How many ‘Great Performances’ is too many?
If you’re a B.C. high school football fan, you can never get too much of a good thing.
It’s time for our weekly Performances of the Week, and once again, the numbers astound. In fact, our top two honourees met head-on last week and combined to put up 758 yards of rushing and passing offence, combining for 11 touchdowns in the process.
1 BEN MCDONALD
In a battle of quarterbacking giants, the South Delta Sun Devils’ pivot came out on top. McDonald not only went 30-of-40 for 326 yards and four touchdowns in his team’s 52-50 overtime win over the Notre Dame Jugglers, he also rushed nine times for 76 yards and two more scores.
2 WILL CLARKE
How do you choose between quarterbacks who dominate in a game in which 102 total points are scored and the final decision isn’t rendered until after overtime? Notre Dame’s senior slinger Clarke was up for the task against McDonald and the Sun Devils. His 19 carries went for 190 yards and five touchdowns, and he also passed 12-of-17 for 166 yards and two more touchdowns.
3 CHARLES LEMAY
Vernon’s RB-1 was magnificnet in a 42-0 win over Westsyde. Lemay carried 15 times for 245 yards and four touchdowns.
4 ZACH TAYLOR
The John Barsby senior was a tackling machine in the Bulldogs’ 38-12 win over Windsor, making 13 stops and adding a sack
5 DANIEL AULD
St. Thomas More’s senior defensive lineman not only blocked a punt in his team’s 51-14 win over Kelowna. He also registered five sacks.
6 LIAM CUMARASAMY
The Terry Fox Ravens’ running back helped his team to a 45-14 win over the Abbotsford Panthers by carrying eight times for 127 yards and four touchdowns.
7 BROXX COMIA
You can call the Hyacks’ running back the most dangerous per-snap player in the province last week. Comia carried just five times but totalled 146 yards along the ground, scoring two touchdowns in the process as New Westminster defeated Seaquam 42-29.
8 BRADEN REED
The Prince George quarterback continues to run off the charts. Reed carried 20 times for 226 yards and three touchdowns as the Polars topped Nechako Valley 54-16. Reed also had nine tackles, a forced fumble and an interception.
9 ANTHONY COMAS
The Nanaimo District defensive back was a true difference maker in his team’s 28-3 win over the Eric Hamber Griffins. Comas not only returned a pair of interceptions 26 and 45 yards respectively, he also returned a kick-off for a touchdown.
10 LOGAN MCDONALD
Robert Bateman’s ace quarterback went 11-of-14 for 122 yards and four touchdowns in a 57-0 shutout of Samuel Robertson. McDonald also caught a touchdown pass.
HONOURABLE MENTION (alphabetical order)
Just nine carries for the St. Thomas More running back, but he gained 140 yards and scored a major in the Knights’ 51-14 win over Kelowna.
Abby’s top running back continues to prove unstoppable, regardless of the foe, and regardless of the quality of defence he faces. Catlin carried for 225 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s 45-14 loss to Terry Fox.
Notre Dame’s top receiver made 10 catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns in a 52-50 OT in over South Delta. He also made two two-point converts.
W.J. Mouat’s standout senior two-way lineman registered four tackles, and scored a touchdown off a fumble recovery after teammate Keenan Barker blocked a punt in the Hawks’ 43-0 win over Sardis.
Lord Tweedsmuir’s standout senior linebacker made eight tackles and blocked a punt on specials as the No. 1-ranked Panthers blanked Mission 28-0.
As part of the Ravens’ three-headed rushing machine, Severy rushed 11 times for 158 yards and two touchdowns.
The South Delta receiver was the primary target for Ben McDonald, catching 12 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns in a 52-50 OT win over Notre Dame.
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