Uriah Hestdalen had two touchdowns and 14 carries as the Centennial Centaurs defeated the Kelowna Owls in AAA high school football at Percy Perry Stadium last weekend.
The Cents player carried for 75 yards in the 37-7 victory, which has put the Coquitlam club one win behind the eastern conference leading Terry Fox Ravens.
Keon Fuoco also contributed to the win with two touchdowns, while Nic Greene had a touchdown and ran the ball five times for 70 yards.
“Overall, we played well and balanced on offence,” said Centaurs head coach Eric Taylor. “[We] ran the ball well and had a good passing game… Our defence played strong all game as they have all season.”
The game gave Taylor an opportunity to get some of the junior varsity players into the mix, with Grade 9 and 10 students contributing to the win.
“It was great to get a chance for us to get some of our young JVs in the game and get them some quality reps,” he said.
Quarterback Max Kennedy had completed 14 of 25 passes for 222 yards and ran the ball six times for 34 yards.
The young QB made good use of his receivers.
Green had three receptions for 42 yards and Fuoco had five receptions for 88 yards, however Ryoyu Inoue also hauled in some passes (three receptions for 44 yards) along with Mak Stephens (one reception for 18 yards) and Hestdalen (one reception for 13 yards).
The Centaurs had a strong game on the defensive side of the ball.
Chaise Schellenberg had an interceptions while Kymani Guy had three sacks and Joe Bianchi and Stephens each had two. Dominec Macri had seven tackles in the game.
The Terry Fox Ravens also notched another win last week.
The Port Coquitlam squad defeated Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir 40-6 to improve their record to 6-0 in the regular season.
On Friday, Centennial and Terry Fox will square off at Percy Perry Stadium at Coquitlam’s Town Centre for the final game of the regular season. Kick off is at 7 p.m.
After that, the teams will hunker down for the Fraser Valley playdowns with the AAA high school football provincials held at the end of the month.