… the Okanagan champion Kelowna Owls will play the host role when it entertains Abbotsford’s No. 2-ranked W.J. Mouat Hawks in a 2 p.m. contest Saturday at CNN Stadium.
The Hawks have a game-breaking feature back in Devin Logan while Taylor Hinton and Maleek Irons are also threats. Mouat quarterback Daniel Markin is as dangerous running as he is throwing, and receiver Deion Bain is a practitioner of special catches.
“We’re thinking of just installing a plexi-glass wall on the goal lines to keep them from scoring,” joked Owls’ head coach Roy Anderson who will count on big defensive plays from the likes of Cole Mosychuk, Cody Lees and Hudsen Andersen. “Seriously, we will have to play our absolute best game of the season and attack them defensively in some different ways and try and create some turnovers.”
Mouat made a real defensive statement with its 31-0 opening-round shutout over Terry Fox, and Anderson knows how much pride Mouat players like Hinton and Jake Heathcote had in holding the Ravens scoreless.
“Mouat’s defensive line plays a great control game and their linebackers are the best we’ve seen this year, so we have our hands full.”
Kelowna’s offensive line will have to remain stout in the face that defence to give gutsy Owls’ quarterback Sam Davies the time to work his magic. Nathan Brown and Brook Blackmore have been banged up but need to step up and make big plays.