B.C. WINS GAME TWO AT 2011 FOOTBALL CANADA CUP
In the second game of the 2011 Football Canada Cup British Columbia faced Manitoba. Similar to game 1, the first half was a feeling out process resulting in a defensive battle. The single score in the opening half was a rouge counted by the boot of Team B.C. punter Michael Peverelle.
B.C. won the field position battle in the first half however were unable to capitalize. Highly touted running back, Terrell Davis (Saanichton) had a solid first half leading all rushers. A big fumble recovery by B.C.’s Joseph Gabriele looked to give Team B.C. some momentum but they could not capitalize as the Manitoba defense stood their ground.
Team B.C. opened the deadlock in the middle of the third quarter with a 33 yard field goal by #88 Lerone Robinson (Vancouver). B.C. secured the victory on a 17-yard touchdown pass from quarterback, Jordan Deverill to receiver Sam Davies. QB Mike Carney also had a late fourth quarter touchdown from 2 yards out. The final score was 18 to 0 in favor of Team British Columbia who await the winner of game three featuring Quebec and Ontario East.
The Manitoba ‘front seven’ was impressive all day, lead by defensive lineman Quinn Horton (Winnipeg). B.C. defensive back, Nathan Henczel had a strong game with one break up and a late 4th quarter interception.
Players of the game
Most valuable defensive player- British Columbia : #44 Jake Heathcote
Most valuable offensive player – British Columbia : #3 Terrell Davis
Most valuable defensive player- Manitoba: #90 Quinn Horton
Most valuable offensive player- Manitoba: #16 Lyall Buckland
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