LANGLEY — It was quite a week for marquee teams from AAA’s Western Conference.
Two games — Notre Dame vs. New Westminster, Vancouver College vs. South Delta — produced some amazing results and equally amazing individual performances.
Once again, it’s time to honour Varsity Letter’s Top 10 Performances of the Week from B.C. High School Football:
1 WILL CLARKE
Notre Dame’s senior quarterback passed for 148 yards and three touchdowns, and also rushed for a pair of scores, including the winner as time expired as the Jugglers snapped defending Subway Bowl AAA champion and No. 3-ranked New Westminster’s 15-game unbeaten streak against provincial opposition with a 38-35 upset win. Clarke also stripped the ball on defence, creating the turnover which led to the 93-yard game-winning drive he capped with the deciding touchdown.
2 GREYSON PLANINSIC
Making the first start of his senior varsity career, the Grade 11 Hyacks’ running back was nothing shy of spectacular, carrying 15 times for 194 yards, in the process rushing for five touchdowns to tie the school’s single game TD-scoring record in New Westminster’s 38-35 loss to Notre Dame.
3 DAESAUN JOHNSON
In a 35-34 win over the South Delta Sun Devils, the Fighting Irish running back turned 16 carries into 190 yards and three touchdowns. Included on the day for the Vancouver College star were back-to-back 44-yard majors.
4 BEN MCDONALD
South Delta’s ultra-dynamic pivot defined balance. In a 35-34 loss to Vancouver College, McDonald went 26-of-47 for 250 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for three majors.
5 ANTONIO PAMINTUAN
His totals didn’t translate into victory, but they did bring drama to the proceedings. The Seaquam running back carried a workmanlike 29 times for 257 yards and three touchdowns in the Seahawks’ 30-28 loss to the Carson Graham Eagles.
6 CHARLIE MCMILLAN
Carson Graham’s quarterback loves the new Air Raid offence. McMillan went 11-of-19 for 257 yards and four touchdowns as the Eagles beat North Delta’s Seaquam Seahawks 30-28.
7 JALEM CATLIN
He’s come from out of the shadows to start the season to becoming one of the most prolific and durable every-down backs in the province. In a 35-0 win over Mt. Boucherie, Catlin carried 28 times for 266 yards and three touchdowns.
8 CAM WRIGHT
The John Barsby quarterback continues to propel the Bulldogs,this time going 22-of-34 for 170 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-14 upset win over No. 2 Ballenas.
9 KORI JOHNSON
The Langley Saints blanked No. 5 Samuel Robertson 34-0 led by running back Johnson’s 17 carries for 139 yards and three touchdowns. Johnson also made nine tackles to lead the defence’s shutout effort.
10 NOAH ANDERSON
While teammate Kojo Odoom was his usual effective self, rushing for two touchdowns, Anderson has thrived as the backfield workhorse, this time carrying 23 times for 145 yards as the No. 1 Panthers topped the No. 4 St. Thomas More’s Knights 27-21.
HONOURABLE MENTION (alphabetical order)
In a 58-7 win over Frank Hurt, the G.W. Graham quarterback went 9-of-12 for 168 yards and four touchdowns, while also rushing for 86 yards and a score.
Rutland’s star quarterback carried for 198 yards and a touchdown, and also added five tackles and an interception on defence in the Voodoos’ 7-6 loss to Sardis.
Mission’s star receiver caught four passes for 103 yards and the team’s lone touchdown as the Roadrunners put forth one of the most surprising results of the season, falling 16-6 to AAA No. 2 Terry Fox
G.W. Graham’s two-way star registered 158 receiving yards and scored four touchdowns in the Grizzlies’ 58-7 win over Frank Hurt. And from his defensive end position, he also made five tackles and an interception
Ten tackles represented the defensive signature Carson Graham’s dominant linebacker left on the proceedings as his Eagles edged Seaquam 30-28.
One half of W.J. Mouat’s two-pronged rushing attack, he turned nine carries into 110 yards and two touchdowns as the Hawks blanked Sullivan Heights 45-0.
The Prince George quarterback rushed 12 times for 200 yards and three touchdowns, passed for 74 yards and a score and also made six tackles and an interception on defence as the Polars topped College Heights 44-0.
His Ravens didn’t pile up the points like they normally do, yet Severy remains key to their fortunes. Last week, that bounty included eight carries for 86 yards, a 36-yard touchdown catch and nine tackles on defence in a 16-6 win over Mission.
A big-play day was the best way to sum it up for Carson Graham’s dangerous receiver. Smith caught four passes for 134 yards and a touchdown in a 30-28 win over Seaquam.
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