CFC50 Game of the Week (BC): Mt. Doug kicks off season with mother of matchups

Football season has officially started out on the west coast in British Columbia for regular season play and have we got a great matchup to kick it off. The No. 17 CFC50 ranked team, South Delta Sun Devils, will be treated to No. 35 CFC50, the Mount Douglas Rams, under the Friday Night Lights this week.

The Sun Devils went 5-2 last year in regular season play and 2-1 in the Subway Bowl playoffs. They will be a tough contender once again in the AAA Western conference.

While they lost a few key players to graduation in CFC100 duo, quarterback Michael Calvert and receiver Billy Matwichyna, they will have athlete CFC100 Andrew Kraft to lead in his senior year and CFC100 athlete Ben McDonald – who will resume his more natural position at quarterback.

“I look forward to getting back on the field for the first time since spring ball and to see my guys gel together as a team,” said McDonald. “I think in order to win on Friday, we need to have very strong line play, both defence and offence. We also need to keep a positive energy and keep the pressure on Kremler because he is a great quarterback.”

While the Sun Devils won’t boast a lot of size, they will have the depth at their skill positions.

The Mount Douglas Rams were eliminated by the New Westminster Hyacks in the quarter finals of last season’s Subway Bowl, but they are better positioned to take a run deep into the playoffs this year. They boast a lot of size and depth at the skill positions. However, their team is a young one as they graduated some key linemen in CFC100 Phil Grohovac, CFC100 Soren Hallschmid, and CFC100 Jake Ounsted.

“For the 2018 season, the Rams will be blessed with several talented players but will be young and need to replace several blue-chip starters, especially along the offensive and defensive lines,” said head coach Mark Townsend.

That being said, they will be returning pivot CFC100 Gideone Kremler. He’ll be surrounded by a variety of weapons in twin bother, CFC100 Zairech Kremler, as well as receiver Sebastian Hansen, who can be used in many capacities and is very versatile.

“I’m just excited to see our guys go 100% and hit people that aren’t their own teammates. It’s our first test of the season and if the way we are practicing is any indication, then things are gonna be exciting come Friday,” said Gideone. “We strive to out will our opponents every game and it won’t be any different this time around.”

Defensively, they will look to defensive lineman, Aidan Bertuzzi, to cause havoc to his opponents. “Aiden is an outstanding player on both sides of the football but will be particularly tough on opposing teams when he lines up as a defensive end,” said Coach Townsend.

Also look for Dante Carbone, Sam Mosky, and Ivan Xu to be key players to watch.

This should be a good one. Kickoff is at 3:15pm PST at Goudy Turf, Victoria, British Columbia.


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