High school roundup (BC) [3]: Tweedsmuir gets shutout; Abby, Windsor duke it out

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Robert Bateman (7), West Van (6)

More non-conference action this weekend. Bateman ended West Vancouver’s undefeated season in a tight one.

Bateman would score late in the game to seal the deal with running back, Brock McCartney’s 35-yard touchdown run and the added convert by Sam Davenport.

West Van’s quarterback did his darnedest completing 19-35 and 198 yards and 1 passing touchdown while defensively, Ryerson Wallace would register 7 tackles and 1 sack and teammate, Ben Croasdale would also get 7 tackles to his name.

Robert Bateman will go on to play John Barsby this week, while West Vancouver faces Ballenas.

Roadrunners quarterback Hamen Gill avoids a Centennial defender during B.C. high school football action on Friday. (Credit: Ben Lypka)

Centennial (6), Mission (39)

After watching Mission get grilled by CFC50 ranked teams, New West and South Delta, Mission re-grouped and came away with the win, 39-6, against the Centennial Centaurs.

Centennial’s quarterback, Max Kennedy, would score the lone rushing touchdown. It was all about Mission in this game. Jayden Watrin would have 5 receptions for 95 yards and 1 touchdown reception. Cole Dorward would have 154 yards on 11 carries and 2 rushing touchdowns. Eli Young would lead the Mission defense with 6 tackles and 2 sacks.

Mission will face Mt. Boucherie this week and we predict it will be a good one. Centennial will have to tangle with STMC on the 29th.

Kelowna (0), STMC (28)

Opening your regular season in a shut out is always great for whatever team is doing the shutting out. St. Thomas More was the one on the winning side of this one….again.

With 3 shut outs in a row (2 in pre-season action) for STM, this can only add to their confidence as they prepare and play each weekend. With it being so early in the season, you can’t really get a gauge on the Eastern conference until the top 4 (Terry Fox, Tweedsmuir, Mission, STM) all play each other.

STM’s quarterback, Dario Ciccone would finish the night with 165 yards passing. Running back Tyler Eckert would have 120 yards on 17 carries and 1 touchdown while teammate Jonah Fridfinnson would have 1 touchdown reception. Michael Simone would 50-yard returned punt for a touchdown. Defensively, Sam Steele would register 10 tackles and 4 sacks.

For Kelowna they had moments that looked like they could catch up to STM, but they could not find the end zone on offense.

“Our defense played well causing turnovers and giving us an opportunity to make something happen, but we could not capitalize on those opportunities,” said head coach, Chris Cartwright. “Football is about having the right attitude to compete. We as a team are working on character to be able to be successful on the field.  It’s a process.  There is no doubt that we can compete with anyone in our conference, but the attitude from players will determine that.”

We caught up with Coach Cartwright after the game, hear what he had to say:

This week doesn’t get any easier as Kelowna will have to play defending provincial champions the Terry Fox Ravens at Terry Fox. Pull up your boot straps boys.

Ballenas (34), Nanaimo District (9)

More non-conference action saw Ballenas take it to NDSS, 34-9.

With 4 touchdowns, Logan Pepper would be the major contributor to Ballenas’ win. However quarterback Ben Robinson would also add one rushing touchdown to his name. Defensively, Ethan Marquis would have 7 tackles, Josh Rice 6, and Noah Seselja would get 5 tackles in their stand against Nanaimo.

Ballenas will face West Vancouver on the 30th.

Lord Tweedsmuir (48), Mt. Boucherie (0)

After Lord Tweedsmuir’s impressive play against previously ranked CFC50 Vancouver College 2 weeks ago – while they lost 17-14 – they continue to show us flashes with their shutout this weekend over Mt. Boucherie, 48-0.

Lord Tweedsmuir’s quarterback Trey Jones would complete 5/7 for 93 yards and 1 passing touchdown. Walter Dingwall would add to his QB stats with going 4/7 for 29 yards and 1 passing touchdown. CFC100 Derek Best showed everyone why we have him ranked on our top prospects list with 172 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns on the night.

Teammate Braeden Hutchinson would add another rushing touchdown and 123 yards rushing to his stat line. Receiver Yosef Drysdale would have 2 receptions on 76 yards and 1 touchdown and Thomas Box would add the other passing touchdown on 16 yards and 2 receptions. Overall, the offense would have over 400 yards of total offense.

Defensively, Jacob Stebbings would have a great night with 9 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, and 2 interceptions. Griffin O’Connor would register 6 tackles on the night.

Mt. Boucherie’s linebacker, Nate Schroeder would register 8 tackles while defensive back Burkley Theriault would add 5 tackles on a very difficult night.

Lord Tweedsmuir will play a struggling WJ Mouat this week while Mt. Boucherie will play Mission on the 30th – this should be a good game.

Handsworth (19), Holy Cross (14)

Another non-conference game was played between Holy Cross and Handsworth in what looked like a tight, back and forth duel.

Rising quarterback prospect for Handsworth, Tate Williams, would thrill with a 70-yard long bomb for a touchdown to Keelan White. White would add another rushing touchdown to his name on the night. On defense, with 8 tackles each, Jame Mooney and Evan Currie would help to stop Holy Cross’ offense.

The two scoring touchdowns by Holy Cross came from quarterback Nate Hunt to receiver Ethan Yip.

Both Handsworth and Holy Cross are on a bye this weekend.

John Barsby (42), Spectrum (6)

John Barsby had won both their non-conference games by significant scores so far. They won’t get their real test until next week when they play Robert Bateman on the 29th.

Hugh Boyd (13), Vernon (31)

While still waiting to start their regular season, Vernon beat Hugh Boyd in non-conference action, 31-13.

Vernon was clearly in the driver’s seat, but not before Austin Berry could get the only 2 touchdowns for Hugh Boyd and Kamron Porbeni would have 1 fumble recovery and Berry would add an interception on defensive side of things.

Running back for the Panthers, Charles Lemay, had 17 carries for 89 yards and 1 rushing touchdown, while fellow running back Landon Colvin also had 1 rushing touchdown. Quarterback Thomas Hyett would have a solid game despite the fact that one of his main offensive weapons, Ben Hladik, was out with injury. He would throw 2 touchdown passes, both to Zack Smith who seemed to take the reins from Hladik. Hyett would complete 14/17 for 174 yards on the evening. Smith would go on to score another major with a catch that continued to feed Vernon’s drive. Defensively, Landon Colvin would register 8 tackles and Trey Defoor would have 6. Brady Szeman would also have 6 tackles along with a fumble recovery.

Hugh Boyd will get a bye this weekend and Vernon won’t see any action until Oct. 6th when they play Westsyde.

Windsor (44), Abbotsford (27)

We thought this was going to be a game, and it didn’t disappoint. Moving back down to the AA level after a brief stint last year in AAA, we don’t think Abby had anticipated their loss, 44-27, to the Windsor Dukes.

Completing 11/17 and 141 yards to go along with 1 passing touchdown – not finished yet – as well as 112 rushing yards on 19 carries and 4 rushing touchdowns, we would say Ryan Baker had something to prove. Julien Perri would have 77 yards on 3 carries and 1 rushing touchdown. It seemed, though, that interceptions were the bane of the night with Perri, Sean Werbowski, Mitch Townsend, Ben McMichael, and Brad Royce all adding 1 to their stat line.

Windsor will go on to play Hugh Boyd on Oct. 6th, while Abby will play newcomer, Samuel Roberts Technical (SRT).

Rutland (21), C. Fulton (28)

Having won 2 of their 3 non-conference games, C. Fulton will continue their season on the 6th when they play South Kamloops. Rutland on the other hand, will play South Kamloops this week.

Eric Hamber (0), Pitt Meadows (52)

Pitt Meadows shut out Tier II, Eric Hamber, 52-0 in non-conference action. After losing to Windsor in similar fashion last week, 53-7, we guess they needed to prove something this week, even if it was to a Tier II team. Look for them to play Nanaimo next week in more non-conference action.

Langely (14), Argyle (34)

In non-conference action this past weekend, Argyle would come out on top of this one 34-14. Argyle’s quarterback would complete 11/15 for 175 yards to go along with 3 touchdowns. He would also get 1 touchdown on the ground. Devin O’Hea would have 1 touchdown reception and one rushing touchdown of his own. Anton Mellinghaus would score the other passing touchdown. Defensively, Jacob Green would register a whopping 16 tackles and teammate Kurt Stothers would add 9 tackles to his overall stats.

Langley will be on a bye this week and Argyle will play Howe Sound on the 30th.

Frank Hurt (28), Westsyde (29)

Westsyde is 2-0 in non-conference action as they beat Kelly Road 2 weeks ago 29-8 and continued the momentum this week with a squeaker over Frank Hurt. Next week they will match up against Eric Hamber in more non-conference action.


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