Crusaders win in Vernon

High school football team blanks Maroons in preseason game

The Holy Cross Crusaders began their B.C. High School Football preseason schedule in the Okanagan last week, defeating the Clarence Fulton Maroons 36-0 Friday in Vernon.

The Crusaders, who will play in the Senior AA level Southern Conference when the regular season starts next month, led 29-0 at the half.

“I thought we had a solid start to the season. We played well for a first game,” said Crusaders head coach Conrad Deugau. “We know we have lots of room to improve.”

Quarterback Patrick Shoemay threw a pair of touchdown passes to receiver Marcus Browne covering a total of 68 yards.

Linebacker Brendan Szabo returned two interceptions for 103 yards and another two major scores. Linebacker Cole Barron led the team with nine tackles.

“We have players that can make big plays and we’re working hard to get better each week,” said Deugau. “Last week was an opportunity for all our athletes to improve and gain valuable experience on the field.”

The Crusaders will visit the Windsor Dukes in North Vancouver today (Friday).

The Frank Hurt Hornets, also a member of the Southern Conference in the Senior AA category, played their first exhibition game at home last Friday against the Pitt Meadows Marauders, and lost 26-6.

The Hornets will be on the road today for a game with the South Kamloops Titans, their second of three preseason games.

In Senior AAA football, the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers were in the Fraser Valley where they fell 45-27 to the Abbotsford Panthers. Tweedsmuir will be away from home again tomorrow (Saturday), kicking off against the Mt. Douglas Rams in Victoria.

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