High school football Friday at Apple Bowl

Rutland, Mt. Boucherie and KSS all at home this weekend for exhibition action

A pair of local rivals, the Rutland Voodoos and Mt. Boucherie Bears, will meet Friday in B.C. high school football preseason action.

Kick off at the Apple Bowl is 4 p.m. The Voodoos played to a tie in their only exhibition game to date, while the Bears sit at 1-1.

Then at 6:30 Friday, the KSS Owls (2-0) will take to the field against the Vernon Panthers.

Here’s how Central Okanagan’s three teams fared over the weekend in exhibition play:

• Rutland Voodoos 23 Prince George 23

The Voodoos first preseason game produced a tie game with Prince George Secondary on hot Saturday afternoon at RSS.

Jacob Kalashnikoff had a big day for the Voodoos, scoring on a 90-yard return on the opening kick off, making court tackles and recovering fumble.

Dakota Robertson rushed nine times for 60 yards and a touchdown and had 5 tackles

Quarterback Elias Gering plunged in for a touchdown from a yard out, kicked two converts and the game-tying field goal from 44 yards out with a minute left. He also had five tackles on defense.

IN junior varsity action, the Voodoos and PG played to a 12-12 tie.

“It was our first exhibition game of the year, and with so many new players, our coach staff is very pleased with hustle and toughness displayed in the 30+ weather by both the JV and Varsity,” said Rutland coach Peter McCall. “There are a lot of little things that need to be corrected, but it was nice to see everybody get some chances in an evenly matched game.”

• KSS Owls 43 Mission 6

Despite some key absences on defence, the KSS Owls didn’t give up much in downing the Mission Secondary 43-6 Saturday on the Lower Mainland.

The Owls, now 2-0 in the preseason, were without starting linebackers Zack Vint and Sean McMechan, while Jack Lawson went down early with an injury.

Parker Simson had a big day for the Owls, scoring on offence, defence and special teams.

The senior pivot scored two touchdowns on runs, returned an interception 30 yards for a major and returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown. He also had a pick on defence.

Seth Campbell scored on an eight-yard run, while Adam Dibiase scored the other on a one-yard plunge.

With the Owls up 36-6 at the half, the coaches agreed to play running time in the second half.

Keenen Berg led the defence with five tackles and two sacks.

• Mt. Douglas 34 Mt. Boucherie 8

B.C. champions two of the last three years, the Mt. Douglas Rams were just a little too much for the Mt. Boucherie Bears Saturday in Victoria.

Still, head coach Mike Godwin said the game was closer than the score might indicate.

“We just gave up a few big plays due to inexperience and mental mistakes,” Godwin said. “They have a speed burner that can really hurt you if given the opportunity, and we gave him too many of them. Other than that it was pretty even in terms of physicality and hitting.”

An injury kept Bears quarterback Tyler Toic on the sidelines for all but two series in the game and the offense sputtered.

Zac Callaghan had a good day on both sides of the ball, rushing for 58 yards on six carries and racking up eight tackles on defense. Wyatt Fagan, Nate Humes and Max Stoochnoff each had sacks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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