The W.J. Mouat Hawks held on for a 23-21 victory over the Centennial Centaurs on Friday, but required a heroic last second block from senior Jacob Dodd to seal the deal. Dodd made the block after the Centaurs opted to try for a field goal from 35 yards with no time left on the clock in the fourth quarter. His tenacity in the final moments of the game, as well as his 136 yards rushing (31 carries, one TD), helped carry the Hawks to victory.
Quarterback Noah Falconer went seven for 10 for 168 yards, was intercepted once, and threw two TD passes of eight and 76 yards. Slater McRae led the Hawks with eight tackles.
Bateman prevails over Samuel Robertson
The Robert Bateman Timberwolves rose to the occasion for their home opener on Friday with a 35-6 victory over the Samuel Robertson Technical Titans. Josh Friskie was the difference for the Timberwolves with 66 yards in passing (including two TD passes), an interception on defense, and a 60 yard punt return for a TD with special teams.
In other weekend football action, on Saturday the Rick Hansen Hurricanes lost to the Mission Roadrunners 52-26.
Mouat will take to the road this weekend to play the Mt Boucherie Bears in Kelowna on Friday at four p.m. Bateman will play at home on Friday at three p.m. against Pitt Meadows. Abbotsford Collegiate will host Samuel Roberts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.