W.J. Mouat defensive lineman Kieran Testa was forced to watch the start of the season on the sidelines because of a knee injury. For a senior hoping to accumulate some game tape to help earn a university scholarship, it wasn’t ideal timing.
Fortunately, he will now get an extra opportunity to showcase his football skills.
Testa is among the 32 players from across the province who’ve been selected to suit up for U18 Team BC at the fourth annual Tanoa Bowl Classic in Auburn, Wash., on Dec. 28.
Testa said he’s excited about the chance to “show people what I can do when I’m healthy and have some fun.”
Testa has already had contact with a few Canadian universities, including Simon Fraser University, Queen’s. University and the University of Guelph.
Mouat coach Dennis Kelly described his all-conference player this way: “He’s very good. A strong kid, very smart, he’s a very good student.”
The U18 Team BC will be coached by Jay Prepchuk, a former quarterback at SFU who now coaches high school football.
Team BC also has a Grade 8 team participating at the tournament. The Grade 8 squad includes running back Luke Szmutko of the Abbotsford Falcons.
Team BC will face WA Vasa at 12:15 p.m. on Dec. 28 at Auburn Memorial Stadium.
The Grade 8 BC team takes on the NW Cougars at 10 a.m.