Marauders harpooned by AA Whalers

Offense flails and defence no match for Ballenas Whalers of Vancouver Island in exhibition play.

Hayden Harty of the Pitt Meadows Marauders shows off some fancy footwork in an exhibition against the Ballenas Whalers.

The Pitt Meadows Marauders will have a week off to lick their wounds and rebound after a 44-0 loss to the Ballenas Whalers in AA varsity exhibition game Friday.

The outmanned Marauders had a difficult time generating any offence, said head coach Matt Todd.

The Whalers, from Parksville on Vancouver Island, were led by running back Matt Price, who ran roughshod over the Pitt defence, racking up 189 yards on 15 carries.

Marauders defender Bailey Mountford lead the team with 10 tackles, followed by Brandon Hunt with five.

Pitt Meadows plays it final exhibition game under the lights Friday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. against the Vernon Secondary Panthers.

They open their regular season on the road Friday, Oct. 9 against the Rick Hansen Hurricanes at 3:45 p.m.

Junior varsity

The Samuel Roberts Titans continue their junior varsity exhibition season Thursday, Sept. 24, when they hit the road against the Abbotsford Panthers. Kick-off is at 3:45 p.m.

The Titans opened with a 22-6 win on Vancouver Island against the Spectrum Thunder.

The win came after the Titans went the 2014 season winless, finishing with an 0-7 record. SRT scored just 26 points in 2014, while giving up 251.

The Titans wrap up their exhibition season on the road in Chilliwack against G.W. Graham Sept. 30 at 3:30 p.m.

The Titans open the season at home against the W.J. Mouat Hawks on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 3:45 p.m. at SRT secondary.

• The Pitt Meadows Marauders open their junior varsity season on the road in Abbotsford against against the W.J. Mouat Hawks on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.

The powerhouse Hawks had the Number 2 offence and defence in the Fraser Valley division in 2014 and beat the Marauders 36-12 last year. They finished 6-1 and lost in the second round of the playoffs to Vancouver College.

The Marauders finished last year 1-6 and missed the playoffs.

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