High school roundup [Playoffs – BC] (10): Wildcard round in the books, off to the Quarterfinals

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Notre Dame (39), Kelowna (12)

Wildcard round. You have to get through it in order to keep playing. Unfortunately for the Kelowna Owls, there loss to the Notre Dame Jugglers this past weekend, 39-12, ended their playoff hopes.

“We didn’t help ourselves with mental errors. This is a big learning experience for our program to understand what is needed to play in the playoffs,” commented head coach Chris Cartwright. “My heart goes out to our Grade 12s. They are outstanding TOUGH young men. We as a program look forward to build off this season.”

The Jugglers would be first to score off a recovered kickoff as the ball was deflected off a Kelowna lineman setting up Matt Glover for the first score, 7-0. CFC100 Pauljeet Dhami would capitalize off a key interception from Cameron Mah, bringing the score to 14-0.

QB Will Clarke would then connect with Jerrell Cummings through the second quarter and the drive was finished by a 3-yard run by Brice Pumares. Pumares would score a fourth touchdown from 10-yards out.

The Owls would score just before the half off a mishandled punt making it 24-6 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Kelowna would score their second and last touchdown by Marcus Athans to close the gap 24-12. However, the Jugglers would go on to score two more unanswered touchdowns; one by Pumares (10-yds), and one by Glover (1-yd) for a final score of 39-12.

Quarterback Clarke, would complete 7/13 for 134 yards passing and 1 touchdown. Brice Pumares would do most of the hard work with 3 rushing touchdowns on 21 carries for 159 yards.  Matt Glover also scored 1 touchdown as did Dhami – a 50 yard catch.

Cameron Mah would lead the Juggler defense with 11 tackles, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery and, 1 interception. Dhami would also have 5 tackles, and 2 tackles for loss on the night.

“We came out and quickly established our running game and were well-prepared for the Kelowna offense,” said coach Kelly for the Jugglers. “Full credit to them, however, as they played with intensity and determination the whole evening.”

Ben Peters for the Owls scored a 15 yard touchdown while teammate, Marcus Athans would score the other touchdown. Quinn Large lead Kelowna on defense with 13 tackles.

SRT (0), Clarence Fulton (40)

Nothing like coming out at the half up 40-0. That’s just what the Clarence Fulton Maroons did this past weekend against Samuel Robertson Tech to secure their spot in the quarterfinals this upcoming weekend.

The Maroons would open the scoring on a 1-yard rushing touchdown courtesy of Ike Olson. Ryan Rumsey would add to that with a 17-yard pass to Caden Doyle. In the second quarter, Olson would run it in again for a score. Rumsey would continue on his terror with two more 4-yard rushing touchdowns in the game. Olson would would connect with Teigen Derkach on a 28-yard touchdown pass and Cole Hunter would get a successful 2-pt conversion to finish off the day.

“I was really impressed with how our kids came out and performed today. It was tough weather conditions and our kids were mentally prepared for it.,” said Coach Mike Scheller. “Honestly, we shoveled more than we practiced this week. We showed a lot of mental toughness against a scrappy SRT team.”

Olson would complete 1/4 for 28 yards passing and 1 passing touchdown as well as 61 yards rushing on 16 carries and 2 rushing touchdowns. Rumsey would rush for 88 yards on 15 carries and 2 rushing touchdowns and teammates Doyle and Derkach would each have a touchdown reception.

The Maroons offensive line was also on key today as Heaton, Logan Higgs, Austin Moore, Sean Jasminez and Brennan Kennedy opened up big holes for Rumsey according to coach. They also won in the Special Teams department.

“Our defense carried us again. Can’t say enough about their hustle and pursuit to the ball. We are tackling well and our defensive staff has them in the right place at the right time. JJ Heaton was super tough in the interior of our defense. Carson Harrower had his best game of the year at lb, and Gudeit was tough in the secondary,” commented Coach Scheller. “Really the whole defensive unit is playing very well, for our 3rd shut out of the year.”

This upcoming game against the No. 1 Windsor Dukes in the AA Western division will be their toughest challenge yet, but one that they are eager to get to.

Langley (18), John Barsby (48)

The Langley Saint’s season ended this past weekend as the Barsby bulldogs took the win in the wildcard round, 48-18 .

“We had a tough time on D against their starting offense,” mentioned receiver for the Saints, Landon McArthur. “It was my final HS game but I think the Saints are going to be a force next season. Lots to look forward to.”

Landon McArthur for the Saints would have 237 yards receiving on 12 catches and 3 touchdowns.

Hugh Boyd (49), College Heights (14)

The Hugh Boyd Trojans are also going on with their wildcard win over College Heights, 49-14. Up 28-6 at the half, the Trojans spread the love using multiple targets.

“It was a tough game because of the weather conditions, there were a lot of silly mistakes like fumbles and missed open tackles,” said Boyd’s quarterback, Byron Ruvalcaba. “We played well as a unit scoring on all sides of the ball including special teams as well. We will need to improve our discipline, because we had nearly 100 yards in penalties.”

Ruvalcaba would have 2 passing touchdowns; one to Zach Jackson, the other to Isaiah Daniels. Austin Berry would have 2 rushing touchdowns, and Austin Galbraith would score a kickoff return for a touchdown.

Boyd will go on to face the No. 1 Abbotsford Panthers in the AA Eastern conference for the quarterfinals.

“We will have to prepare well for Abby panthers, because they have proven to be a strong opponent. The team and I are glad that we have a chance to play in BC place again and take a shot at the provincial championship,” mentioned Ruvalcaba.

Argyle (22), Prince George (14)

Up 20-7 at the half, the Argyle Pipers punched their ticket through to the next round in the BC high school AA playoffs with their win, 22-14, against PGSS.

“It was a great team experience, both on and off the field. The team came out really strong with the right mindset. Prince George was full of great competitors who could have easily but the heads down after we went up two scores. They kept battling and it kept them in the game,” said Piper’s quarterback, Mac Ward.

Ward would complete 11/20 for 128 yards and 1 passing touchdown, while Devin O’Hea and Rio Aguilera would each have a rushing touchdown. Jack Ferguson would have 1 touchdown reception on the night.

Ward mentioned, “The offence did not have its best day on the field but the defence was huge with a massive goal line stand just before the half. Our stars also came to play with big games from O’hea and Greene. The snow was a problem of our passing offence but it makes for a great memory.”

Up next, Argyle will match up against G.W. Graham for the quarterfinal round.

“Now it’s on to GW; we have already seen them earlier this year and I think it’s fair to say we are a different team now. But the are too, and we know that we have to execute on offence and try to contain their run game,” commented Ward. ” If our team puts in a great week of practice I think we have a great chance to win the game and head on over to BC place.”

Playoff Bracket AAA


Playoff Bracket AA


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  1. Hi

    Regarding Cameron Mah in the Notre Dame Jugglers versus Kelowna Owls game he is officially credited with 11 tackles, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery and 1 sack. These numbers are on the BC High School Football site under statistics.


  2. HI there, the stats on the BCHSFB are cumulative, thus we would not have the specific game stats other then what the program provides to us.

    That being said, we will update the article with this new information. Thank you!

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