The offensive line provided the time, and quarterback Tye Kitzman supplied the offence as the Fulton Maroons doubled the host Westsyde Blue Wave 44-22 in senior AA boys football play Friday night in Kamloops.
Kitzman dialed up three passing touchdowns to Caleb McCuaig (75 yards), Riley Beauchamp (nine yards) and Darrien Broomfield (22 yards), finishing the night with 161 passing yards on 7-of-12 attempts. He added a pair of short rushing scores.
Mike Williamson returned a pick 85 yards for Fulton’s other score, while Davron Polok added a two-point convert and McCuaig went 3-for-5 on extra points. He also booted a 25-yard field goal.
Polok led the Maroons’ ground game with 123 yards on nine carries. Tyler Leifke racked up 62 yards on 17 touches.
McCuaig was the top receiver, amassing 115 yards on three catches.
Defensively, Caron Deboer was a beast with 11 tackles (three sacks). Brett Shaigec had seven, Trevor Feeney had four and Leifke three.
Franky Gettis and Deboer each had a fumble recovery.
“This was a nice win for our team and the coaching staff is proud of our team’s effort,” said Fulton head coach Mike Scheller. “It was probably our best offensive effort of the season and we executed well. Our offensive line played its best game of the year. Sikandar Ahmad and Trent Smith both played really well on the right side. Mattias Papke had his first start of the season at left guard and he played tough all game.”
“Carson Deboer was a force defensively all night. He registered almost every defensive stat possible and was difficult to block. Brett Shaigec stepped up and had his best game of the year at outside linebacker and was effective all game.
“The French connection at corner back, Romain Hemart and Ed Petit-Jacquin, both played extensively and very well at corner.”
Fulton hosts the Vernon Panthers for the city championship Saturday, at noon, at Grahame Park.
“The battle for the city championship will be a very tough one for us against the undefeated Panthers,” said Scheller. “They have a very good and tough squad and have proved themselves the class of the Interior so far.”
In other senior AA boys action Friday in Kamloops, the Panthers iced the host Valleyview Vikings 36-6. No results were reported.