Hawks lose home opener to Ravens

W.J. Mouat drops second game of season to Terry Fox Secondary

Hawks quarterback Noah Dietrich avoids the pass rush from the Ravens during AAA high school football action on Friday.

It was a rough start but a promising finish to Friday’s home opener for the W.J. Mouat Hawks.

The Hawks defence allowed touchdowns on its first two drives and fell behind 20-0 in the first quarter and 34-0 after the first half.

But the Hawks didn’t give up, battling in the second half and losing by a final score of 52-22.

Mouat head coach Travis Bell said he liked the way his team refused to give up.

“Obviously that’s not the start we were looking for but I thought it showed some great character in our team,” he said. “I love the way we kept battling. Right now Terry Fox is at a different level than we are but we’re leaving here with a pretty good feeling in our stomach.”

Hawks quarterback Shawn Lal picked up the team’s offence in the second half, connecting with Coleton Barker on a passing touchdown and putting together some good offensive drives. Dion Pellerin scored both an offensive and defensive touchdown, catching a pass for 60 yard and stripping the kick returner at the end of the game to score a defensive major.

Mouat falls to zero wins and two losses in AAA action this season. They next travel to Kelowna for a game on Oct. 10 and return home under the Friday Night Lights on Oct. 16.

In AA exhibition action on Friday, the Abbotsford Panthers beat Windsor Secondary 35-6. The Panthers open the season in Mission on Oct. 10.

Saturday sees the Robert Bateman Timberwolves travel to Surrey to battle Holy Cross. For a full wrap-up of all the games, read Wednesday’s edition of the Abbotsford News.

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