Mouat and Rutland players fight for yardage during B.C. high school football action on Friday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Mouat and Rutland players fight for yardage during B.C. high school football action on Friday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford football teams continue playoff drives

Mouat, Abbotsford, Bateman eyeing high playoff positions as season draws to close

The Abbotsford Panthers senior varsity football team kept rolling on Saturday, with a 28-14 win over the Seaquam Seahawks.

The club has now won two straight to close out the month, after opening October with a pair of losses.

The Panthers were led by a ground attack highlighted by Jalem Catlin and Silvestro Aging. Catlin collected 145 yards rushing and one touchdown, while Aging added 124 yards on the ground and a pair of majors.

Abbotsford also got a clutch pick-six from Haidyn Vermeulen to break a 14-14 tie in the second half, and help the Panthers cruise to the win.

The Panthers now improve to 4-2 on the season, and are tied for third place in the AAA’s Eastern Conference. Abbotsford concludes the regular season on Saturday, when the Mission Roadrunners (1-5) come to town. Kick-off is set for 3 p.m. at Panther Field.

Abbotsford has qualified for the playoffs, and the club’s first round opponent will be determined after this weekend.

Over at Latham Field, the W.J. Mouat Hawks fell for the first time in 2019, as the Rutland Voodoos beat the Hawks 47-14 on Friday.

The undefeated visitors were led by running back Jhavoun Blake, who collected 156 yards and three touchdowns.

Mouat quarterback Tyran Duval threw for 196 yards and two touchdowns, while running back Issac Whitmey picked up 92 yards rushing. Wide receivers Manabu Okamatu and Logan Egrestis grabbed the Hawks’ touchdowns.

Defensively Newton Mangana collected a team-high five tackles, while Keenan Baker added three tackles and one sack.

Mouat dropped to 3-1 on the season, and are in second place in the AAA’s Pacific Division. Just like the Panthers, Mouat has also clinched a playoff berth, but will not know who they square off with in round one until after this weekend.

The Hawks next travel to West Vancouver (0-5) to conclude the regular season on Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Robert Bateman Timberwolves have now won two straight after scoring a 13-10 win over the Holy Cross Crusaders on Friday.

Wolves quarterback Ty Martens scored both touchdowns in the win, and ran for 107 yards total. Running back Phoenix Moller added 75 yards rushing to go along with six tackles defensively. Josh Olafsen also recorded six tackles for Bateman.

Bateman clinched a playoff spot with the win, and now improve to 2-1 overall. The Wolves close out the season on Friday, when the G.W. Grizzlies (3-0) come to Bateman Field. Kick-off is set for 3 p.m.

The Wolves will find out who they face in round one after the weekend.

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