Tied for second place and dominating the stats sheet.
That’s the current state of affairs for the Vanier Towhees as their 4-1 record has them in a two-way tie for second in the B.C. High School Football Tier II Varsity standings, just two points back of Campbell River’s Timberline (5-0).
The Towhees finish up their regular season on the road Nov. 9 at EJ Milne then will prepare for the playoffs.
According to the latest league stats, Vanier quarterback Liam Pidsosny is second in passing, completing 14 of 24 attempts for 205 yards. His 58.3 completion percentage is tops in the division. Rolan Mendoza of Howe Sound is ranked first in passing with 10-of-24 for 208 yards and a 41.7 completion percentage.
On the receiving end of Pidsosny’s passes, Cody Fletcher leads the league with nine catches for 148 yards (37 yards per game average). Jonaus Levac of Frank Hurt is next with six receptions for 142 yards and three TDs.
Four Towhees are among the top 10 rushers. The versatile Fletcher is first overall with 41 carries for 478 yards (11.50 yards per game average) and 11 touchdowns. Mike Roller is third with 32 carries for 319 yards (7.75 yard per game average) and five TDs while Jimmy Brazier is seventh with 126 yards rushing and two TDs, and Aaron Cambry is ninth with 86 yards.
Vanier’s defence is third best in the division, allowing 86 points in their first five games. Clayton Guille ranks second with 27 tackles and two sacks. Roller is third with 24 tackles and one sack while Brazier is fifth with 21 tackles.
And the Towhees are not to be trifled with on kick returns, where Wesley Yates ranks fourth.