Panthers quarterback Robert Browning dekes around a South Kamloops defender in AA junior varsity quarter-final action on Wednesday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Panthers JV advance to semi-finals

Junior club blanks South Kamloops, senior team heads to B.C. Place on Saturday

The Abbotsford Panthers junior varsity football team has advanced to the AA semi-finals.

Abbotsford blanked the South Kamloops Titans 29-0 at Panther Field in the AA quarter-finals on Wednesday, and will now take on Vernon at Chilliwack Exhibition Stadium on Nov. 22 at 11 a.m.

Jalem Catlin scored the lone touchdown of the first half, getting on the board with a rushing major in the second quarter. The Panthers led 6-0 at the half, but then Catlin, quarterback Robert Browning and running back Kevin Endozo all added touchdowns in the second half to secure the win.

The junior varsity team remains perfect in regular season and playoff action this season, and went a perfect 5-0 during the season. The Panthers have only allowed six points in six combined regular season and playoff games in 2017.

Abbotsford takes on a Vernon team that also went undefeated during the regular season, and defeated Prince George’s Kelly Road Secondary Roadrunners 58-6 on Wednesday to advance to the semi-finals.

A win on Nov. 22 would advance the Panthers to the AA junior varsity provincial championship game.

In other Panthers football news, the senior varsity team heads to B.C. Place this weekend as they continue their quest for a AA provincial championship.

The club takes on Richmond’s Hugh Boyd Secondary Trojans on Saturday at noon in the quarter-finals. The Trojans finished the regular season with a record of two wins and three losses, and defeated Prince George’s College Heights Secondary Cougars 49-14 on Nov. 11 in round one of the playoffs.

A win on Saturday would advance the senior varsity team to the semi-finals, which occur next week.

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