The Mission Roadrunners had a tall task ahead of them last Friday – travel to Coquitlam and battle last year’s AAA provincial finalist and second-ranked Terry Fox Ravens.
But Mission proved themselves against one of the top teams in B.C., as they kept it close and were very competitive in the 16-6 loss.
Mission’s Keegan Royal had a strong day on both sides of the ball, with 87 yards rushing and six tackles on defence.
Roadrunners wide receiver Tyson Bongo caught the team’s lone touchdown, and he connected with quarterback Jackson Track for 103 yards in the air.
Taylor Fleming led Mission defensively, with a team-high nine tackles, with Michael Guitard adding five tackles and one sack.
The Roadrunners’ record drops to 2-1, and the club sits tied for second in the AAA’s Eastern conference. The club next takes on Centennial in Coquitlam on Friday night. That game kicks off at 7 p.m.
Mission’s next home game occurs on Oct. 20, when Kelowna comes to town.
Meanwhile, the Roadrunners junior varsity team fell 38-28 to Handsworth in an exhibition game on Oct. 4.
The team continued its exhibition run on Thursday, when Carson Graham came to town, but results were not available at press time.
The juniors open the regular season on Oct. 18, when they host New Westminster. That game kicks off at 3:45 p.m.
For more information on both teams, visit bchighschoolfootball.com.