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Hawks will play in their third provincial championship game in four years

Hawk QB Daniel Markin breaks out on a run of his own, scoring what turns out to be the game-winning touchdown in the third quarter.

By Cam Tucker, Abbotsford Times November 28, 2011 3:35 PM

There was nothing stylish about the W.J. Mouat Hawks and their semifinal win over the Vancouver College Fighting Irish Saturday, but none of that matters.

For the third time in four years, the Mouat Hawks Triple-A varsity football team will play for the Subway Bowl Saturday at BC Place Stadium thanks to a thrilling 14-13 win over the Fighting Irish.

In what was their third semifinal meeting in the last three years against each other, the Hawks squeaked through to the championship game thanks to touchdowns from quarterback Daniel Markin in the third quarter and runningback Devin Logan in the first quarter.

The difference was a missed extra point convert attempt in the fourth quarter off the foot of Vancouver College’s Justin Sanvido.

The Fighting Irish appeared to get back on even terms with a late fourth quarter touchdown, however Sanvido missed the extra point, which would have tied the game.

Instead, the Hawks caught a lucky break and will now play the Mt. Douglas Rams for the provincial title.

“It feels great,” said the Hawks’ Markin.

“All that work has paid off and we’ve got one more game and that’s a great feeling. You want to continue your high school season as long as you can and now we’ve done that and it’s going to go to the very end.”

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