The Handsworth Royals connected late to edge the Holy Cross Crusaders on Saturday in Surrey. (File photo by Blair Shier,
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09.24.17: Varsity Letters B.C. High School Football Report, Sunday edition

We’re back to close out the week with a look at Saturday’s limited schedule:


TSAWWASSEN — Michael Calvert is enjoying a season of passing the football, the likes of which may be among the greatest in the history of B.C. high school football.

On Saturday, facing the red-hot Carson Graham Eagles of North Vancouver, the Sun Devils’ defence held their part of the bargain as Calvert went on to complete 25-of-32 passes for 381 yards and five touchdowns.

Calvert threw a pair of 15-yard scoring strikes to Max Stallings, went 30 yards to Billy Matwicyhna, 18 yards to Jacob Kirk and 29 yards to Ethan Troniak.

Calvert also rushed for a 20-yard major and finished the game with six carries for 89 yards.

On defence, Doug Jameson led the way for the winners with eight tackles.

“That was a tough loss today,” said Carson Graham head coach Brian Brady. “We were able to move the ball well but were unable to convert in the red zone. We left too many points out there. Today we learned about what type of team we are when adversity hits. Our demeanour on the sideline remained positive and despite being down throughout the boys worked hard through the final play.”

Quarterback Charlie McMilla went 17-of-30 for 292 yards and touchdown strikes to Nic Rich and Zack McMinn.

Rich finished with eight catches for 128 yards while McMinn’s only garb resulted in a 70-yard score.

Mahyar Hosseini led the team with nine tackles while Parker Henderson finished with two sacks.


NORTH VANCOUVER — Mac Ward went 11-of-15 for 175 yards and three touchdowns as the Pipers topped the Langley Saints on homecoming Saturday.

Ward called his own number on a four-yard run to the end zone.

Devin O’Hea rushed for TDs of 15 yards and two yards and also caught a 22-yard TD pass from Ward.

“This was a big win for us against a quality Langley team,” said Argyle head coach Wayne Theobald. “It was the best game we have had this season and we had many starters missing the past few weeks, it was so great to get them back.”

Ryan Agyagos had an outstanding game on the ground rushing for a 106 yards on 12 carries.

Jacob Green led the defence with 16 tackles while Kurt Stothers had nine tackles.

Anton Mellinghaus rounded out the scoring with a 23-yard touchdown reception for Argyle.


SURREY — Tate Williams threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Keelan White as the Handsworth Royals edged the host Holy Cross Crusaders.

White caught six passes for 169 yards and also carried six times for 68 yards and another score.

Jake Bennett finished with 172 yards on offence including 115 through the air on four catches.

James Mooney and Evan Currie each finished with eight tackles.

“Handsworth is a well-coached team and it was a chess match today, counter for counter,” said Crusaders head coach Conrad Deugau.

Nate Hunt threw a pair of touchdowns to Grade 10 receiver Ethan Yip.

Gabe Takeaowa’s two-point convert on the second score put the Crusaders ahead prior to the Williams-to-White answer by the Royals.

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