Knights to battle Crusaders
The St. Thomas More Knights will open their 2012 B.C. AAA varsity AAA high school football season by playing host to the Holy Cross Crusaders of Surrey at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West on Friday (Sept. 7) starting at 7 p.m.
They’ll visit another Catholic school rival, Vancouver College Fighting Irish, on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 1:30 p.m., before taking on the Notre Dame Jugglers, Friday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. at Burnaby Lake.
They’ll begin conference play by battling the top-ranked Mt. Douglas Rams in Victoria on Sept. 28.
• Former New Westminster Hyack Vivie Bojilov was the leading tackler for the University of B.C. Thunderbirds in a 31-24 loss to the University of Manitoba Bisons on the UBC campus Saturday.
Bojilov, who plays linebacker, had seven tackles and also recorded a sack in the opening game of the regular season for both teams.
Other former Hyacks on the team include receiver Daniel English, defensive back Regan Eberding, defensive lineman Ian Henderson, and running back Warren Reece, as well as New Westminster residents halfback Kyle Madden, linebacker Jake Woodson and receiver Ross Hilliam, who played at St. Thomas More.
Other STM grads playing for UBC this season are defensive back Jordan Bosa and offensive lineman Sabdeep Sidhu. Defensive tackle Roberto Perizzolo of Burnaby, who played at Notre Dame in East Vancouver, is also a member of the T-Birds.
UBC play the University of Regina Cougars in the Saskatchewan capital Friday (Sept. 7). Their next home game is Saturday, Sept. 15 against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
• The Hyacks opened the season with a rough road trip south of the border as the Blaine Borderites bombed the Hyacks 50-16 in an exhibition game last Friday.
All of Blaine’s points came in the first half, while New West’s were in the second. Running back Aldrin Asuncion scored on a third-quarter, five-yard run and James Nicolas on an 18-yarder in the fourth. In both cases, the Hyacks were successful on two-point convert attempts. Julian Ramirez led the Hyacks in rushing with 52 yards on five carriers. Blaine held Asuncion to 19 yards on 11 carries.
New West couldn’t contain Blaine running back Mario Gobbato, who racked up 217 yards on 15 carries and scoring five touchdowns.
In a junior varsity contest before the game, however, New West blanked Blaine 14-0. Adrian Cagampan scored touchdowns on runs of 80 and five yards. His brother, Brian, led the defence with nine tackles.
• Former STM star running back Jon Cornish was named CFL Canadian player of the month for August.
He rushed for 372 yards of 56 carries in three games.