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Hawks lose home opener

Hawks quarterback Noah Dietrich avoids the pass rush from the Ravens during AAA high school football action on Friday.— Image Credit: Ben Lypka

AbbyNews, Oct 2 2015

It was a rough start but a promising finish to Friday’s home opener for the W.J. Mouat Hawks.

The Hawks defence allowed touchdowns on its first two drives and fell behind 20-0 in the first quarter and 34-0 after the first half.

But the Hawks didn’t give up, battling in the second half and losing by a final score of 52-22.

Mouat head coach Travis Bell said he liked the way his team refused to give up.

“Obviously that’s not the start we were looking for but I thought it showed some great character in our team,” he said. “I love the way we kept battling. Right now Terry Fox is at a different level than we are but we’re leaving here with a pretty good feeling in our stomach.”

Hawks quarterback Shawn Lal picked up the team’s offence in the second half, connecting with Coleton Barker on a passing touchdown and putting together some good offensive drives. Dion Pellerin scored both an offensive and defensive touchdown, catching a pass for 60 yard and stripping the kick returner at the end of the game to score a defensive major.

Mouat falls to zero wins and two losses in AAA action this season. They next travel to Kelowna for a game on Oct. 10 and return home under the Friday Night Lights on Oct. 16.

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