The Terry Fox Ravens will head into the AAA high school football Fraser Valley playdowns as the top team in the Eastern Conference this week.
The Port Coquitlam squad locked up first place in their division on Friday after walloping Tri-City rivals the Centennial Centaurs 47-7 at Percy Perry Stadium in the final game of the regular season.
Centennial had been in the hunt for first place for most of the year, but a recent loss to Lord Tweedsmuir had the team chasing their PoCo opponents in the conference.
On Friday, the Ravens sought to put some distance between themselves and the Centaurs in the standings, posting one of their most impressive games of the season.
When the dust finally settled, Terry Fox led their conference with a perfect 7-0 record in regular season play, while the Centaurs fell down to third place with a 5-2 record. The 5-2 Lord Tweedsmuir secondary took second place based on their point differential.
But that does not mean the season is over for Centennial.
The squad is gearing up for a playoff showdown on Friday, Nov. 11, where they will take on Belmont secondary at Percy Perry Stadium during a Remembrance Day matchup at 4 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Ravens will get a bye this week and will wait to see how things shake out in the opening round before they know who they will play in the semifinals.
All of the teams in the Fraser Valley playdowns are vying for a berth in the provincial championship, which will be held later this month.
Terry Fox’s junior varsity football squad also wrapped up the regular season on a high note.
The Jr. Ravens defeated Mount Douglas secondary last Wednesday 20-0, notching the PoCo team’s sixth victory of the season.
The club finishes up the regular season in second place in the JV West division, going 6-1 on the season. They are behind Lord Tweedsmuir secondary, who finished 7-0, and ahead of Mount Douglas with a 4-2 record.