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POW award for Greene

University of British Columbia Thunderbirds quarterback Billy Greene carried the ball against the University of Alberta Golden Bears earlier this season.  - BOB FRID / UBC ATHLETICS
University of British Columbia Thunderbirds quarterback Billy Greene carried the ball against the University of Alberta Golden Bears earlier this season.
— image credit: BOB FRID / UBC ATHLETICS

Holy Cross high school graduate Billy Greene has led the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds to their best regular season finish in Canada West football in more than a decade.

Greene, who led the Holy Cross Crusaders to the B.C. Senior AAA high school championship in 2007, collected Offensive Player of the Week honours after throwing for 421 yards and four touchdowns in a 36-23 win Saturday over the previously undefeated Calgary Dinos. He completed 23 of 42 pass attempts, and led the Thunderbirds in rushing with 60 yards.

UBC finished second in Canada West with a 6-2 record, one game back of the 7-1 Dinos.

A candidate for Canada West Most Valuable Player honours, Greene finished the regular season with 2,558 yards passing, completing 171 passes (20 for touchdowns) while rushing for 482 yards and four majors.

UBC (6-2) will host a Canada West playoff game for the first time since 1999 on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. against the 5-3 Saskatchewan Huskies.

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