Lots of playing time for everyone, lots of scoring, and lots of stats.
That was the happy lot of the G.P. Vanier Towhees on Friday, Oct. 5 as they clobbered the Earl Marriott Mariners 40-6 in B.C. High School Football Tier II Varsity action at Bill Moore Memorial Park in Courtenay.
“Kind of a blowout game, however we had some great stats despite playing everyone on our 29-man roster,” said Towhees’ spokesperson Pat Pidsosny.
Cody Fletcher (#32) once again barrelled through the defence, rushing for 112 yards and an incredible six touchdowns. Aaron Cambry (#88) carried the ball twice for a combined 86 yards. Mike Roller (#34) had three carries for 29 yards and Jimmy Brazier had a 12-yard carry.
QB Liam Pidsosny went to the air for a total of 64 yards, snared an interception and carried the ball five yards for a two-point convert. Leading receivers were Brandon Balon (#80) for 22 yards and Fletcher for 42 yards. Nathan Kellar (#3) caught the other interception and returned it for 25 yards. Tackling duties were handled by Mike Roller (#34) with six, Cody Cyr three and one sack, Clayton Guille (#66) and Jimmy Brazier #28 two each.
Guille also returned a kickoff for 50 yards. Fumble recoveries were handled by Mike Roller and Martin (#34) with one each. Marriott scored one TD after the start of the fourth quarter.
“As I said, great stats considering veteran starters Dylan Kennedy (centre), Jackson Smith (centre) and lineman Callum Passingham were out due to flu/injury,” Pidsosny added.
QUICK KICKS The Towhees (2-1) return to action Oct. 19 when they host league-leading Frank Hurt Hornets (2-0) with game time and place TBA … the Isfeld Ice hosted Edward Milne Wolverines on Saturday with no result available; the Ice visit Howe Sound Sounders this Saturday …