Once, again, we are happy to bring you the best of week that was in B.C. high school football. Week 4 featured some huge numbers along the ground and through the air.
1 JALEM CATLIN
The Abbotsford running back rushed for a 2018 provincial high 283 yards on 32 carries, scoring three touchdowns in the process as the Panthers topped the Kelowna Owls 29-10 on Friday. Catlin also came through with an interception on defence.
2 CHARLIE MCMILLAN
How about 19 completions to eight different receivers? Carson Graham’s starting quarterback rose from sick bay to command his huddle, going 19-of-34 for 286 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles beat crosstown rival Handsworth 33-18 in Saturday’s Buchanan Bowl. He also rushed 16 times for 91 yards.
3 YOSEF DRYSDALE
Lord Tweedsmuir’s electric three-phase star did it all Friday in AAA’s game of the year. Drysdale caught three passes for 142 yards, including one for a 90-yard TD, and also kicked field goals of 30 and 35 yards as the No. 1 Panthers beat No. 2 Terry Fox 20-14 in Cloverdale.
4 BASIL SCHINCARIOL
The Vancouver College running back highlighted a comprehensive ground assault in Friday’s 55-26 win in Victoria over Mt. Douglas, While teammate Daesaun Johnson was carrying seven times for 116 yards and two scores, Schincariol gained 162 yards on 15 carries and scored three majors.
5 ZACK SMITH
Vernon’s receiver made six catches for 100 yards and a touchdown, and also managed a pair of interceptions, one which he took to the house for a game-sealing score in the Panthers’ 27-0 win over Alberta’s host Foothills Composite.
6 JHAVOUN BLAKE
The Rutland quarterback/free safety rushed eight times for 70 yards, passed for a pair of touchdowns, returned a fumble recovery 100 yards for a major, and also had three tackles and two interceptions in a 48-8 win over Eric Hamber.
7 JADE DUQUE
Carson Graham’s Duque was royalty in the return game. On the day, his special teams duties on both return teams netted 188 yards, including 138 leading with the kick-off unit, highlighted by a 100-yard TD return. Duque also made six tackles and a sack.
8 ERIC POLAN
Terry Fox’s outstanding senior defensive end recorded nine tackles in the No. 2-ranked Ravens’ 20-14 loss to No. 1 Lord Tweedsmuir.
9 CAM WRIGHT
Once again, the John Barsby quarterback put up huge numbers. In a 25-9 win over Robert Bateman, Wright went 22-of-29 for 273 yards and three touchdowns.
10 RYAN STREET
In Friday’s 29-10 win over Kelowna, the Grade 11 defensive back continually rebuffed the Owls, finishing with three interceptions.
HONOURABLE MENTION (alphabetical order)
In a 35-12 win Friday over Centennial, St. Thomas More’s quarterback went 5-of-6 for 160 yards and three touchdowns.
Clarence Fulton’s defensive dervish collected 14 tackles and two sacks as the Maroons traveled to Prince George and beat Kelly Road 33-7.
The Nanaimo District halfback carried 16 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns as the Islanders beat West Vancouver 26-7.
Mouat’s standout defensive lineman was a stat-page stuffer in helping is Hawks to a 37-0 shutout of Spectrum on Friday. Erickson had five tackles, three sacks, two knockdowns and a fumble recovery.
In a 25-9 loss to John Barsby, the Robert Bateman wide receiver/corner caught four passes for 116 yards and a score, while making nine tackles and an interception in the secondary.
The Grade 11 running back, in concert with teammate Keegan Royal, gave Mission a pair of 100-plus-yard rushing performances in a 42-8 win in Kelowna over Mt. Boucherie. Roadhouse carried just eight times but wracked up 113 yards and a score.
The Rutland running back carried 13 times for 123 yards and three touchdowns, and also caught another for a major score as the Voodoos dumped Eric Hamber 48—8.
The John Barsby linebacker, in a 25-9 win over Robert Bateman, recorded 11 tackles and three sacks.
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