Rams Overwhelm Notre Dame 54-0

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Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

September 27, 2013, Langford, BC (ISN) – Marcus Davis would score three first quarter touchdowns to spark the Mount Doug Rams to an eventual 54-0 rout of the Notre Dame Jugglers in BC High School Football action Friday afternoon at Westhills Stadium in Langford.

Davis would cap off the first three Ram possessions of the game with scores, the first on a 28-yard run from scrimmage, the second on a 65-yard scamper on the first play of Mt. Doug’s second series and the third on a 28-yard pass from quarterback Ashton MacKinnon.

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Mt. Doug’s Marcus Davis would break this tackle and then scamper 65 yards for the Ram’s second touchdown in the first quarter Friday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)

On the Notre Dame side of the ball, their best success in the first quarter came via their special teams, as they began the game by recovering a surprise onside kick, had a nice gain for a first down on a fake punt and then had a decent kick-off return to mid-field following the Rams first touchdown.

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While he was not called upon to pass frequently Friday, when he did, the Ram’s Ashton MacKinnon was very accurate completing TD passes to both Marcus Davis and Ross Faulkner in the 54-0 win over Notre Dame (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)

Other than that however, Juggler quarterback Theodore Landers and his running backs were stymied by the tough Rams defense, who have now recorded three shut-outs in the four games they have played so far this season.

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Marcus Davis scampers for yet another big gain Friday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)

The #1 ranked Rams and their hurry up offense would strike again early in the second quarter, as this time MacKinnon would hook up with receiver Ross Faulkner for a scoring pass and with a successful convert, the Rams extended their lead to 26-0.

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The Ram’s Julian Luis would have a solid game Friday, here staying on his feet after an attempted tackle by Notre Dame’s Jordan Gabriele (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)

After another stalled Notre Dame drive, it would be the Ram’s second unit’s time to shine, as quarterback Joe Clark entered the game and after a sequence of penalties and a nice run from Julian Luis, Clark would hit Ryan Yeske with a scoring pass putting Mt. Doug up 33-0.

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Ryan Yeske hauls in a touchdown pass from Joe Clark during Fridays win over Notre Dame  (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)

The Rams Luis would continue a strong first half with yet another long touchdown run before the quarter ended and the Rams took a 40-0 lead into the break.

Notre Dame continued their offensive struggles to begin the second half, going three and out and giving the ball back to the Rams, who would waste no time in scoring again, this time with MacKinnon capping a 60-yard drive by calling his own number and scrambling in from about 10 yards out to make it 47-0.

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It did not matter who the running back was – in this case Mack Wegenast – they all benefitted from the truck sized holes that the Rams offensive line opened all day during the game against Notre Dame Friday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)

With the clock on running time thanks to the BC High School mercy rule, the remainder of the game went by fairly quickly, with the Rams getting one more score on a one yard plunge from Pato Vega to make the final 54-0.

The win marked the third time in four games that the Rams offense topped 50 points and at the same time, the defense did not allow any. The Rams closest game thus far was a 28-23 win over Terry Fox on September 14.

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Mt. Doug’s Easton Garard puts a solid stop to the progess of the Juggler’s Aldrich Berrios on a kick return Friday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)

Next up for the Rams is a rematch of the 2012 AAA Provincial Championship game, as the Rams travel to the Lower Mainland on Saturday October 5th to face Vancouver College.

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