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Seahawks chasing a first place finish

Seaquam Seahawk ball carrier Mark Lego tries to outrun Holy Cross Crusader defender Matt McKinnon (in white) during a high school footbll game on Oct. 22. The Seahawks can clinch first place tomorrow (Friday) with a win over the Langley Saints.  - BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER
Seaquam Seahawk ball carrier Mark Lego tries to outrun Holy Cross Crusader defender Matt McKinnon (in white) during a high school footbll game on Oct. 22. The Seahawks can clinch first place tomorrow (Friday) with a win over the Langley Saints.
— image credit: BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER

Presented with two opportunities to clinch first place, the Seaquam Seahawks went all-in on their first chance.

Needing a win in either one of their two remaining South Conference games, the Senior AA high school football team went for the win on their first possession of overtime, going for a two-point convert that fell short in a 14-13 loss to the Hugh Boyd Trojans Friday in Richmond.

The loss leaves Seaquam with a 1-1 record in the South group, a half-game back of the 2-1 Trojans and Holy Cross Crusaders, who both have completed league play. The Seahawks play at home Saturday against the 0-2 Langley Saints, needing a win to move into a three-way tie for first place, with Seaquam holding the tiebreaker on both the Crusaders and Hugh Boyd.

The Trojans led 7-0 at half time, and the teams were even 7-7 going into overtime. The Trojans converted a touchdown on their first possession of overtime, with Seaquam getting a major score when they had the ball. Kicking a convert would have forced a second extra period, but the ‘Hawks went for the win, knowing a one-point loss would still leave them with the tiebreaker.

Tyler Green and Taylor Northway scored the Seaquam majors, while Martin Minkov was the top tackler on defence with seven.

The Seahawks kickoff at 1:30 p.m. against the Saints Saturday at Seaquam Secondary.

- The Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers are in Burnaby tonight for their final game of the Senior AAA East Conference regular season against the St. Thomas More Knights. The 2-2 Panthers have clinched a playoff position, but could climb into third place with a win over a 4-0 Knights squad.

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