Kelly helped begin W.J. Mouat’s program in 1987 and in 28 seasons as their head coach guided the Abbotsford-based squad to 9 Triple A finals, together with wins in 1992, 2002 and 2005.
Denis Kelly, the W.J. Mouat Hawks and the highschool soccer playoffs can nonetheless go collectively, though not as a lot to the Hawks liking anymore. The Hawks open the Subway Bowl post-season with a wild card matchup on Friday at Burnaby Lake (7:30 p.m.). Kelly might be on the sector, too, however working the Notre Dame Jugglers’ sideline. Kelly helped begin W.J. Mouat’s program in 1987 and in 28 seasons as their head coach guided the Abbotsford-based squad to 9 Triple A finals, together with wins in 1992, 2002 and 2005. He left W.J. Mouat in the summertime earlier than the 2015 season for an affiliate offensive coordinator’s job with the SFU Clan. He took over at Notre Dame helm final season, following a stint on the St. Thomas Extra Knights employees. He confronted off with W.J. Mouat two seasons in the past as STM’s offensive coordinator, however this can be a totally different animal, what with Kelly in cost and playoff development on the road. East Vancouver’s Notre Dame (5-2), who have been second within the Western Convention and performed a harder schedule, are favoured in opposition to W.J. Mouat (7-1), who took second within the Pacific Convention. “Is it bizarre? Yeah, it’s bizarre,” Hawks coach Travis Bell defined. “Our gamers would know of him and particularly our Grade 12s. I reference him on a regular basis. I discuss concerning the tradition he instilled right here, concerning the traditions that he began that they’re part of.” Bell himself performed at W.J. Mouat. He was a provincial all-star defensive again in 2004. A lot of what he realized in soccer he realized from Kelly. Kelly has lengthy been considered the highschool ranks’ preeminent offensive thoughts, somebody who, in line with Bell, “sometimes comes up with a complete new sport plan each week … he’s clearly very inventive.” Kelly additionally occurs to have high-end skills on the talent spots at Notre Dame, led by quarterback Will Clarke, who was named the Western Convention’s offensive most beneficial participant, and working again Teon Alexander-Amour, who was picked to the convention’s all-star workforce. Alexander-Amour was second in Triple A in dashing within the common season, working for 1,057 yards, together with 11 touchdowns. Clarke ran for 9 touchdowns as a part of his 561 yards alongside the bottom. He additionally handed for 935 yards, with 11 landing tosses to simply three interceptions. “You’ll be able to count on something,” Bell defined. Kelly, for his half, tried to minimize the concept he may be breaking into his huge array of gadget performs on offence. “As you go alongside, the factor you notice is that it comes all the way down to blocking and tackling,” defined Kelly, a quarterback at SFU in his taking part in days who was an assistant coach at Notre Dame earlier than signing on with W.J. Mouat almost three a long time in the past. “In the event you don’t block and sort out, it doesn’t matter what you’ve gotten in your sport plan.” Notre Dame additionally had linebacker Cameron Mah and defensive again Jerrell Cummings picked to the Western all-star aspect. W.J. Mouat had 5 gamers picked to the Pacific workforce: offensive lineman Connor Brinson, receiver Keenan Baker, working again Nathan Hausermann, defensive lineman Ethan Erickson and linebacker Ebiye Okoko-Chomseng. The winner between the Jugglers and Hawks will meet the Saturday’s winner between Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Ravens (5-2) and North Vancouver’s Carson Graham Eagles (2-5) in subsequent weekend’s quarter-finals. TRIPLE A WILDCARD GAMES Friday South Delta at Mission (W.J. Mouat), 1:30 p.m. Nanaimo at St. Thomas Extra (Burnaby Lake), three p.m. Kelowna at Mt Douglas (Goudy Discipline), 7 p.m. W.J Mouat at Notre Dame (Burnaby Lake), 7:30 p.m. Abbotsford at New Westminster (Mercer Stadium), 7:30 p.m. Saturday Carson Graham at Terry Fox (SFU), 5:30 p.m. DOUBLE A WILDCARD GAMES Friday Ballenas at Langley (McLeod Stadium), 2 p.m. Saturday G.W. Graham at Kelly Street (Masich Place Stadium), 11 a.m. South Kamloops at Prince George (Masich Place Stadium), four p.m. Windsor at Clarence Fulton (Better Vernon Athletic Park), 5:15 p.m. ,