Photo: Paulette Hunt Baker
by Howard Tsunamura, The Province, Oct 17 2015
CENTENNIAL 17 at W.J. MOUAT 38
ABBOTSFORD — Dion Pellerin’s 239 yards of all-purpose yardage came from a quality evening of double duty and in the end it was enough to help the host W.J. Mouat Hawks double up on Coquitlam’s visiting Centennial Centaurs.
Pellerin carried 23 times for 182 yards and two scores, and also caught two passes from quarterback Noah Dietrich for another 57 yards.
Dylan Manocha rushed 18 times for 75 yards and two more TDs while Nelson Lokombo helped the Hawks’ three-headed running back total 315 yards with 12 carries for 58 yards.
“We practised all week working on establishing a reliable run game, and the offensive line really took control,” said Hawks’ head coach Travis Bell. “It was not an easy win. Centennial has numerous big-play players that can turn the game around quickly. We had a couple chances to close the game but weren’t able to because of penalties that we need to clean up, but overall it was a solid team win that we very much needed. We are a young team learning how to win and we took a huge step tonight.”
Reuben Reardon had three sacks for the winners, while Cameron Tomm had five tackles as Mouat led 24-3 at the half.