by Howard Tsunamura, The Province, Nov 1, 2014
W.J. MOUAT 6 at NO. 1 TERRY FOX 44
PORT COQUITLAM — In anyone’s playbook, it’s an unenviable task.
The Terry Fox Ravens, however, in a test of their team mettle, have held the No. 1 ranking in The Province’s Big 5 rankings from wire to wire in the regular season.
On Saturday, the Ravens completed a perfect Eastern Conference season at 7-0, beating the W.J. Mouat Hawks of Abbotsford as quarterback Conner McKee called his own number once on a scoring run, and twice fired touchdown passes to Mike West.
The Ravens, in fact, had taken just two offensive snaps but led 13-0.
McKee found West on a 65-yard pass-and-run on the team’s first offensive series, and after holding Mouat to a three-and-out on its first drive, returned the ensuing punt 50 yards for a score.
Keishon Ross did the damage there, and would later add a 53-yard touchdown run. Ross finished the game with three punt returns for 101 yards.
McKee’s 34-yard scramble led directly to a score, and he later hit West on a second scoring strike this one from 12 yards out.
Isaiah Stevens scored on an 18-yard reverse, and kicker Sean Stewart wrapped up the scoring in the fourth quarter with a 27-yard field goal.
Mouat’s only score came near the end of the first half when quarterback Noah Falconer hit brother Elijah Falconer with a 30-yard TD pass.
Fox defence was so tough, Mouat running back Jacob Dodd was held to 24 yards on 14 carries.
West led the Fox defence with tackles and a fumble recovery while Dion Pellerin had two tackles including a sack for the Hawks.
Mouat, having one of the toughest seasons in school history, sits at 1-5 but can still earn the sixth-and-final playoff spot out of the East if it can beat 1-5 Rutland next week in Kelowna in a winner-take-all contest.