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The Province’s B.C. High School Football report, FN Lights version

by Howard Tsunamura, The Province, Sept 8, 2012

ROBERT BATEMAN 34 at W.J. MOUAT 64

Robert Bateman's Ben Cummings and the rest of the Timberwolves battled at Mouat on Friday. (Robert Bateman athletics)

ABBOTSFORD — Six of one, a half dozen of the other?

However you want to label him, Maleek Irons is too hot to handle.

The W.J. Mouat tailback rushed for six touchdowns Friday as the Triple A No. 2-ranked Hawks (0-0, 2-0) topped crosstown, Double A No. 5-ranked Robert Bateman Timberwolves (0-0, 0-1) by 30 points.

Mouat, which led 42-6 at the half, also got two touchdowns from running back Clovis Lumeka, one off a 70-yard run, the other off a 35-yard return of a fumble recovery.

Mouat quarterback Mario Norte scored off a 10-yard scamper and also took in a two-point convert off a botched extra-point attempt.

“We had one tough night,” said Bateman coach Rick MacDonald. “A lot of penalties, a lack of numbers at practice, and no full scrimmage time really hurt us. But this was a great experience for our young team.”

The Wolves managed to score five touchdowns on the day, four of which came in the second half.

Running back John Beckerleg carried 18 times for 130 yards and two scores, and also caught four passes for 64 yards and one score. Ben Cummings got 20 carries and finished with 98 yards and one TD. Tight end Kent Hicks made 10 catches for 132 yards and one score.

Riley Davis, seeing his first-ever live game experience, led Bateman in tackles with six.

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