High school football is back in B.C. and the South Kamloops Titans varsity team welcomed its return with a 27-6 drubbing of the Mount Boucherie Bears in an exhibition game last night (Sept. 6).
The AAA team from West Kelowna couldn't contain the SKSS backfield of Mike MacDonald and Kayden Crawford: the former rushed for 34 yards and two scores while the latter had 76 yards on the ground and a touchdown.
"It was a great way to start the year off,” said J.P. Lancaster, SKSS head coach, in a release. "It’s been a long wait for us since our early playoff exit last year. It was nice to see the hard work in the offseason pay dividends. While we've been solid on defence year in and year out, we've had our struggles on offence over the past two seasons. Tonight we showed a lot of promise on that side of the ball, particularly against a big Mount Boucherie defence."
Defensively, the Titans had three takeaways: Xavier Tedford and Cohen Freeze each registered a pick and defensive end Amaryn Mahal pounced on a fumble.
Receiver Matt Lefrenier led the Titans aerial attack with five catches for 84 yards. Freeze rounded out the scoring, kicking two field goals.
The Titans host their first game next Friday (Sept. 13), when they welcome Nechako Valley to SKSS for another exhibition game. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.
The regular season begins on Oct. 4, when the Titans host Clarence Fulton.