High school football: Marauders host Mission in key game

It is only Game 4 in a seven-game high school football season, but the Pitt Meadows Marauders are looking at Friday’s matchup...

SRT Titans ball carrier Everett Perez is wrapped up and brought down by a pair of tacklers from the Abbotsford Panthers during junior varsity football action on Wednesday. The Panthers are the top team in the Fraser Valley

SRT Titans ball carrier Everett Perez is wrapped up and brought down by a pair of tacklers from the Abbotsford Panthers during junior varsity football action on Wednesday. The Panthers are the top team in the Fraser Valley

It is only Game 4 in a seven-game high school football season, but the Pitt Meadows Marauders are looking at Friday’s matchup with the Mission Roadrunners as a first-place showdown.

Pitt beat the Robert Bateman Timberwolves of Abbotsford 14-0 on Friday night to take a share of first place in the Double A Eastern Conference.

The Marauders have made it three straight wins to start the season.

On Friday, quarterback Jake Schuster completed nine of 13 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown.

Schuster’s favourite target was Haden Harty, who had a huge day, with 120 yards and a touchdown on five receptions.

Running back Ryan Beaubien also had 120 yards and a major on the ground. Beaubien was a standout on both sides of the ball, and put up 10 tackles and an interception on defence.

Mack Dhami had eight tackles and a quarterback sack.

Pitt next hosts the Mission Roadrunners, who are also 3-0 and whose quarterback is one of the best football players in the province. Jesse Walker is coming off a game in which he had 183 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Containing him will be the challenge for the Marauders.

“The way it’s shaping up, it could be a first-place matchup,” said Pitt coach Matt Todd. “If we beat Mission this week, we’re in good shape.”

Kickoff will be Friday at 1:45 p.m. at Pitt Meadows secondary.

  • In other Eastern Conference action, the SRT Titans lost 63-0 to the Abbotsford Panthers. The Titans will be at Rick Hansen secondary in Abbotsford on Friday.