November 8th, 2019 Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Varsity Mt.Douglas Rams used a dominate first quarter of play, taking advantage costly turnovers, to claim their first victory of the BC High School Football playoffs, defeating the visiting Seaquam Seahawks 42-12 in Friday night BC high school football action at Goudy Field in Langford, BC.
With the win, the Ram’s take a step closer to making back to back BC high school Subway Bowl appearances.
Running back Peter Primeau was “primo” in the win, helping his team to the lopsided victory with a game-high three touchdowns. Teammate Joe Lucas, playing both sides of the ball, would also figure in the one-sided affair, scoring on an 8-yard touchdown reception, as well as recording a seventy-yard pick six for the major. Ram’s Branden Turnbull would also figure in the scoring for the Rams with his own pick six in a strong defensive effort for the Rams.
The Seahawk’s Christan Carlon-Diaz would stand out for his Seaquam squad with a second quarter interception and two second half rushing TD’s in the loss.
The Ram’s Branden Turnbull would set the momentum early in the first quarter, giving his team the first of two Ram’s pick six’s in the half, intercepting the Seahawk starting QB James Mather from near midfield to run it to the house, giving the Rams a 7-0 lead.
After a defensive stop, the Ram’s QB Hunter Swift, moving the ball seemingly at will on the ground and in the air, would continue the momentum built to march his team down field to set up a four-yard strike to Joe Lucas in the end zone, putting his team up 14-0 halfway through the first quarter of play.
Seaquam’s Mather, under pressure by the Rams defensive line most of the game while looking to find his rhythm, was unable to link together any sustained attack in answer to the defensive pressure of the Rams’s.
The Ram’s Branden Turnbull, fresh off a pick six and still quick to the ball, would jump on a Seaquam fumble to set up a Ram’s scoring drive that would see running back Peter Primeau score his first of three TD’s in the game to give his team a 21-0 lead after one quarter of play.
Primeau would get the nod again from QB Swift in the second quarter to score his second TD of the game, carrying the rock from four yards out and into the end zone to increase Mount Doug’s lead to 28-0.
The Rams would add to the Seahawks woes, recording their second pick six of the game when Joe Lucas, playing a defensive set on the other side of the ball, would step into the path of a Mather strike to intercept the ball and carry it back for the Ram’s fifth touchdown of the game. Halftime would see the Seahawks still looking to reply to a 35-0 Rams deficit.
Seaquam’s Mather would find a way to orchestrate some momentum back into the Seahawks offense in the second half of play. Able to move the ball on the ground to string together plays with greater offensive success, Seaquam’s Christan Carlon-Diaz would find the end zone running thirty-five yards to post his team’s first major in the game and erase to doughnut 35-6.
Despite what appeared to be a softer defensive effort by the Ram’s, Peter Primeau would figure one final time for his team. Set up by himself and the running ability of QB Hunter Swift, Primeau would record his third and the Ram’s final TD, rushing from short yardage to put the game well out of reach for the Seahawks in the third quarter with the Rams ahead comfortably by 37 points, up 42-6.
The Seahawk’s, albeit too little too late, would add another TD in the fourth quarter of play on the legs of Carlon-Diaz. With credit deserved to Seaquam for their no quit performance, Carlon-Diaz would find fault in the Rams defense, running for twenty-eight yards and his second TD of the game.
With time and the score against any comeback bid for the Seahawks, the Rams would raise their arms in a 42-12 victory and advance to the next round of playoffs in search of another BC Highschool Subway Bowl final appearance.
The Ram’s will now await the outcome of other weekend high school football playoff action to determine their next opponent.