. Thomas More (4-1, 2-1), a challenging back-to-back which sends the Panthers (4-1, 3-0) into the regular season’s second half filled with momentum.

“Playing Fox and STM back-to-back presented some really significant challenges for us,” said LT head coach Kurt Thornton, after a hard-nosed defensive effort against the Knights proved to be the difference Friday. “Both teams play fast, physical football. I am really glad we had two very tough exhibition opponents in Burlington and Lynden as I feel those games really prepared us well. We have never beaten both Fox and STM in the same season. The coaching staff is really proud of the kids and their performances the past two weeks.”

Once again, it was big play in the first half that helped get the Panthers off to solid start against a Knights team which proved just how much parity there is in the Big 5 AAA rankings and beyond.

Receiver Kojo Odoom, with 2:08 left in the first quarter, scored on a 50-yard run to make it 7-0 for the Panthers.

The Knights came right back to tie the game, however, as quarterback Dario Ciccone connected on a short pass to receiver Vasco Repole, and the latter broke free from what looked like a sure, early tackle to score on an 80-yard run and tie the game 7-7.

St. Thomas More took its only lead of the game when it recovered a Tweedsmuir fumble at the Panthers’ 29-yard line, then followed with a 23-yard Ciccone TD pass to receiver Michael Simone. The PAT failed but the visitors went up 13-7.

The Knights defence blocked a 32-yard field goal effort by Josef Drysdale with 1:33 left in the half, but Panthers’ quarterback Trey Jones parlayed a solid defensive possession with a three-yard TD pass to Drysdale with 30.3 seconds left to the break. The PAT was good and the hosts led 14-13 at half.

Yards on the ground were hard to find Friday as St. Thomas More Knights’ running back Rickey Parsons discovered on one of his five carries. Turf flew as Tweedsmuir’s Josef Drysdale drove Parsons out of bounds, with STM receiver Julian Valerio looking on. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)

In the second half, plucky STM tied things up, but as big as Odoom’s major was to open the game, a clinching score off specials proved to be even bigger.

Odoom added his second TD of the game on an 11-yard run to make it 21-13, but STM once again came back, this time tying the score when Ciccone capped a drive with a one-yard run, then threw a successful two-point convert to Repole.

On the ensuing kick-off, however, Drysdale made time stand still with an 85-yard return to the house, completing the scoring and keeping LT perfect in the conference ahead of a trip to Kelowna’s Apple Bowl to face the Owls this coming Friday.

“We really struggled trying to establish the run today, and that is something that we definitely will be working on going forward,” said STM head coach Steve De Lazzari after his top three ground gainers combined to rush 20 times for 42 yards.

It was, in fact, a testament to the execution within the passing game by Ciccone (12-of-18, 226 yards, two TDs) and his receivers Simone and Repole, that STM was able to knot the game in the third quarter and have a great opportunity to win.

After all, Tweedsmuir’s defence sacked Ciccone seven times, led by Nathan Gernon (eight tackles, three sacks) and Bachouch Michael (six tackles, two sacks).

In concert with that, the Panthers rushed for 264 yards as a team led by the 23 carries for 145 yards by Noah Anderson.

Somehow, durable, old football axioms came into play to keep it close.

St. Thomas More did not turn over the football, while the Panthers lost a fumbles, threw an interception and turned the ball over on downs deep in their own end.

“We feel fortunate to have finished minus-3 in the turnover battle and still win the game,” admitted Thornton. “We gave up some big plays but the team stuck together and overcame the adversity that STM threw our way.”

Vic Domingo of the Knights recovered the fumble that set up Simone’s touchdown, while Rickey Parsons was able to pick off LT’s Jones.

Kaishaun Carter had a sack along with three tackles for STM, while Vasco Repole had six tackles, Ciccone five, and Parsons, Cross Peloso, and Daniel Auld all with four apiece.

“Tweedsmuir has a lot of weapons and solid players on both sides of the ball, and they just proved to be the better team today,” said De Lazzari, whose Knights are in Abbotsford next Friday to face the Panthers.

“We will certainly build and learn from this game going forward, especially considering the fact that we were missing the equivalent of six starters on both sides of the ball, two of those starters being offensive linemen.”

MISSION 6 at No. 2 TERRY FOX 16

COQUITLAM — The Mission Roadrunners are for real.

If they were lightly regarded in any way to start the season, head coach Danny Jakobs’ squad showed how they could make things tough for a team as talented as No. 2 Terry Fox (5-1, 2-1).

“I am just super proud of the fight our team had tonight,” Jakobs said. “It was a big step in proving to themselves they can play with anyone in the province.”

Nothing about Mission’s play shocked the Ravens’ coaching staff who were braced for a battle.

“Tonight we knew we were in tough,” said Ravens head coach Martin McDonnell. “We knew Mission was playing everyone tough and their double-wing can be tricky. Our guys dug deep and played tough all night on D and we even had two backups in key spots come in for two of our best guys because of injury and played great.”

Liam Cumarasamy rushed nine times for 93 yards and a touchdown for the winners, and Jaden Severy, who rushed eight times for 86 yards, scored as well, hauling in a 36-yard touchdown pass from Matt Lew-Hendrickson.

Severy also had nine tackles on defence.

Matthew Hewa-Baddege and Layth Begg made their presence felt defensively against the ‘Runners, with safety Ethan Shuen registering seven tackles, including three for negative yardage.

For Mission, Keegan Royal was great on both sides of the ball, the senior collecting six tackles, and on offence,  against a very big and athletic Fox front, he ground out 87 yards on 15 carries.

Jackson Trask went 4-for-6 passing, with Tyson Bongo catching all of his passes for 103 yards and the team’s only TD.

“Tyson will catch anything he can get his hands on,” added Jakobs. “We were getting some good matchups with him tonight and he took advantage.”

Taylor Fleming led Mission with nine tackles, four for negative gain. Michael Guitard chipped in with five tackles and a sack.

ABBOTSFORD 35 at MT. BOUCHERIE 0

KELOWNA — St. Thomas More, Terry Fox and Lord Tweedsmuir will give the young Abbotsford Panthers (2-3, 2-1) all they can handle over the back half of the Eastern Conference regular season.

Yet the plucky Panthers — led by explosive running back Jalem Catlin — just keep on getting better.

Friday’s shutout of host Mt. Boucherie (1-4, 0-3) marked not only a second consecutive week of true defensive presence, but a second straight conference victory after an 0-2 preseason and an 0-3 overall start which saw them test their will against the likes of AAA giants New Westminster and Terry Fox.

“Our defence stepped up for a second-straight week,” said Panthers’ head coach Jay Fujimura after Abby held the host Bears to sparse yardage, while collecting eight sacks, a fumble recovery and two interceptions, one of which went for six.

Jordan Hogg and Calem Rowsell with four tackles and two sacks apiece led the unit.

Speaking of Catlin, he carried 28 times for 266 yards and three touchdowns, and that was fresh off being named Varsity Letter’s Player of the Week after carrying 32 times for 283 yards and three touchdowns.

Luke Szmutko had 10 carries for 84 yards.

“On offence I thought we started a little slow but then we started to win the battle on the line,” said Fujimura who watched his 1-2 punch at running back combine for 38 carries and 350 yards.

Abbotsford will face a visiting STM team smarting from its Friday loss to No. 1 Tweedsmuir this coming Friday at Abbotsford.

And the road doesn’t get much easier for Mt. Boucherie either, as it plays at Terry Fox next Friday.

KELOWNA 49 at CENTENNIAL 7

COQUITLAM — Storm Buck stormed back.

Injured in what was not only the first game of the Kelowna Owls’ season, a 21-7 loss to Vernon back on Sept. 7, but the first-ever in Buck’s football career, the aptly-named rookie returned like a force of nature Friday.

The Grade 11 running back rushed for 171 yards and a score, helping the Owls (2-3, 1-3) register their first conference win of the campaign. The host Centaurs (0-4, 0-3) remained winless.

“We were very excited to have Storm back,” said Kelowna head coach Chris Cartwright of the dual-sport athlete who comes from a rugby background. “This was only the second football game he has ever played. He definitely adds another dimension on offence.”

Meanwhile, quarterback Isaac Athans went 11-of-15 for 212 yards and three touchdowns, all to receiver Nolan Ulm, who totalled 114 yard in catches, including a 70-yard touchdown.

Athans also rushed for a 14-yard score.

“Isaac played extremely well and showed great leadership on the field,” said Cartwright. “And Nolan played like we know he can, making big plays for us and being a leader out there.”

Owls’ tight end Rhys James, an international student from Wales with a rugby background, finished with 71 yards in receptions, and as the team’s kicker, was heady when he needed to be, running in a bad-snap for a two-point convert.

The Owls defence chipped in with countless stops and two scores.

Safety Zander Torres had a pick-six and five tackles, while defensive end Lucas Spencer scooped up a fumble and scored from 54 yards.

“Very nice to see our defence score,” added Cartwiright, whose charges get No. 1 Lord Tweedsmuir this coming Friday at home. “The way we are approaching the process of football in our program is trusting that process and take advantage of the opportunities that are given to us.”

Centennial will stay at home and host the Mission Roadrunners on Friday.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

No. 3 NEW WESTMINSTER 35 at NOTRE DAME 38

BURNABY — Look for a separate filing on this game Saturday morning.

PACIFIC CONFERENCE

SULLIVAN HEIGHTS 0 at W.J. MOUAT 45

ABBOTSFORD —The increased level of membership in the Pacific Division this season has created a division of haves and the have-nots.

A hodge-podge of experienced programs alongside a gaggle just beginning to learn how high the bar is set at Triple A.

That’s no harsh indictment on any particular program. Instead, it’s just keeping it real, and the scores verify the fact.

Yet through all of this, a truly terrific finish is shaping up at the top end.

After W.J. Mouat’s shutout win over first-year Sullivan Heights, combined with Rutland’s narrow loss to Sardis, the top four are ready to battle over the final four weeks.

Mouat and Rutland are deadlocked at 4-1, while Nanaimo District and Sardis each sit at 3-1.

“I felt from right from the warm up that this was going to be a very focused effort from our group,” said Mouat head coach Travis Bell after a win over the first-year Stars (0-6, 0-5). “They came out of the gate and played the way we needed to get the job done. Defence, again, played lights out. On offence, we were able to work on some things that we hadn’t done in a game this season, and our passing game looked very consistent once again.”

Bell knows his team.

Mouat led 19-9 at the quarter and 32-0 at the half behind the running back tandem of  Ebiye Okoko-Chomseng and Nathan Hausermann.

Okoko-Chomseng rushed nine times for 110 yards and two touchdowns while Hausermann carried just four times but finished with 84 yards and two touchdowns.

Quarterback Tyran Duval completed eight of his 10 attempts including a touchdown to Keenan Baker who finished with five grabs for 74 yards.

Aidan Lal rushed for 30 yards and a score.

“It was a real rough night for us,” admitted Sullivan Heights head coach Gord Randall. “Mouat is the most physical team we’ve played, and just wore us down with their strength. It was a good example of a program at full maturity versus one in its infancy. I fully anticipate that team to be a playoff team and they looked the part.

“On our side, our offence needs to build on its consistency, but there are signs of it trending in the right direction,” Randall continued. “Unfortunately, it looks like we sustained a number of major injuries tonight, so we’ll have to see what the various diagnoses are and figure out how to patch the holes.”

Mouat’s defence was led by Zack Badke, Arman Dhaliwal and Logan Egresits who each made four tackles. Egresits also made an interception.

“Tonight was a great sign for us,” added Bell, “but we also know the next week against Rutland will be a different level of competition and we need to physically and mentally prepare ourselves for that challenge through a focused and committed week of practice.”

WEST VANCOUVER 18 at EARL MARRIOTT 15

SURREY — A 90-yard drive capped by a major score and successful convert with just 40 seconds remaining carried the West Vancouver Highlanders (2-3, 2-2) past the host Earl Marriott Mariners (2-4, 2-2) in a game which snapped the Highlanders’ three-game losing skid.

Quarterback Ben Welsh capped the drive with a red zone strike to receiver Aidan Izadi, before Welsh threw the game-winning two-point convert to receiver Matt Lane.

“I’m very proud of our team for the resilience they showed on a day where nothing went right early and often,” said West Vancouver head coach Pooya Dourandish. “The first half was bleak but they did a very good job re-focusing at halftime and executing the way they know they’re capable of. We still have issues to fix moving forward but it’s nice to fight through and get a win to snap our three game skid.”

Dourandish called it ‘bleak’, but amidst the chaos, an early silver lining emerged.

West Vancouver fumbled on its first two possessions, but on the second, with West Van driving inside the Marriott five-yard line, the ball was recovered in the end zone for the score by receiver Jay Armitage.

“Earl Marriott fought back and beat us with explosive plays,” said Dourandish. “Their QB1 (Byron Ruvalcaba) is a big-time player and he made plays all over the field.”

The Mariners rallied to lead 15-7 before a Kristen Chen field goal pulled West Vancouver to within 15-10 and set the stage for the winning drive.

RUTLAND 6 at SARDIS 7 (adds Rutland stats, quotes)

CHILLIWACK — Jack Foreman could have been excused for having a little bit of nervous wobble in his step on Friday at Exhibition Stadium.

The Sardis Falcons’ kicker, whom head coach Adam Smith has described as “recently found” strolled out and delivered, booting the extra point that carried the first-year Falcons (3-1, 3-1) to a somewhat unexpected 7-6 win over the previously unbeaten Rutland Voodoos (4-1, 4-1).

Sardis missed an extra point on the night and couldn’t hit on a 20-yard field goal late which could have won the game.

A Voodoos team which has either reached or surpassed the 40-point mark on offence in three of its first four games, was limited throughout, and Smith tipped his hat to a quartet of Falcons’ linebackers in Carson Robinson, Nick Butler, Morgan Bray and Dawson Travis.

As well, Hay came up with a big interception, one that led to quarterback Josh Janssen’s six-yard touchdown strike on fourth down to receiver Nick Butler.

For Butler, it was his sixth TD catch of the season.

“All I can say is I am so proud of these kids today,” said Smith who got hard running all game long from Justin Crooks. “They have done everything we have asked and more. To be 3-1 in Triple-A football in our first season shows the true heart these guys have. Rutland is a very well coached football team. They by far was the most physical team we have seen so far this year.”

When it came to trying to at least limit Rutland’s ultra-talented quarterback Jhavoun Blake, Smith said: “Control the clock on offence, which was huge; stay in the gaps and not chase so that he could find a seam; just keep going and going and grinding. It took our loss to Earl Marriott for the boys to fully buy in.”

Blake still rushed for 198 yards and one touchdown, while fellow standout Chase Schumacher was unable to play Friday.

“They made a few great catches and out-played us physically at key points in the game,” said Rutland head coach Peter McCall who had nine players going both ways. “We had a chance at the end but it missed right. It was still a great defensive battle.”

Linebacker Prince Manongdo had nine tackles in the loss while corner Coltin Peterson had two red-zone interceptions. Blake also had a pick and five tackles on defence.

NANAIMO DISTRICT 27 at SPECTRUM 0

VICTORIA — After a conference-opening loss to Rutland, the Nanaimo District Islanders have gone about getting on a healthy roll.

The Isles (4-1, 3-1) improved their mark in the Pacific with a third straight victory, this time doing it on the road, and in shutout fashion over Victoria’s Thunder (1-4, 1-3).

“It was cold and rainy at Spectrum today and the field was as slippery as the ball,” said NDSS head coach Nate Stevenson, after quarterback Finn Bradbrooke turned in another solid game to lead the winners.

“Spectrum put up a fight on defence with a lot of pressure but we were able to pop the surge to keep drives going.”

Bradbrooke, who opened the scoring on a 24-yard run in the first quarter, made it 21-0 before the half on a 17-yard scoring scamper of his own, followed by a 20-yard TD strike to Brad Racette-Wilson.

In the third quarter, Jordan Racette-Wilson took a hand-off and carried 24 yards for the game’s final score.

Bradbrooke rushed for 53 yards and passed for another 84, while halfback Sal Raap-Kopiyka rushed 12 times for 120 yards, including a 40-yard gain.

On defence, tackle Blake Sinclair had three tackles and a sack while Bradbrooke came away with an interception.

The Islanders play at expansion Sardis this coming Friday, while Spectrum hits a bye week ahead of its Oct. 19 game at Eric Hamber.

DOUBLE A

WESTERN CONFERENCE

No. 2 BALLENAS 14 at No. 3 JOHN BARSBY 24

NANAIMO — A shutout effort over the second half proved to be enough for the Bulldogs (4-1, 2-0) to hold off the Whalers (4-1, 1-1) as the hosts topped their visiting rivals from Parksville in the hotly-contested Border Battle bowl.

John Barsby quarterback Cam Wright went 22-of-34 for 170 yards and two touchdowns, both strikes pushing the ‘Dawgs out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

Ballenas rallied to tie 14-14 at the break, as quarterback Ben Chomolok was forced to open it up.

Chomolok went 15-of-27 for 291 yards while Nathan Robinson finished with five catches for 146 yards.

Demar Hohnstein ran for 15 times for 104 yards and also had seven tackles on defense.

The rest of the damage for the Ballenas defence included Kolby Jack with eight tackles, Damon Thompson with four and two fumble recoveries. Steve Boley had seven tackles and Scotty Williams six tackles along with three catches for 66 yards.

“Barsby did a good job of being aggressive in their offence and scoring early while stacking the box, stopping our run and forcing us to throw the ball more,” said Ballenas coach Jeremy Conn. “We knew it’s what they would try to do and we did a pretty good job. But in the end we couldn’t capitalize on opportunities and they did. Too many missed tackles and broken plays on offence put us in a hole we couldn’t get out of. But our kids never quit.”

Chomolok went 27 yards to Adrien Friesen in the back of the end zone and then threw a 40-yard bomb to Nathan Robinson to knot the proceedings at intermission.

But in the second half Barsby capitalized on Whaler turnovers and a bad snap on a punt to take a 24-14 lead they would never relinquish.

It took a Steen Rasmussen touchdown run for Barsby with about eight minutes left in the game to break the stalemate, and then on the ensuing possession, the Bulldogs added a 24-yard field goal.

“The third quarter was a stalemate,” said Barsby head coach Rob Stevenson after several long Barsby drives stalled deep in the Whalers’ red-zone.

“I think our kicking game was a big difference maker giving us a long field to defend when it counted,” said the coach.

Rasmussen finished with 10 carries for 132 yards on the day while Zach Taylor at linebacker and safety Ricardo Zavala-Torres set the tone defensively for the winners.

“We have a lot of respect for the Whaler Program,” said Stevenson. “Both programs know that they make each other better.”

No. 4 HOLY CROSS 31 at ARGYLE 0

NORTH VANCOUVER — A resounding loss last week, a resounding win this week.

Surrey’s Crusaders (3-1, 1-1) evened their conference mark, rebounding from last week’s 27-0 loss to No. 2 Ballenas, with a 31-0 win over the host Pipers (1-3, 0-3).

“We came out and executed well,” said head coach Conrad Deugau as he watched starting quarterback Andrew Hunt rush for three touchdowns in the win. “We got up on them early and we held the lead. Massive team effort by everyone.”

Wide receiver Uyi Ologhola also carried for a touchdown, while running backs Jan Subido and John Santos did likewise.

Two-way lineman Matt Fraser continued to shine in the trenches for the winners while the defence shut down any big plays as Tee Anim, James Marrujo and Kaleb Dizon each managed an interception.

“I’m proud of the way we played and now we keep working to improve and get better,” said Deugau, as the Crusaders prepare to host No. 3-ranked John Barsby of Nanaimo this coming Saturday. 

EASTERN CONFERENCE

LANGLEY 34 at No. 5 SAMUEL ROBERTSON 0

MAPLE RIDGE — This is who they are.

Kori Johnson carried 17 times for 139 yards and three touchdowns while Kai Thomas rushed seven times for 83 yards and another score as the Saints (3-1, 1-0) opened conference play with a resounding victory over the No. 5 Titans (2-2, 0-1).

“We had a game plan, and that was to pound the rock, and create an identity for ourselves,” said Saints coach Ryk Piche. “We challenged our boys this week, and they answered. The offensive line played their best game of the year thus far. The defence stuck to their game plan and really dominated.”

Johnson’s great day included a team-leading nine tackles, while Harshaad Johul had five tackles and a fumble recovery. Kai Thomas four tackles and Brody Thomas three tackles and a sack.

FRANK HURT 7 at G.W. GRAHAM 58

CHILLIWACK — It was truly an offensive explosion for the host Grizzlies (3-3, 1-0) in their conference opener on Friday at Exhibition Stadium as they downed Surrey’s visiting Hornets (0-3, 0-1).

Quarterback Colby Bessette went 9-for-12 for 168 yards and four touchdowns, and also rushed for 86 yards and a score. His primary target was receiver Logan Buchwitz who totalled 158 yards in receptions and four touchdown catches on the night.

“We have struggled with injuries and low numbers so far this season, but this was our first game where it came together,” said Grizzlies’ head coach Laurie Smith. “The boys were aggressive and despite the need to go both ways, played with a ton of energy.”

Jaiden Claassen rushed for 97 yards and Andrew Locke 96 yards in the win, with each member of the GWG backfield finding the end zone once on the night.

Kaleb Spanner rushed for 47 yards and slo scored a touchdown.

Defensively, Buchwitz made five tackles from his defensive end spit, while linebacker Ethan Klassen and tackle Cooper Middleton had four tackles each. Buchwitz and Young also had interceptions for the Grizzlies who play host to Robert Bateman on Friday.

INTERIOR CONFERENCE

SOUTH KAMLOOPS 3 at CLARENCE FULTON 14

VERNON —Evan Trottier scored on touchdown runs of one yard and two yards, then added both extra points as the host Maroons (2-3, 1-0) opened conference play with a win over the visiting Titans ( 2-2, 0-1).

“This was a defensive slug-fest,” said Fulton head coach Mike Scheller. “Both offences had trouble generating any momentum, and it was a fist fight. It was a tough, hard-hitting game and we could not be happier with the effort of our kids tonight. We had a tough preseason, but we are rebounding and getting better. Our kids fought their butts off tonight and in the end, we controlled field position and got the win.”

Punter Quin Willamson and Quaid Willett made the special teams special as the Maroons blocked a pair of kicks.

Defenisvely, tackle Liam Gombrich was a force while linebackers Williamson and Dayton Ingenhaag recorded six tackles apiece.

THURSDAY

DOUBLE A

NORTHERN CONFERENCE

PRINCE GEORGE 44 at COLLEGE HEIGHTS 0

PRINCE GEORGE — Braeden Reed’s 12 carries went for exactly 200 yards Thursday night at Masich, as the Polars pushed their Northern mark to 2-0.

The PGSS quarterback’s biggest chunks were on runs of 25, 30, 22 and 22 yards and included in the total were a trio of touchdowns against the Cougars (0-1-1). Other than runs of one yard and six yards, every other carry Reed made was for 11-plus yards.

He also passed for 74 yards including a 57-yard strike to receiver Gage Ridland, who also rushed for a TD.

As a key part of the defence at linebacker, Reed had six tackles and an interception.

Also helping the Polars secure the shutout were defensive tackle Sasha Gajic with five tackles, three sacks and two knockdowns. Gavin Murray had four tackles, while both he and Ridland managed an interception apiece.

SATURDAY

TRIPLE A

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1 p.m. — Carson Graham at Seaquam

1:30 p.m. — South Delta at Vancouver College

LAST WEEK

SCOREBOARD

FRIDAY

TRIPLE A

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Notre Dame 15 Belmont 0

Vancouver College 55 Mt. Douglas 26

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Abbotsford 29 Kelowna 10

St. Thomas More 35 Centennial 12

Lord Tweedsmuir 20 Terry Fox 14

Mission 42 Mt. Boucherie 8

PACIFIC CONFERENCE

Rutland 48 Eric Hamber 8

Nanaimo District 26 West Vancouver 7

Earl Marriott 14 Sullivan Heights 0

W.J. Mouat 37 Spectrum 0

DOUBLE A

WESTERN CONFERENCE

John Barsby 25 Robert Bateman 9

Ballenas 27 Holy Cross 0

NON-CONFERENCE

Vernon 27 Foothills Composite 0

G.W. Graham 15 Westsyde 0 (forfeit)

SATURDAY

TRIPLE A

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Carson Graham 33 Handsworth 18

New Westminster 20 South Delta 6

DOUBLE A

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Howe Sound 30 Argyle 7

NORTHERN CONFERENCE

Prince George 34 Nechako Valley 6

NON-CONFERENCE

Clarence Fulton 33 Kelly Road 7

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