By Dan Kinvig – Abbotsford News Published: October 09, 2011
In AAA action, the No. 2-ranked W.J. Mouat Hawks dropped a 25-20 decision to No. 1-ranked St. Thomas More in a marquee match-up in Burnaby on Friday evening.
Trailing 19-14 late in the fourth quarter, Hawks QB Daniel Markin hit Deion Bain in the end zone for the go-ahead major. Mouat’s two-point convert attempt failed, giving them a 20-19 lead with less than three minutes remaining.
But the Knights marched down the field, and QB Mike Carney found Giovani Trasolini for a seven-yard TD to reclaim the lead.
The Hawks had one last chance, but the Knights intercepted Markin to clinch the victory.
“We let them make a couple big pass plays,” Mouat head coach Denis Kelly said, reflecting on STM’s game-winning drive. “We were just a little bit off our game.
“But St. Thomas More did a nice job scouting us, and certainly they were ready for a lot of the stuff we did against Vancouver College (a 42-14 Mouat win) the week before.”
Bain had a huge game for Mouat, hauling in six passes for 109 yards and two TDs, while Markin completed 16 of 45 passes for 234 yards. Running back Devin Logan also found the end zone, but the Knights limited him to 38 rushing yards on 15 carries. Jake Heathcote led the Mouat defence with nine tackles.
The Hawks are the lone local squad at home this week, as they host the Terry Fox Ravens at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.