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Hawks flying high late in season

Mouat’s Nelson Lokombo sidesteps a Mission defender during high school football action on Saturday.— Image Credit: Ben Lypka

By Ben Lypka – Abbotsford News Oct 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM

At Mouat Field, the Hawks dominated the Mission Roadrunners on both sides of the ball to pick up a 38-7 win.

It’s the third win in the last four weeks for the Hawks, who are now jockeying for playoff positioning in the AAA’s Eastern conference.

Mouat had a 21-7 lead after the first half, and the offence continued in the second.

The Hawks running game was on full display, with Dylan Manocha picking up close to 200 yards and two touchdowns. Nelson Lokombo and Chavis Spenser also scored majors. Cam’ron Lobban caught the Hawks other touchdown, after a perfect pass from quarterback Alex Howman.

Levi Murchison scored the lone major for Mission.

Hawks coach Travis Bell was pleased with the team’s win.

“We did a lot of good things,” he said. “The first half we kind of kept them in it through a few fumbles but we cleaned it up in the second half and played smart.”

Bell said the team has played inspired football the last few weeks,

“There’s a new energy that we didn’t have at the beginning of the year,” he said. “There’s more hope and guys are buying into what we’re doing.”

Manocha said the Hawks running game has helped fuel the team’s turnaround.

“We definitely got our run game going,” he said. “Our offensive line has done a great job opening up holes for me and the other running backs. Once you get the run going it opens up so many different aspects of the game.”

The Hawks record is now three wins and three losses, and they’re tied for fourth in the Eastern conference.

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