Mouat loses season opener

AAA regular season kicks off, AA teams continue exhibition schedule

Bateman's Tyson Gibson attempts to grab a pass during high school exhibition football on Saturday.

Bateman's Tyson Gibson attempts to grab a pass during high school exhibition football on Saturday.

A slow start haunted the first game of the 2015 AAA B.C. High School Football regular season for the W.J. Mouat Hawks and they ultimately couldn’t recover.

The Hawks fell behind 15-0 in the first quarter to St. Thomas More and they battled back, but eventually lost 28-14 in Burnaby on Friday.

Hawks quarterback Noah Dietrich finished with 221 yards passing and one touchdown pass, but also threw two interceptions. Receiver Elijah Falconer scored a touchdown and gained 119 yards receiving, while Nelson Lokombo had a team high 65 yards rushing.

Defensive lineman Reuben Reardon led the way defensively for the Hawks with nine tackles and one sack. The Hawks next host Terry Fox for the team’s home opener at Mouat Field on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

In exhibition action, the Abbotsford Secondary Panthers fell 34-23 to the Holy Cross Crusaders in Surrey on Saturday.

Panthers star receiver Chase Claypool was ejected from the game in the first quarter, and Abbotsford trailed 27-7 at thehalf. The Panthers got closer in the second half but couldn’t catch the Crusaders.

Running back Richard Tshimpaka ran for 127 yards and two touchdowns and defensively linebacker Samwell Uko recorded three quarterback sacks. The Panthers have another exhibition game at home on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and then open the AA regular season in Mission on Oct. 10.

In other AA exhibition action, the Robert Bateman Secondary Timberwolves lost 14-0 to Carson Graham at home on Saturday. The Wolves threw six interceptions in the loss. They continue the exhibition schedule against Holy Cross in Surrey on Saturday. Bateman opens the regular season on Oct. 9 when they host G.W. Graham.

Also in AA exhibition action, the Rick Hansen Hurricanes played to a 12-12 tie with Eric Hamber on Saturday. The Hurricanes host Moscrop on Friday for another exhibition game and then open the season by hosting Pitt Meadows on Oct. 9.

Just Posted

Alexis Paige Simpson has not been in contact with her family in two months. (RCMP photo)
Chilliwack RCMP looking for missing 20-year-old woman

Police say Alexis Paige Simpson has not been in contact with her family in two months

(Maps.Chilliwack.com)
RCMP seek dash-cam footage after Chilliwack road rage incident

Male driving a black pickup stopped and allegedly threatened to punch another driver

Deepak Sharma of Abbotsford has been convicted of the sexual assault of one of his cab passengers in West Vancouver in January 2019.
Former Abbotsford Hindu temple president convicted of sexual assault

Deepak Sharma assaulted a female passenger when he was a cab driver

A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)
Upcoming blood drive in honour of Agassiz toddler with rare blood condition

The Gormley family has organized a blood drive in Chilliwack on June 28

Woody’s RV World hosts a grand opening for its brand-new Abbotsford location on Saturday. (YouTube)
Woody’s RV World hosts Abbotsford grand opening on Saturday

First-ever B.C. location for successful RV chain, located on Marshall Road

The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que. on February 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
VIDEO: Border quarantine to soon lift for fully vaccinated Canadians

Eligible travellers must still take multiple COVID-19 tests

Chilliwack secondary school’s principal is apologizing after a quote equating graduation with the end of slavery in the U.S. was included in the 2020-2021 yearbook. (Screenshot from submitted SnapChat)
B.C. student’s yearbook quote equates grad to end of slavery; principal cites editing error

Black former student ‘disgusted’ as CSS principal apologizes for what is called an editing error

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
BC Liberal leadership candidate condemns ‘senseless violence’ of Okanagan church fires

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross says reconciliation isn’t about revenge for past tragedies

A coroner’s inquest will be taking place at the Capitol Theatre in Port Alberni for the next week. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Teen B.C. mom who died following police custody recalled as ‘friend to many’

Police sent Jocelyn George to hospital after intoxication had gone ‘beyond the realm’ of normal detox

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2020, file photo, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. Nassib on Monday, June 21, 2021, became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. Nassib announced the news on Instagram, saying he was not doing it for the attention but because “I just think that representation and visibility are so important.” (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay

More than a dozen NFL players have come out as gay after their careers were over

Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton band chief condemns suspicious burning of 2 Catholic churches

Both Catholic church fires are deemed suspicious, says RCMP

COVID-19 daily cases reported to B.C. public health, seven-day moving average to June 17, 2021. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
B.C.’s COVID-19 infections drop to 90 on Sunday, 45 Monday

Pandemic spread dwindles as 77% of adults receive vaccine

By protesting uninvited in First Nations’ territories, conservationists are acting in a neocolonial or paternalistic manner, says Huu-ay-aht Chief Robert Dennis. Photo by Heather Thomson
A closer look: do Vancouver Island First Nations support the war in the woods?

First Nations/environmentalist old growth alliance uneasy, if it exists at all

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Most Read