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Subway Bowl Championships return to BC Place – Saturday, December 3

Football BC “The Huddle” Newsletter November 2011/Issue #113

For the first time since 2008, the BC High School Football Subway Bowl Championships will be held at BC Place with five games being held on championship Sunday featuring the Grade 8 Division, the Jr. AA and Jr. AAA Divisions, and the Sr. AA and Sr. AAA Divisions.

Ball Hawks: The Hawks' defensive core of (L-R) Nathan Henczel, Jake Heathcote, and Tanner Strauss will be on red-alert against the dynamic Rams in their third quest for the Subway Bowl in four years. Henczel has already made 4 interceptions in the playoffs, Strauss also picked off a Van College pass last week, and Heathcote leads the team with 32 playoff tackles.

Sr. AAA Varsity: Mt. Douglas Rams vs W.J. Mouat Hawks

The Mt. Douglas Rams are technically the underdogs coming into their first-ever Subway Bowl Sr. AAA championship game but the W.J. Mouat Hawks know not to take them lightly especially after the way the Rams took out the top-ranked St. Thomas More Knights last week in the semifinal. Kickoff for the final high school game of the year goes at 7 pm PT.

The fourth-ranked Rams obliterated the favoured Knights by a 54-7 in what head coach Mark Townsend called the “best football Mt. Douglas has ever played in the history of Mt. Douglas football.” Their task won’t get easier though as they’ll have to go up one against of the best teams in BC High School Football over the past several years in the Denis Kelly’s W.J. Mouat Hawks.

The Hawks had a nail-biter in their semifinal affair against the defending champions from Vancouver College but, in the end, the difference was a missed convert by the Fighting Irish that allowed the Hawks to squeak through to the Final with a 14-13 win. This is the Hawks’ third trip to the Final in the last four years but they’ve come up short in each of their last two attempts. Their last Subway Bowl championship came in 2005 when they beat Vancouver College.

The Hawks defeated the Rams in a wild shootout affair in the season opener for both teams back on September 9 by a score of 53-47.

The game can be heard live simulcast on THE TEAM 1040/1410 and can also be seen on tape-delay on Rogers Sportsnet One at 8:30 pm PT. Visit sportsnet.ca/one to find the channel for your local cable or satellite provider.

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