LANGLEY — Once again, B.C. high school football’s galaxy of stars continues to confound.
Here’s our weekly run through the numbers: Varsity Letters’ B.C. High School Football Top 10 Performances of the Week!
1 JHAVOUN BLAKE
Wow! His 16 carries for 209 yards in the Rutland VooDoos’ 40-20 win at West Vancouver made a statement to be sure. He put an exclamation mark on his afternoon with five tackles and a pair of kick-off returns for 79 yards. Blake is currently leading the province in rushing with 484 yards and nine touchdowns. He is averaging 161 yards per game.
2 EVAN NOLLI
The Hyacks’ outstanding two-way lineman showcased his special level of athleticism in AAA No. 3 New Westminster’s 36-6 win over the host Handsworth Royals. Nolli not only had four tackles for a loss of yardage, he had a further four sacks in the win. And if that wasn’t enough, he recovered a fumble and raced 20 yards for a touchdown.
3 CAM WRIGHT
He is on track to becoming one of the most productive passing pivots ever at Barsby. ‘Quarterback Cam’ went 18-of-29 for 240 yards and four touchdowns as his AA No. 3-ranked ‘Dawgs hit the road for a 54-12 win in Squamish against Howe Sound’s Sounders.
4 AIDAN WOLD
His AAA No. 4-ranked Mt. Douglas Rams came out on the short end of a 15-12 decision to Vancouver’s host Notre Dame Jugglers last Friday, yet defensive lineman Aidan Wold was seemingly everywhere, recording six sacks on the day.
5 JOSEF DRYSDALE
He was the leading light for a Tweedsmuir offence which scored 11 majors on the day. Drysdale scored once off a 50-yard catch, once off a five-yard catch and finally, returned a kick-off 75 yards for a score as the AAA No. 1 Panthers beat host Centennial 78-7.
6 CADEN DANBROOK
The ace pass-catcher for AA No. 1 Vernon did it all in the Panthers’ 57-0 win at Salmon Arm. Danbrook caught six passes for 192 yards and one touchdown. He also took a kick-off return 80 yards to the house.
7 DARIO CICCONE
He just continues to finish in the red zone with great accuracy. STM’s quarterback went 8-of-11 for 140 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-0 win over visiting Mt. Boucherie. Ciccone also rushed for one score for the AAA No. 5-ranked Knights.
8 ANDREW HUNT
Holy Cross’ rangy quarterback continues to throw scoring strikes. Hunt was 12-of-19 for 145 yards and two touchdown passes as the AA No. 4 Crusaders topped the host Earl Marriott Mariners 28-6 in Surrey. Hunt also rushed for a score in the win.
9 CADE COTE
The Terry Fox stalwart scored three touchdowns, including one off a 40-yard catch as the AAA No. 2 Ravens blanked host Kelowna 41-0.
10 MATT LANE
It came in a losing effort, a 40-20 setback to Rutland, yet it was hard to miss the impact West Vancouver Highlanders’ receiver Matt Lane had, with eight catches for 208 yards and two touchdowns, as well as six tackles.
HONOURABLE MENTION (alphabetical order)
The Windsor Dukes’ running back was part of a bevy of ground-breaking backs who carried the defending provincial champs to a 32-0 win over host and crosstown rival Argyle. Cruz carried just six times but totalled 120 yards and two touchdowns.
As part of a 26-0 Pacific Conference shutout of Surrey’s Sullivan Heights Stars, Eric Hamber defensive end Jacob Goodwin produced eight tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble.
The two-way standout for Parksville’s AA No. 2-ranked Ballenas Whalers scored on a three-yard rushing touchdown to seal his team’s 22-12 win over G.W. Graham. Jack also recorded eight tackles to lead the defence.
After a couple of tough weeks, the Seaquam Seahawks got into the conference win column with a 50-7 victory over Victoria’s Belmont Bulldogs. Key in the win? How about the 92 yards rushing and two touchdowns from running back Antonio Pamintuan?
Mission’s Keegan Royal rushed for 92 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Roadrunners claimed their first win of the season, a 30-8 home field triumph over the Abbotsford Panthers.
In a decisive 42-7 win in Vernon against the Clarence Fulton Maroons, Langley Saints running back Kai Thomas carried eight times for 102 yards and two touchdowns, while adding an interception on defence.
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