Ballenas Whalers running back Demar Hohnstein breaks through the Holy Cross Crusaders linemen to gain some yardage during their Double A Western Conference game in Surrey on Friday. — Ma Beth Robinson photo

Whalers make successful Crusade in Surrey

Ballenas prepares to take back Border Battle against John Barsby

Ballenas Whalers senior boys football team are on a roll.

They remain unbeaten so far this season with four wins, having secured their fourth victory on the road on Friday against Holy Cross Crusaders in Surrey.

The Whalers scored a dominating 26-0 victori in a Double A Western Conference game.

Associate coach Jeremy Conn said that it was a physical game that was played under hot weather conditions. The Whalers improved on their defence to stop the Crusaders, especially against their passing.

Quarterback Ben Chomolok had a touchdown and posted two touchdown passes to Nathan Robinson and Adrien Friesen. He was also 3-for-4 on conversion attempts. Running back Demar Hohnstein had a six -yard run for a touchdown.

“It was a good team win as everyone played and contributed,” said Conn. “Even though Holy Cross put nine in box they still couldn’t shut down our runing game. They did make it harder but it opened up our pass game which we can execute.”

The Whalers will now prepare for the Border Battle against arch-nemesis the John Barsby Bulldogs, also in the Double A Western Conference. The annual rivalry between the two schools often produces intense and exciting games.

Last year, Ballenas hosted the event and failed to retain the Border Battle trophy they wrested from the Bulldogs in 2016. They will try to bring it back to the home to the Whalers this week.

The juniors Whalers will face the Bulldogs at John Barsby Secondary at 3 p.m. on Wednesday then the senior Whalers will face the senior Bulldogs next at Nanaimo District Secondary School at 6 p.m.

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