Voodoos win gridiron opener, Royals up next

Pete McCall's squad takes down Earl Marriott on a soggy afternoon in Surrey to kick off the B.C. high school football regular season

  • Mon Oct 10th, 2016 7:00am
  • Sports

The Rutland Voodoos beat Earl Marriott to open BC high school football regular season.

The Rutland Voodoos kicked off their 2016 B.C. high school football regular season in style with a 27-15 win over the Earl Marriott Mariners Saturday in Surrey.

On a rainy afternoon, running back Matt Klak powered the Voodoos to with three touchdowns and 264 yards rushing. Zach Hemmett scored the other major on a one-yard plunge.

On defense, Jared Pimiskern had six tackles and 1 sack, Brayden Anderson had six tackles and a fumble recovery, while Kyle Solloway added six tackles.

“It was rainy in Vancouver, so we ran the ball downhill all day,” said McCall, the Voodoos head coach. “Matt Klak was terrific at running back Brayden Anderson paved the way at FB and our offensive line was quicker at the point of attack.”

“Defensively, we managed to bend but not break. Ultimately, we out executed them , mentally, and showed our conditioning as the game wore on.”

The Voodoos (1-0) will play host to Handsworth Friday at the Apple Bowl. Kick off is 6:30 p.m.

Terry Fox 57 Mt.Boucherie 20

The Bears put up a fight but ultimately fell to the Ravens and their unstoppable running back.

Jeremie Kankolongo rushed for more than 350 yards and scored five touchdowns in Fox’s win Friday in Coquitlam.

Boucherie quarterback Taylor Knoll did his best to keep the Bears close, completing 19 of 32 passes for 197 and three major scores. Steve Johnson caught a pair of TD passes, including an 86-yarder. Knoll also rushed 16 times for 104 yards.

Bouxcherie will be back on the road Friday when they visit Lord Tweedsmuir.

WJ Mouat 20 KSS Owls 0

The Owls were shutout for the second time in the regular season on Friday in Abbotsford.

Despite the loss, head coach Chris Cartwright said his team battled and  played well on defense.

“It was a great football game,” said Cartwright. You don’t like to lose these ones especially when the team is battling every play. Our defence played an amazing game for us and put us in great position on offense.  Unfortunately, we couldn’t get the momentum to get one in the end zone.”

The Owls will host the powerhouse Terry Fox Ravens (3-0) on Friday. Kick off at the Apple Bowl is 4 p.m.