High school roundup (BC) [7]: Big scores as teams bare down for the homestretch to playoffs

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Carson Graham (0), Mt. Douglas (44)

It was the return of the Mount Douglas Rams that we have been used to seeing for many years. While struggling through this season, this game showed none of that as they shut out Carson Graham 44-0.

The Rams would get the scoring going with a 24-yard rushing touchdown by Sebastian Hansen. Sam Mosky would get in on this action with a 3-yard rushing touchdown of his won, 13-0. Quarterback, Gideone Kremler would show us his old self as he guided his offense for the win with three touchdown passes; one to Dante Carbone (34-yards), Zairech Kremler (20-yards), and Hayden Naylor (45-yards).

This would bring the teams to halftime with a score of 31-0.

Zairech Kremler wasn’t finished as he scored a 50-yard rushing touchdown in the second half. Isaiah Cardilicchia would finish the scoring for the Rams with a 61-yard pass to Sebastian Hansen with a touchdown reception. The final score of the game, 44-0 for the Rams.

“Our defensive play was stellar, forcing 3 turnovers, and Gideone Kremler guided ‎the offense in the win. Carson Graham is a tough team especially [with] quarterback Charlie McMillan, but we are very proud of the effort of our players today,” commented head coach, Mark Townsend for the Rams. “We still have some work to do in not taking penalties, but overall a good team win.”

Gideone Kremler (1)

Gideone Kremler ‎would complete 13 of 16 passes for 238 yards and 3 touchdowns. Isaiah Cardilicchia would have 83 yards passing and a passing touchdown. “Comfort almost always comes with time and right now, my outstanding O Line is giving me all the time I need in the pocket to get comfortable,” commented Kremler when we asked how he felt in the game.

The transition from injury to being back on the field can sometimes be a difficult things, but Kremler is feeling confident in his play these past few games.

“The last few games I feel I have plunged right back into the swing of things with this team and I feel we are a real threat coming into the end of the season here. As an athlete, there is always something to work on, no matter how big or small, but at my stage, I’m still going back to the basics and trying to get those into prestige shape again,” he said. “The game this past week against a tough Carson Graham team was phenomenal. The guys stepped up for possibly their last home game of this season and it really showed.”

Leading receivers for the Rams were Sebastian Hansen with 115 yards and 1 touchdown reception and Hayden Naylor with 106 yards and 1 touchdown reception. Zairech Kremler had 52 yards and 1 touchdown reception, and Dante Carbone had 34 yards and 1 touchdown.

On the ground, Zairech Kremler was the leading rusher with 8 carries for 87 yards and 1 rushing touchdown, followed by Sebastian Hansen with 24 yards and 1 touchdown reception.

Soren Hallschmid (54)

On defense, CFC100 Jake Ounsted led the way with 6 tackles.”I feel like our team has really come together with having Gideone back and have really started to play good football like we are used to,” Ounsted said. “We need to keep being focused on our goal of making it as far as we can in the playoffs and avoid injuries. I feel like if we keep playing like we have in the past 3 games we can really be a contender for the championship.”

Aiden Bertuzzi ‎had 5 tackles plus 1 sack, followed by CFC100 Soren Hallschmid, Sebastian Hansen and Peter Primeau with 5 tackles each, Hayden Naylor with 4 tackles and an interception, and Dante Carbone with 4 tackles. Connor Clarke had an interception and Ben Pierik had a fumble recovery.

“With the athletes we have on the field, skill position and line, it makes my job a heck of a lot easier. We had huge plays and games in general from our skill position guys such as Dante Carbone, Hayden Naylor, Sebastian Hansen and not to mention, my brother, Zairech Kremler, who is coming out as a top back in our league right now,” mentioned Kremler. “I think we are a team to watch in this final stretch and we will shock some teams with our physicality and discipline.”

While Carson Graham did have a tough night, head coach Brian Brady mentioned that this team was “aggressive, fast, and polished”.

“Their Dbs competed and challenged every throw and their DL pursues to the ball and are a force up front. It looks like they are hitting their stride and turning a corner,” he commented.

Parker Henderson Burt would register 9 tackles for the Eagles and Mahyar Hosseini made 4 tackles himself.

“We now turn our attention to the challenge of playing against a very strong Vancouver College team next week,” said Coach Townsend.

Vancouver College lost to CFC50 Seaquam this past weekend, 34-21. Carson Graham will go on to play the No. 9 ranked CFC50 New Westminster Hyacks.

Rutland (14), Handsworth (56)

The Handsworth Royals pummeled the Rutland Voodoos from Kelowna this past weekend with a 56-14 win.

“The game went really well, our line was strong giving us a good run game. Our QB, Evan Currie, also threw really well,” said receiver for the Royals, Keelan White. White would would have 5 catches for 115 yards, 85 yards rushing to go along with 1 touchdown reception.

After the game the head coach for Rutland, Peter McCall, said, “#13 [Keelan White] lived up to everything we saw on film and there is nothing more we could have done.”

Quarterback Evan Currie would finish the night with over 250 passing yards. Theo Benedt, would also have 1 touchdown reception. Robert Lutman would have 1 rushing touchdown for 5 yards, and Kellan Whige would also get score a major.

“I think my game was good I had some pretty good runs and receptions, putting some moves on guys in the open field including a hurdle into the end zone for my only TD of the game,” said White. “Our line was strong, creating good holes for me and great pass protection to let our QB get me the ball” said Keelan.

On defense for the Royals, it was an all-round team effort with James Mooney and Currie leading the charge.

“I could’ve played the ball better on defense,” commented White. “There were a few plays where I think I could’ve had an interception and I also missed a few tackles. Overall I think I did really well and our team came out with the W.”

Handsworth will play in a non-conference game on Saturday against South Kamloops and Rutland goes on to face the Nanaimo District Islanders.

W.J. Mouat (6), Kelowna (39)

“It was another great win for us.  I feel that we are starting to believe in the culture, process, and systems that we are putting in place on the field,” said head coach, Chris Cartwright, for the Kelowna Owls over their win 39-6 versus the W.J. Mouat Hawks.

With a much improved run game helped by the offensive line who had “great blocks” according to coach, the Owls seem to be making some headway with two wins under their belt now.

Blaise Beauchemin (7), KSS (Photo Credit: Lorne White/KelownaNow)

Kelowna’s Blaise Beauchemin rushed for 11 carries for 172 yards with 2 rushing touchdowns.”I think offensively we played great! We ran hard right from the start scoring 2 touchdowns early in the game,” said Beauchemin. “Defensively we shut down the run but improvement is needed on our pass coverage.”

Beauchemin continued, “In order for us to be successful in the next game we need to come out hard and establish our run game. We need to get points on the board early and continue to put points up. Our defence needs to be solid and needs to stop the run game early.”

Marus Athans (4), KSS (Photo Credit: Lorne White/KelownaNow)

Quarterback Marcus Athans rushed for 18 yards and had 2 touchdowns to his name, while Ben Peters also had a rushing touchdown for 58 yards on the night.

Max Sprenger and Tyler Klotzbach led the defense with 7 tackles each.

“We are starting to get a good rotation with our line on defense, which is helping with our front,” commented coach. “Our defense played very well for us and gave us great field position to be successful.  It was another all round great team win.”

Kelowna will face Mission this week while W.J. Mouat will go on to meet CFC50 St. Thomas More.

John Barsby (34), Hugh Boyd (13)

In a game where the score doesn’t tell the whole truth, the Barsby Bulldogs beat the Hugh Boyd Trojans, 34-13.

“We played pretty well actually.  I don’t think the final score is totally indicative of the play.  A couple of bad penalties at crucial times,” explained head coach Bill Haddow for the Trojans. “We failed on a couple of fourth and short gambles as well that hurt.”

Trojans Quaterback Byron Ruvalcaba would complete 12/21 for 180 yards. Reace Mok would score on a 22-yard run and would have 139 yards on 13 carries and Austin Berry would score on a 12-yard major. Receiver Isaiah Daniels would have 6 receptions for 87 yards. Abe Ravvin converted one of those touchdowns and Tyler Humphrey would get an interception on the night.

For the bulldogs, quarterback Cameron Wright would have 1 passing touchdown, Ethan Laing would have an 8-yard touchdown reception, and Colin Nutting would get a 65-yard pick-6, just one of the big turning point plays in the game. Steen Rasmussen would get 1 touchdown reception.

“I think the team performed pretty well under the circumstances with their fans. The Trojans are a fantastic association with great players and coaches,” commented Wright. “Our defence was playing great and the offence run game was unstoppable.”

Linebacker Ryan Jensen would register 10 tackles, linebacker Coleton Forrester would have 6 tackles and Tomo Takeuchi would get 5 tackles to round out the defense.

“Usual football game, where the result usually swings on a few key plays.  Full credit to Barsby,” said Coach Haddow.

Hugh Boyd will face the Argyle Pipers this Friday and John Barsby get the joy of playing the undefeated Windsor Dukes.

Argyle (21), Ballenas (14)

The Argyle Pipers would take it this weekend in a 21-14 win over the Ballenas Whalers.

Quarterback for the Pipers, Mac Ward completed 25/30 for 246 yards and 3 touchdowns, 2 of those rushing. Devin O’Hea would have 8 catches on 141 yards as well as 9 tackles on defense. Kurt Stother’s would add to that with 8 tackles of his own.

With injuries and other issues plaguing the Whalers, the team showed fortitude and never gave up. Ballenas has been within 1-2 scores in every game so far this season. They are still looking for the winning recipe that will put all the pieces together and it will click into place.

Backup quarterback, Ben Chomolok, would get on passing touchdown and 1 rushing touchdown on the night, while receiver Josh Rice would have 1 touchdown reception.

Ballenas will go on to play a non-conference game against West Vancouver this week, while Argyle goes on to play Hugh Boyd on Friday.

Valleyview (0), Clarence Fulton (50)

The Clarence Fulton Maroons would add to the craziness in BC this weekend with their shut out, 50-0, over the Valleyview Vikings.

With the score 43-0 at the half, the Maroons were executing to perfection in all three phases of the game.

“Our kids have done a good job getting themselves focused before games and they come out and execute,” commented head coach, Mike Scheller for Fulton.

They would score four touchdowns from four different players on six plays to open the game. With this many offensive weapons, it makes it hard for other teams to defend.

“Olson at QB makes smart decisions and he distributes the ball well. Doyle is a threat to score every time he touches it and he left the game with a 51 yard rush average. Nate Foster had a good game at receiver for us and he brings a good work ethic to our team. Logan Higgs, JJ Heaton, and Sean Jasminez played well on our O-line,” coach said of some of his athletes. “The O-line gets better each week and coach Ethan Schulz has done a good job with them.”

Quarterback Ike Olson would complete 3/7 for 88 yards and 2 passing touchdowns and backup quarterback Evan Trottier would complete 1/2 for 10 yards and 1 touchdown. Caden Doyle would rush for 102 yards on 2 carries with 1 rushing touchdown as well as 1 catch for 17 yards and 1 touchdown reception. Cole Hunter would get 2 rushing touchdowns on the night, while teammate, Ryan Rumsey, would add to the score with a major of his own. Receivers, Teigen Derkach and Koalden Budeit-Oakden would both get a touchdown reception from Olson.

“Defensively, we played smart, fast and tough football. Our kids are flying to the ball and we are starting to tackle better. The boys wanted the shutout tonight and fought to keep it,” explained Coach Scheller. “Harrower had his best game of the season at OLB and was all over the field. Rumsey captains our defense and does a lot of good things for us. Cayden Coombs saw a lot of time at safety and he played well. He improves every week for us. Cole Hunter at DE is starting to play like he can and made some nice plays on defense.”

Nate Banga would register 7 tackles for the Maroons. Carson Harrower and Liam Gombrich would each have 5 tackles, and Logan Higgs and Hunter Krieger would have 4 tackles. Olson and Hunter would each get a QB sack as well.

“Overall, our defense is shaping into form nicely,” said Coach.

Fulton will go on to play Vernon on Friday. This should be a huge game for both teams. Valleyview goes on the meet Westsyde.

Abbotsford (52), Langley (2)

In another lopsided win that seems to have been the theme for many games in BC this weekend, the Abbotsford Panthers beat the Langley Saints, 52-2.

“We established our ground game early on with the support of a strong defense that gave us great field position all day,” said head coach for Abbotsford, Jay Fujimura.

CFC100 Samwel Uko of the Panthers had 213 total yards, rushing for 155 yards and 5 touchdown, and a 52-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Quarterback Ethan Anderson completed 8/13 for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns as well as 37 yards rushing on 2 carries and Karl Von Einsiedel would have have 110 yards on 5 catches to go along with 1 touchdown reception.

The Panthers capitalized on good field position throughout the game courtesy of their defense that was led by Johnny Stevenson with 6 tackles, 2 sacks, and 1 fumble recovery, and Gavin Khatar with 5 tackles and 1 sack.

Abbotsford will matchup against Robert Bateman on Friday and Langley will get a competitive game against Pitt Meadows.

Robert Bateman (0), SRT (12)

In a game plagued by turnovers for the Bateman Timberwolves, they came out on the losing end against SRT, 0-12.

“Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. 4 turnovers by us today,” said Coach David Mills of Robert Bateman.

SRT would be first on the board with a 3-yard score in the first quarter. They would not score against until the 4th quarter with a 13-yard passing touchdown, the final score 12-0 for SRT.

“Defensively we battled very hard today.  Lead by the gritty play of grade 10 LB Phoenix Moller with 11 tackles,” said Coach Mills. “Offensively we were inept for most of the game. We gave them the ball 4 times and didn’t decide to move the ball at all until there was 3 minutes left in the game.”

SRT goes on to play G.W. Graham this week and Bateman will have their hands full with the Abbotsford Panthers on Friday at 3pm.

South Kamloops (0), Vernon (53)

In another shutout in British Columbia, the Vernon Panthers didn’t give the South Kamloops Titans time to even think about it.

Being off for a week due to a forfeited win, the Panthers were nonetheless sharp and executed the game plan well. Quarterback Thomas Hyett would complete 10/12 for 247 yards passing and 4 touchdown passes. Charles Lemay rushed for 86 yards, 1 rushing touchdown, as well as 8 tackles on defense while Kael Black had 8 carries on 62 yards and 1 touchdown, and 6 tackles on defense.

Perez Vermeulen would have 123 yards on 3 catches and 2 touchdowns. Braden Barnard would get a pick-6 for a touchdown and Brad Hladik and Landon Colvin would each get a touchdown reception.

G.W. Graham (47), Pitt Meadows (14)

The Pitt Meadows Marauders were beat out by the G.W. Graham Grizzlies this weekend, 14-47. With a star athlete in Von Richardson for the Grizzlies, there didn’t seem to be any amount of scheming that could put a stop on this kid.

Richardson would rush for 224 yards on 26 carries and 4 touchdowns, as well as register 10 tackles and 1 sack on defense. Quarterback Colin Campbell would have 1 rushing touchdown while teammate Darius Kelly would also go for 67 yards on 14 carries and 2 touchdowns. Defensive lineman, Jess Hough would register 6 tackles and 1 sack on the night.

The Grizzlies will go on to meet SRT on Friday and Pitt Meadows faces the Langley Saints.

Windsor (38), Holy Cross (0)

The undefeated Windsor Dukes kept their record squeaky clean this past weekend with their shut out, 38-0, over the Holy Cross Crusaders. Getting down early and unable to recover, the Crusaders did what they could to get on the board, but were unsuccessful.

The Dukes on the other hand are a well oiled machine are starting to peak for playoffs. Quarterback, Ryan Baker, completed 7/10 on 103 yards passing and 1 passing touchdown, as well as 104 yards on 9 carries and 1 touchdown.

“I think we played well. We got off to a good start scoring on our first drive and followed it by a big defensive stop. It set the tone for the rest of the game,” commented Baker. “We executed our game plan on both sides of the ball effectively but we were far from perfect and still have a lot to work on.”

Ben McMichael would have 2 rushing touchdowns and teammate, Julien Perri would have 88 yards on 6 carries and 1 touchdown reception. Baker would also register 10 tackles on defense.

Regarding next this week’s game against John Barsby, Baker said,”We need to commit ourselves to our game plan and execute it. They are a very strong, physical team. We will need to come with the intensity to match their style of play as well as stay true to who we are as a team and play our game.”

Windsor will get a challenging matchup against a gritty John Barsby team on Friday, while Holy Cross will face the Ballenas Whalers on Saturday.

Nechako Valley (40), Kelly Road (6)

For Nechako Valley, the offense finally started to click according to head coach Sheldon Brown.

“QB Corbin Brown lead the Offence going 3/8 for 82 yards and 2 TDS. Brown found Will Pippy for a 17 yard score and Kostas Bach with a 6 yard score. Brown also found the end zone with 1 rushing TD. Brown finished with 103 total yards of offence,” he rattled off. “Running backs Hunter Westbrook finished the day with 58 yards and 1 TD and Coleson Jensen also had 65 yards rushing including a 60 yard TD run.”

Defensively, forcing the turnover was on the menu. Will Pippy had 2 interception for a total of 61 yards including a 21 yard pick-6. Linebacker Tyler Lang lead the defence with 5 tackles. Defensive lineman, Corbin Brown, finished with 2 tackles, 2 sacks, a blocked punt and recovered a fumble. Linebacker Coleson Jensen also had 3 tackles and 1 sack.

Kelly Road will get a chance to redeem themselves against PGSS on Thursday at 4pm, while NVSS will face College Heights on Sunday at 2pm.

PGSS (33), College Heights (8)

This was a big game for the northern conference as both the CHSS Cougars and PGSS Polars went into the game with identical 3-0 records. It decided who goes into the northern conference playoffs as the #1 seed and who ends up #2.

PGSS opened the scoring with a 12 yard run from Braden Reed. CHSS answered right back with a score of their own. The first quarter was evenly matched with neither side gaining much traction. PGSS turned the tide with an interception from Noah Williams that was returned deep into the CHSS end. PGSS scored on a 6 yard run from Braden Reed.

The half ended at PGSS 14 – CHSS 8

PGSS dominated the second half with a stifling defence which kept the CHSS offence from gaining any traction.

Braden Reed would have 2 touchdowns and Gage Bernard would get 1 touchdown on the night. Defensively for the Polars, Austin Edgson, Max Vohar, and Ben Reed would all register 2 sacks with Reed also getting 1 fumble recovery. Sasha Gajic and Gavin Murray would record 1 sack each.

Frank Hurt (0), Eric Hamber (26)

Eric Hamber added to the shutout count across the country with a 26-0 win over Frank Hurt in Tier 2 football in the BC conference.

You wouldn’t know that the team was struck early with injuries and illnesses that forced the coaches to “get creative” with their play calling and personnel, but came Friday, the stars aligned and the team was as healthy as they have been all week – which was reflected in the score.

“We played with a tempo we haven’t seen from our team all season. The defence was really flying around the field and played relentlessly,” commented head coach Bobby Gibson for Eric Hamber. “Seth Hahn (defensive tackle) returned from injury and is major difference maker in the middle. He’s a big, athletic body and he forces teams to double team him. As a result, Zane Luczenczyn (defensive tackle) had his best game of the season. He’s difficult to block 1-on-1 due to his quickness. We don’t have a lot of size, but our guys play well as a group and keep their motor going, which really is a key to our success.”

He goes on to say;

“Deniz Senoglu is the heart of our defence and a switch from outside to middle linebacker paid huge dividends for us. Earlier in the season, teams could neutralize him by running to the other side of the field. He reads the play well and has great range, so he’s able to play sideline to sideline and teams can’t avoid him when he’s in the middle.

Arthur Mudry Lee is healthy for the first time since our season opener. He makes really good reads at QB, has a great arm, really good speed and is a true dual threat to run or pass on every play. He was able to find a rhythm and connection with Nile Vijayaretnam (WR) and all of his receivers. It really made play calling this week a lot easier.”

Quarterback Lee would complete 10/13 for 142 yards and 2 passing touchdowns as well as 8 carries for 46 yards and 1 rushing touchdown. Sebastian Kondratowski would have 2 receptions for 51 yards and 1 touchdown reception and Nile Vijayaretnam would have 76 yards on 6 catches and 1 touchdown reception.

Defensively, Deniz Senouglu would register 7 tackles and 2 sacks and Josh Haegert would get 5 tackles  and 1 interception (returned for 32 yards). Also, Zane Luczenczyn would have 6 tackles and 1 forced fumble, Mostafa Hekal would have 5 tackles and a fumble recovered for a touchdown to his name. Austain Clare would round out the defensive performance with 2 tackles and 1 interception (return for 7 yards).

Other scores reported

Spectrum (25), Howe Sound (0)



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