LANGLEY — Ahh, the beauty of pure chemistry between quarterback and receiver.
As the massive statistical department huddled here at Varsity Letters looking for our performance of the week past in B.C. high school football, that’s the theme that shone through.
And no dynamic duo seemed to exemplify that better than St. Thomas More’s senior pair of QB Dario Ciccone and WR Michael Simone.
We could only pick one, but in every offensive huddle there is a clear understanding that none of it is ever possible without each other.
Here then, are our top performances of the week:
1 DARIO CICCONE
St. Thomas More’s senior quarterback is always about efficiency first, but he can also hang the big number on opposition defences. In a 28-21 win over Terry Fox, Ciccone passed for 292 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for 90 yards and another pair of TDs.
2 KORI JOHNSON
In Langley’s decisive 58-7 win over G.W. Graham, the Saints’ running back not only carried 19 times for 173 yards and four touchdowns, he made nine tackles and registered three sacks.
3 MATT HOAG
His numbers came in a loss, but Vancouver College’s Matt Hoag upped his-team leading tackling total with 17 stops Friday in a 38-16 loss stateside against the Lynden Lions.
4 CADE COTE
The Terry Fox running back rushed 19 times for 142 yards and all three of his team’s touchdowns as the Ravens dropped a tight 28-21 decision to St. Thomas More.
5 MICHAEL SIMONE
St. Thomas More’s receiver just finds a way to make big, dynamic plays, including a huge 90-yard catch-and-run in last week’s 28-21 win over Terry Fox. Simone finished with nine catches for 207 yards.
6 PETER PRIMEAU
The Mt. Douglas linebacker supplied a team-high 12 tackles last week and the Rams needed each and every one of them in a 32-27 win over the Carson Graham Eagles.
7 JALEM CATLIN
The Panthers running back continues to lead all of B.C. high school football in rushing yardage, last week rushing for 265 yards and four touchdowns in a 55-12 win over Centennial.
8 CHARLIE MCMILLAN
In a 32-27 loss to Mt. Douglas, AAA’s leading passer went 14-of-30 for 285 yards and three touchdowns.
9 TEON ALEXANDER-AMOUR
Notre Dame’s running back continues to inflict damage on opposition defences, rushing for TDs of 40 35, 15 and five yards in a 49-6 win over Handsworth.
10 SAM MOSKY
Mt. Douglas’ Mosky rushed for 183 yards and three scores in a 32-27 win over Carson Graham, adding 44 yards in receptions and four tackles on defence.
HONOURABLE MENTION (in alphabetical order)
In a 38-0 win over Soyth Kamloops, the Vernon Panthers’ receiver had 69 yards and a TD through the air, but did his biggest damage on special teams, his five punt returns garnering an additional 156 yards.
In a 28-0 win over Howe Sound, Holy Cross receiver T.J. Fujimura caught touchdown passes of 67 and 45 yards and also rushed for another.
Vernon’s quarterback went 15-of-23 for 251 yards and three touchdowns as B.C.’s No. 1-ranked AA team blanked South Kamloops 38-0.
In a 31-8 victory over Earl Marriott, the Nanaimo District standout caught eight passes for 154 yards, including an 80-yard TD reception.
The South Delta Sun Devils’ Grade 11 quarterback put up his numbers in a low scoring game, which is never an easy chore. In a 6-3 win over Seaquam, McDonald went 15-of-31 for 187 yards and one touchdown and also rushed for 94 yards.
Prince George’s quarterback, in a 39-14 win over Kelly Road, carried 20 times for 247 yards and three touchdowns, while adding six tackles and a forced fumble on defence.
Rutland’s running back/linebacker, as part of a 40-0 win over Sullivan Heights, did a little bit of everything. Schumacher rushed for 97 yards and three majors in the first half. He also scored via a 40-yard punt return and a 45-yard fumble recovery while adding three solo tackles.
The Windsor Dukes receiver helped his team to a 35-21 win over Parksville’s Ballenas Whalers with seven catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns.
Not the kind of numbers you would expect from a running back who did not lead his team in rushing. Thomas was workmanlike, nonetheless, carrying 13 times for 154 yards and two touchdowns in Langley’s 58-7 win over G.W. Graham.
Windsor’s quarterback helped the defending B.C. AA champs maintain a perfect record. Volev went 12-of-15 for 200 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-21 win over Ballenas.
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