B.C. high school football is finally back into the full swing of things, and with that, Varsity Letters is honouring the top performances of each weekend by naming a winner and a runner-up as our Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week.
Coaches should remember that nominations from each weekend’s games need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday mornings through the course of the regular season.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
6-foot, 153 pounds, Grade 10
In the VooDoos’ 47-12 win over Salmon Arm on Friday, the sophomore pivot Walker threw six touchdown passes as part of a 14-for-17 passing performance, for 273 yards in a 47-12 win over the Salmon Arm Golds. Walker also rushed six times for 24 yards and another score.
ROBERT BATEMAN TIMBERWOLVES
6-foot-1, 165 pounds, Grade 11
In the No. 5 Timberwolves’ 38-8 win over the visiting, No. 2-ranked Windsor Dukes of North Vancouver, Watrin went 14-of-20 for 138 yards and four touchdowns. Watrin never leaves the field for the Wolves, doubling as not only its punter, but a key member of the defensive secondary, the latter seeing him come away with a pair of interceptions.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
G.W. GRAHAM GRIZZLIES
6-foot-1, 240 pounds, Grade 11
In a hotly-contested 14-2 win over visiting AA No. 2 Vernon on Friday at Exhibition Park, No. 5 AAA GWG’s hard-rock rush end made a statement with six sacks and an additional six tackles.
5-foot-11, 192 pounds, Grade 12
In a 28-0 win at host Earl Marriott on Friday, Pama not only made eight tackles, his 91-yard interception return set up a touchdown, and he returned a blocked punt for a score as well. On offence, he scored a touchdown and accumulated 92 yards via the air and ground.
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