Abby Senior's junior varsity football team advanced to the Double-A provincial semifinals after an impressive 41-8 victory over Nanaimo District Secondary last week.
Grayson Marquardt was a one-man wrecking crew with five touchdowns on rushes of 18, 6, 19, 68 and 32 yards. Phillip Cromwell also added 76 yards on the ground.
Panthers defence was stifling with interceptions by Chase Claypool, Jordan Goheen and Madaraka Kuol, who returned his for a 52-yard score. Jesse Heinrichs and Alex Pongracz each had two quarterback sacks while Goheen also chipped in with seven solo tackles.
After defeating Belmont of Victoria 35-6 in last week's opening playoff round, Abby will now face Vernon in the semifinal on Wednesday (Nov. 21) at Mouat Field at 1 p.m.