Blaine head football coach Jay Dodd was pleased by what he saw last Saturday. The Borderites completed the 2010 spring football workouts with a 28-21 scrimmage win over visiting New Westminster on June 12. Sean Allen, penciled in as next season’s starter tossed two touchdown passes.
Todd Bird caught one on a goal line fade route and Andrew Miller turned a reception into a 65-yard catch and run. Backup quarterback Zach Aiken fired a 45-yard TD strike to sophomore GaQuan White and also ran for an eight yard score. Andrew Price and Tyler Chau each had three receptions.
The defense, which was tested by a strong New West attack, was lead by inside linebackers Todd Freeman and Caleb Johnson.
“They (Freeman and Johnson) looked good defensively as did nose guard Andy Villaunueava,” Dodd said. The win had to be especially sweet for the juniors who played last year as New Westminster beat the Borderites in their home opener in a thriller last season.
“It was a great day to be a Borderite,” said Dodd, whose entire team and coaching staff joined coaches from the middle school and the Boys and Girls Club to run a youth football camp before the game.
Coach Dodd told his charges that he was excited and enthusiastic about the effort and attitude that this team has shown. The fans will have to wait a few more months to see what this new team is capable of achieving.