The Abbotsford Panthers senior varsity football team battled through the injury bug to post a big 28-6 win over the visiting Terry Fox Ravens on Saturday.
Eight starters weren’t dressed for the Panthers, but star running back Jalem Catlin returned to the lineup and put up 123 yards rushing and one touchdown to help Abbotsford earn a 28-6 win.
The Panthers also put up some points defensively, with both David Coronado and Haidyn Vermeulen running back interceptions for touchdowns. Abbotsford quarterback Austin Martin scored the team’s other major.
The Panthers moved to to a record of 3-2 on the season after the win, and are locked in a tie for third place in the AAA’s Eastern Conference. The club next hosts the Seaquam Seahawks (3-2) on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Abby 28 Terry Fox 6. Great win for the Panthers. @ChaseClaypool showing his school pride by flying down and giving us a hand during his bye week. @BCHSFB @AbbyNews @htsumura @BenLypka @EVAA89150520 @AbbyPanther pic.twitter.com/R3f19ZAcIg
— Pantherfootball (@AbbyPanthers) October 20, 2019
Also on Saturday, the Robert Bateman Timberwolves bounced back after a loss last week by defeating the Frank Hurt Hornets 34-0 in Surrey.
Bateman quarterback Ty Martens scored three touchdowns himself and connected with Phoenix Moller on a 15-yard pass en route to the shutout win. Moller added a rushing touchdown as the Wolves moved to 1-1 on the season.
Bateman sits in third place in the AA’s Eastern Conference, and next take on the Holy Cross Crusaders (0-2) in Surrey on Friday at noon. The next home game for the Wolves occurs on Nov. 1, when the Chilliwack’s G.W. Graham Grizzlies come to town.
— Bateman Football (@BatemanFootball) October 21, 2019
Meanwhile on Friday, the W.J. Mouat Hawks improved to a perfect 3-0 in AAA regular season play with a 41-32 win over the Mt. Boucherie Bears in Abbotsford.
Hawks quarterback Tyran Duval threw for 208 yards and three touchdowns to hold off the Bears, who made a late push but the Hawks defence came through when needed.
Mouat running back Isaak Whitmey added two rushing touchdowns, while Dhag Mora, Seth Young and Keenan Baker all caught majors.
The Hawks next host Rutland (4-0) in Abbotsford on Friday. Kick-off is set for 6 p.m.