By Dan Kinvig – Abbotsford News
Published: November 01, 2010 2:00 PM
On the AAA football scene, the No. 1-ranked W.J. Mouat Hawks paved the way for a tantalizing showdown with the No. 2 Terry Fox Ravens this coming Friday, preserving their undefeated record with a 35-6 home victory over the St. Thomas More Knights.
“It was a real good win, based on not playing very well the previous week,” Hawks coach Denis Kelly said, alluding to Mouat’s flat performance in a 31-13 win over Holy Cross on Oct. 23.
The victory over St. Thomas More marked the third time this season the Hawks have beaten the No. 5-ranked team in the province. Previous victims Mount Douglas and Centennial also held down the No. 5 spot coming into games with Mouat.The Hawks’ ability to run the ball on offence and stop the run on defence keyed the win over STM. Holy Cross had success running the ball against Mouat the previous week, but the Hawks largely shut down the Knights on the ground.
Offensively, Mouat tailback Devin Logan and fullback Brady Churly both eclipsed the century mark in rushing yards, while quarterback Cam Bedore scampered for two majors. Bedore also threw scoring passes to David Park and Desmond Bassi.
Up next for the Hawks is a much-anticipated No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown on the road against the Port Coquitlam-based Ravens, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. on Friday at Percy Perry Stadium. Both teams are 4-0 in AAA Eastern Conference play.