Story by Christian J. Stewart
The Mt. Doug Varsity Rams cruised to 54-7 drubbing of St. Thomas More College Saturday night to advance to the AAA Varsity Provincial football championship.
So much for being the underdog! The Mount Doug Rams, heading into the game as the 4th ranked seed, were labelled the underdogs in their AAA Varsity semi-final match-up against the 10-0 and #1 ranked St. Thomas More Knights, so it was with some surprise that the Rams shocked the BC High School football world with a stunning 54-7 upset of the Knights at UBC Stadium on Saturday night.
The Rams relied on their punishing running game to take apart the Knights defence. Following an opening scoring drive that finished with a 23-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Deverill to Taylor Young, the Rams scored six of their seven other touchdowns on the ground.
Leading the way, as has been the case in most games this season, was Washington State bound Terrell Davis, who had 163 yards on 14 carries with three touchdown runs of 3, 12 and 35 yards.
Fellow running back Mason Swift also had his fair share of the fun, rushing for 75 yards on 14 carries and for two touchdowns from 12 and 5 yards out. Swift also recovered a fumble for another touchdown.
Marcus Davis, Terrell’s younger brother, also contributed, by scoring the Ram’s first running touchdown on a 33-yard scamper in the first quarter.
Rams head coach Mark Townsend said, “That was the best football Mt. Douglas has ever played, in the history of Mt. Douglas football. I would not have guessed that the score was going to be anything close to what it was.”
The Rams will now advance to the Provincial Final next Saturday at BC Place stadium against the WJ Mouat Hawks, who defeated Vancouver College 14-13 in a nail-biter.
The Rams and Hawks faced each other earlier this season, with the Hawks prevailing in an offensive shoot-out 53-47, so Saturday’s final should be a beauty.
With any luck the Rams will be labelled the underdogs again.
The Mount Doug Junior Varsity Rams will also be heading to their respective Provincial final next Saturday at BC Place, as they defeated Terry Fox last Thursday 28-18 and will face St. Thomas More College in the final.
The Junior Rams will be looking to avenge an earlier 20-7 loss to the Knights in a game earlier in the year.