By Howard Tsumura Sun, Sep 19 2010
ABBOTSFORD — Devin Logan rushed for three touchdowns on Saturday, leading Triple A No. 1-ranked W.J. Mouat of Abbotsford to a 33-6 win over Victoria’s visiting and No. 5-ranked Mt. Douglas Rams.
After No. 2-ranked Terry Fox’s convincing 49-0 win over New Westminster on Friday night, Mouat head coach Denis Kelly said it was important that his team turn in a quality performance of its own.
“I think Fox looked so dominant and our kids all saw it on a webcast,” admitted Kelly. “Everyone was impressed. But it’s a long season and we just have to keep on improving. A lot can happen between now and (Nov. 5) when we play them. There’s a lot of tough games ahead.”
Mouat quarterback Cam Bedore tossed touchdown passes of 45 and 28 yards to John Watson and Desmond Bassi respectively to account for Mouat’s other majors. Mt. Douglas running back Terrell Davis rushed for 110 yards and scored the Rams’ lone TD on a one-yard plunge.
“Mouat is a great team,” said Rams’ head coach Alexis Sanschagrin. “But it was all about execution and we made way too many mistakes on both sides of the ball.”
Kelly was quick to point out that the Rams were able to get receivers behind the Mouat secondary on several occasions Saturday, and several pass attempts by quarterback Tyler Fong were very nearly turned into majors that would have changed the complexion of the game.”We were playing for (Davis) to run the ball, which he did,” said Kelly, “but they couldn’t cash in on long passes. They were well behind our coverage. So that encouraged us to just keep on blitzing and put the pressure on Fong and Davis. The fact they didn’t hit those passes was a turning point because they were wide open.”
Replied Sanschagrin: “That’s what we talked about: execution in the first half. Definitely those would have been key moments, but hats off to Mouat. We wanted to measure ourselves against one of top teams before conference play to see where we stand and learn where we stand, to be a better team.”
Kelly was happy with Logan’s performance, which showcased his poise in traffic and his ability to work with his blockers.
“He’s a very good athlete and he’s got a little bit of a different style than (2010 grad) Allan Dicks. Dicks was more of a power guy, straight through the seam. But Logan reads and cuts. And he’s got very good hands, so we can spread it out with him as an inside receiver.”