SURREY — Armaan Gill, like so many other Class of ’22 B.C. high school football seniors, had his Grade 11 season snatched away in 2020 by the global pandemic.
So you have to know that every moment is being savoured by the current crop of Grade 12s, and on Saturday, Gill didn’t waste a single moment.
Gill, the 5-foot-10, 175 pounder, did a little bit of everything as the visiting Mariners (2-0) remained undefeated in conference play with a 33-0 win over the host Frank Hurt Hornets (0-2) at Bear Creek Park.
Just before the half, Gill showed his presence and his savvy, recovering a live football in the end zone for a touchdown after it was displaced from the grip of Grade 11 running back Braeden Aronos.
In the fourth quarter, Gill found himself on the receiving end of a 41-yard touchdown pass from Grade 11 quarterback Bud Beliveau.
Gill, a tri-captain, would finish his day with three catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns, and he also made an interception from his spot in the defensive secondary.
Seniors Carter Fenwick and Nik Fischer, coincidentally the team’s other two captains, rushed for touchdowns of eight and 11 yards respectively.
Grade 11 fullback Nick Napper bulled his way into the end zone from 14 yards out in the third quarter, part of an efficient day on offence which would see Marriott score a touchdown on each of its five possessions.
As well, the team’s lone female player, Grade 9 Cameron Boyes, was selected as a captain pre-game for her consistent effort in practice and saw game action at corner.
“She is a pleasure to have on the the team, listens and gets better every day,” said head coach Todd Fenwick. “That’s why she earned her place as captain.”
Grade 11 defensive end Jakob Doucette had five tackles and two sacks in limited action. Linebackers Fenwick and Fischer also had five tackles each, while Grade 10 defensive end Jake Oakey had four more.
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