Varsity football team knocks out Nechako Valley

Mission Roadrunners varsity team plays Windsor Saturday at UBC

An upset win over Nechako Valley last Saturday at BC Place Stadium now pits the Mission Roadrunners’ varsity football team up against Windsor Nov. 17 at UBC.

“We were pleased to get done what we needed to today to advance to the next round.  Our next opponent Windsor, will offer some difficult challenges and we will need to work hard in practice this week to prepare for them,” said coach Kevin Watrin.

In the first quarter Wayde Carpenter ran an interception 47 yards for a touchdown, and ended the game with two catches, one at 72 yards, and three tackles. Receiver Tyler McStravick also grabbed two out of the air for 45 yards and a touchdown.

Kevin Wiens and Evan Horton continued their season-long offensive dominance, with Wiens going four for seven for 129 yards and three touchdowns, and Horton passing two for four for 18 yards and touchdown. Horton also contributed six tackles on the defensive line.

Arjun Bhogal tallied also notched five tackles, and Felix Horn had four.

This Saturday’s game starts at 5:30 p.m.