Published: September 24, 2010 12:00 PM
The W.J. Mouat Hawks are hoping to bring a bit of American-style hype to the local high school football scene.
And what better way to do that than by hosting a team from south of the border?
Next Friday, Oct. 1, the Barons of Bonita Vista High School in San Diego take on the No. 1-ranked Hawks varsity squad at Mouat Field. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
The cross-border clash will feature a few more flourishes than the average high school gridiron game. CTV B.C. News will be on hand, covering the contest as its High School Heroes game of the week. A colour guard from the Abbotsford Police will participate in the pre-game festivities, and the Mouat football program will raffle off a series of prizes, including a trip for two to San Diego.
“It’s going to be an exciting game,” said Frank Logan, a member of the parents’ organizing committee. “We want to hype this game up to bring awareness to high school football in the area.”
Next Friday’s game is the first of three CTV High School Heroes feature games starring Abbotsford teams. On Oct. 8, the Hawks face Lord Tweedsmuir at Mouat Field. On Oct. 15, the Abbotsford Collegiate Panthers host the Mission Roadrunners at Rotary Stadium.