This week’s Top 10 performances in B.C. High School Football pay tribute to our usual number of quarterbacks and running backs.
But we also love our tacklers, and let’s tip our hat to those special special-teams performers! Including honourable mentions, we’re at an even dozen this week.
1 JADEN SEVERY
As part of a 50-7 win over visiting, AA No. 1 Vernon, the Ravens’ senior running back/cornerback/return man was truly omnipresent in all three phases. Severy scored two touchdowns on offence and two more on special teams.
2 BEN MCDONALD
South Delta’s Grade 11 quarterback went 32-of-52 for 364 yards ands three touchdowns as the Sun Devils topped North Vancouver’s Carson Graham Eagles 34-18.
3 DANTE CARBONE
What a week for Mt. Douglas’ two-way standout. Carbone not only caught three touchdown passes in a 36-19 win over Handsworth, he recovered a Royals’ fumble, picked off a pass and registered five tackles.
4 MATT HOAG
The Fighting Irish are 3-0, and since opening with a 40-14 win at Longview, Wash., its defence has pitched back-to-back shutouts in victories over Seaquam and Belmont. Against the latter last Saturday at home, Grade 11 linebacker Hoag stepped forward to record 14 tackles.
5 EBIYE OKOKO-CHOMSENG
The W.J. Mouat Hawks’ senior linebacker always produces a defensive line score with a grand degree of difficulty. This week, as Abbotsford’s Hawks topped Vancouver’s Eric Hamber Griffins 33-20, Okoko-Chomseng had three interceptions, one of which he returned to the house, as well as nine tackles.
6 CAMERON MAH
Notre Dame’s hybrid tackling machine leads all of B.C. high school football with 35 stops in three games. In his most recent outing, Mah had 11 tackles as the Jugglers held on to stop a late Seahawks rally and defeat host Seaquam 26-20 last Saturday in North Delta.
7 KEELAN WHITE
It might be more of a story if the Handsworth Royals’ receiver didn’t turn in one of the province’s top performances each week. In a 36-19 loss to Mt. Douglas, White caught six passes for 122 yards and a TD, then also found time to rush for another.
8 HARRISON KUROMI
Harrison Kuromi was everywhere for Victoria’s Spectrum Thunder. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound senior linebacker made 12 tackles, five for negative yards, and his team needed each and every one of them in a 7-6 Pacific Division win over Sullivan Heights.
9 BEN CHOMOLOK
The Ballenas Whalers’ quarterback rushed 12 times for 110 yards and three majors as his AA No. 2-ranked squad beat a Triple A foe for the second time this season, this time 30-20 over the West Vancouver Highlanders.
10 ISAAC ATHANS
The Kelowna Owls quarterback not only passed for 251 yards and two touchdowns, he also rushed for a pair of majors as the Owls prepped for the start of Eastern Conference play with a 40-13 win at Salmon Arm.
Vancouver College’s starting quarterback took to his home field for the first time this season and showed that the 75 per cent completion percentage he carried into the contest was no fluke. The Irish archer went a sizzling 10-of-11 for 107 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for a score as Vancouver College topped Belmont 41-0.
As part of a 34-21 win over the Langley Saints, John Barsby’s elusive receiver-returner did it all. Rasmussen hauled in a 51-yard touchdown catch from QB Cam Wright, and also returned a kick-off 80 yards for a score.
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