By Dan Kinvig – Abbotsford News
Published: October 12, 2010 2:00 PM
Tanner Hamade returned an interception to the end zone for the second consecutive week, and added a touchdown reception to pace the No. 1-ranked W.J. Mouat Hawks to a 35-0 victory over Lord Tweedsmuir of Surrey in their conference opener last Friday.
“He’s really had a good couple of games,” Mouat coach Denis Kelly said of Hamade, a senior defensive back/receiver. “He anticipates the play very well (on defence). He knows the receivers, he really studies them, and he just jumps in for interceptions. He’s got great timing in that regard.”
Mouat quarterback Cam Bedore completed 11 of 15 passes for 212 yards, including a trio of touchdown passes to Hamade, Desmond Bassi and Luke Friesen, as the Hawks improved to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in AAA Eastern Conference play.
Bassi accounted for more than half of the Hawks’ passing offence, hauling in five passes for 127 yards, while John Watson had two interceptions.
According to Kelly, the game was marred by a series of personal fouls committed by the Tweedsmuir squad. Further discipline could be forthcoming, as B.C. High School Football is studying the game tapes.
“It wasn’t a good scene,” Kelly said. “They (B.C. High School Football) are looking at the tapes, but I’ve reviewed it, and there were lots of personal fouls. Most of them were called (by the officials). But it was uncalled for, in terms of being away from the play.”