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W.J. MOUAT 48 at RUTLAND 20

By Howard Tsunamura, The Province, Nov 7, 2014

KELOWNA — Jacob Dodd knew he’d be the most scouted member of the visiting team Friday night.

In the end, it didn’t matter.

W.J. Mouat’s workhorse running back carried 30 times for 265 yards and five touchdowns, and in a winner-take-all regular season finale with the sixth-and-final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference up for grabs, the visiting Hawks topped the host Rutland VooDoos 48-20.

Mouat will open the playoffs next week against West’s No. 3 seed, the Vancouver College Fighting Irish, in a game which in the past has been a Subway Bowl final.

On Friday, the Hawks got things off to a great start, as senior Keagan MacGillivray scored on Mouat’s very first place from scrimmage, a 61-yard run.

Providence Ndizeye also rushed for a 22-yard score, but the real nitty-gritty came from Dodd’s heavy workload, and his red-zone finishing ability.

Dodd scored his majors on runs of one, five, two, five and 12 yards and the Hawks, who led 20-0 early, went into the half up 28-13.

Linebackers Dion Pellerin (seven tackles), Jarod Jensen (six) and Cameron Thom (five) got the job done Friday, but will have their hands full next week trying to slow Ovie Odjegba and the rest of deep Irish ground attack.

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