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High School Football Playoffs

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It’s been called the biggest day in high school football in Kelowna and it kicks off on Saturday at the CNC.

At 11:00am the KSS Junior Varsity Owls will host the Mt Douglas Rams in a Junior Varsity quarter final.  The Owls are ranked #3 in BC after finishing the regular season 4-0.

They would outscore their opposition 124-21 during the season.

The Rams are ranked #5 out of the Western Conference with a 4-2 regular season record.  They tallied 175 points during the campaign and only gave up 75.  The Rams qualified for this quarterfinal after their convincing 49-0 shutout of Centennial.

The winner of this BC quarterfinal moves onto play the winner of Terry Fox and Lord Tweedsmuir in a BC semi-final at BC Place next week.

Then at 2:00pm the top team in the Okanagan Conference, the Mt Boucherie Bears will host Vancouver College.

The Bears had a bye in the first round of BC high school playoffs following their undefeated 6-0 regular season.  This offensive juggernaut outscored their opposition 201-31.

The Bears are led by quarterback Josiah Joseph who would finished 53 of 93 for 687 yards and 14 touchdowns.  He would also add a major on 13 rushes.

On the ground the Bears are led by Ronald DeGuevara who scampered for 510 yards on 68 carries and would score three touchdowns, including an 80 yard dash.  He would average 102 yards each game.

Peter Briker was the most dangerous weapon for the Bears receiving the ball.  He would make 16 catches for 268 yards and six touchdowns.  Spencer Humes hauled in 17balls to lead the club for 218 yards and three majors.

Vancouver College, who is ranked #4 in the Province would finish 4-1 this regular season and would hammer Lord Tweedsmuir 41-14 last week to win the right to face the Bears.

QB Hunter Robinson threw for 915 yards on 52 completions and 11 touchdowns.    He likes to throw the ball to Rashaun Simonise who caught 15 passes for 260 yards and two scores.

Make no mistake however Vancouver College is a running team led by Liam Mahara.  The grade 12 student is a massive back at 6’2, 210 pounds.  He would rush 116 times for 1,522 yards and 19 touchdowns.  He would gain an average of 253.6 yards a game.

In last week’s playoff game Mahara rushed 20 times for 226 yards and had a major.

The winner will move onto the semi-finals at BC Place next weekend.

No Kelowna high school has ever won a quarterfinal game to punch their ticket to the semis.

Photo courtesy of Lorne White


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