Rams football goes undefeated in regular season play

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Story by Mark Townsend with photos by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)

November 2, 2013, Victoria (ISN) – Congratulations to the Varsity Rams on their big win over Belmont on Senior Day, with a 69-6 win.

On a night when the senior players from both teams were recognized, it was the Rams’ big guns that stole the show in a 69 to 6 victory over Belmont. Marcus Davis had an incredible 425 all-purpose yards and 6 touchdowns, while QB Ashton MacKinnon went 8 for 11 for 230 yards and 4 TD strikes plus a rushing major of his own. The Rams Offensive and Defensive Lines dominated in the trenches.

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It was graduating class night for both teams as those in their final year were honoured for their play. – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

The Rams led 27 to 0 after the 1st quarter, 48 to 0 at the half and 62 to 0 at the end of the 3rd. Marcus scored on runs of 44, 35 and 4 yards, had TD receptions of 30 and 41 yards and returned a punt 55 yards for a major. Ashton MacKinnon run in from 5 yards for a TD and Seye Farinu scored from 2 yards out. Ashton threw 30 and 41 TD strikes to Marcus, 15 yards to Seye Farinu and 41 yards to Alexis Keppenne. Callum Duke was good on 9 of 9 attempted convert kicks.

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Rams QB Ashton MacKinnon would go 8-10 for 230 yards and 6 touchdowns versus the Belmont Bulldogs at Westhills Stadium. – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

This was a special night for our graduating players and they all played brilliantly. Having said that, there are still areas we need to improve upon as we head into playoffs, but overall our coaching staff were extremely pleased with all the players’ effort and intensity Friday.

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A suffocating Rams defense would hold the Bulldogs to just six points on the night to go undefeated in the regular season. – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

On the defensive side of the ball, the stingy Rams defense yielded only 1 score after a long kickoff return set up a late TD run by Belmont. D-Linemen Zack Wilkinson had a monster game recording 8 tackles plus a fumble recovery while fellow D-Lineman James Nicholas had 7 tackles and 1 QB sack. DE Byron MacKinnon had 4 tackles plus a sack. LB Seye Farinu registered 6 tackles and LB Sheldon Mack had 4 tackles plus 2 sacks. Defensive Back Marcus Davis had 4 tackles, while Sean Waugh had 3 tackles plus an interception. JV Manny Lopez played a strong game on special teams recording 3 tackles.

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The Rams running game was unstoppable Friday night at Westhills stadium as Seye Farinu runs with the rock for the big gain. – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Again a brilliant performance Varsity Rams…and Congratulations, you have just completed the best regular season Mount Douglas has ever had at the AAA Varsity.

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High school phenom Marcus Davis would be untouchable, amassing 425 all purpose yards and 6 touchdowns to dominate once again another game . – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

The Varsity Rams now turn their attention to a brand new season…it’s time for the BC High School Football Playoffs. The Rams have a 1st round bye and play the winner of the upcoming STMC – Belmont game. The Varsity Rams 1st playoff game is scheduled for Friday November 15th with a 2:00 pm kickoff at Westhills Stadium.

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