By Dan Kinvig – Abbotsford News Published: October 03, 2011 4:00 PM
In the wake of his team’s exceedingly impressive 42-14 road win over Vancouver College on Saturday afternoon, W.J. Mouat Hawks football coach Denis Kelly was quick to note the game wasn’t as lopsided as the score indicated.
“It was a pretty close game,” Kelly asserted. “It was just a couple of key plays that turned it.”
Fortunately for Mouat, they were on the giving end rather than the receiving end of those big plays.
Devin Logan led the way for the Hawks, who came in ranked No. 3 in the provincial AAA rankings, one spot behind Van College. The senior running back ripped the Fighting Irish for 221 rushing yards and four touchdowns on just 14 carries.
On the defensive side of the ball, Nathan Henczel was the key playmaker – he made two interceptions to snuff promising Van College drives, and tacked on a total of 100 return yards.
Quarterback Daniel Markin had his best game of the year in Kelly’s estimation, completing 18 of 29 passes for 176 yards and two TD passes to Deion Bain. Linebackers Jake Heathcote and Taylor Hinton, with 10 tackles apiece, also turned in big games for the Hawks, who improved to 3-1.
Mouat takes on yet another ranked foe on Friday, when they travel to Burnaby to face the No. 1-ranked St. Thomas More Knights (7:30 p.m., Burnaby Lakes). Up for grabs is top spot in the AAA rankings.