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Nicholas carries the Panthers' mail
Tailback Levi Nicholas racked up two touchdowns and 237 rushing yards as the VSS Panthers ambushed the South Kamloops Titans 50-0 in Okanagan Junior Varsity Football League play Thursday at Grahame Park.
Nicholas had 10 carries and also chipped in defensively with several tackles.
“Levi led today both as a playmaker and a leader for our young guys on the field,” said Panthers’ head coach Dave Tetrault.
The scoring parade included Justin Haverkamp, with two scores and two conversions while piling up 150 rushing yarrds on 12 touches.
Zach Hyer recorded a spectacular reverse for a 40-yard touchdown and caught a two-point conversion, while Keegan Vickland and Dylan Huber added TDs on quarterback keeps.
Rounding out the offence was Jakob Marshall on a dazzling catch for a two-point convert. Vickland completed three of five passes for 60 yards.
“I have to give a lot of credit to our offensive line, including Ben Hladik, Tyler Riva, Jesse Bielski, Reid MacKenzie and Tyler Semeniuk, who allowed our backs to find holes all game,” added Tetrault. “Both line coach Keith Johnston and offensive co-ordinator Ed Huber prepared the boys well the past two weeks.”
Hladik was also a tackling machine as the Panthers improved to 1-1. VSS visits the Mt. Boucherie Bears Thursday in West Kelowna for an exhibition tilt.
The senior AA Panthers hosted the Westsyde Blue Wave of Kamloops in league play Saturday. The Cats visit the Salmon Arm Golds next Saturday.