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Owls cruise to lopsided playoff win over North Van's Eagles

The high-powered offences of the Kelowna Owls and Vancouver College Fighting Irish were on full display Saturday and will go up against each other in a B.C. Secondary Schools Football Association quarter-final next week.

<who>Photo Credit: Lorne White/KelownaNow </who>Nolan Ulm of the KSS Owls straight-arms Jake Oseen of the Carson Graham Eagles enroute to a touchdown in the first quarter of Saturday's 62-21 win at CNC Stadium.Both teams racked up 62 points in disposing of the Carson Graham Eagles and the Rutland Voodoos respectively in the first round of the provincial Subway Bowl playoffs.

Kelowna Secondary School quarterback Nate Beauchemin completed 17 of 22 passes for 300 yards and five touchdowns — two to Caeleb Schlachter and another to Nolan Ulm — while running in for TD of his own in a 62-21 victory over visiting Carson Graham of North Vancouver.

<who>Photo Credit: Lorne White/KelownaNow </who>Caeleb Schlachter of the Owls catches up to a Nate Beauchemin pass. He ran the ball the rest of the way for one of his two touchdowns on the day.Kieran Koltun added a pair of TDs while Colby Miletto and Noah Gross contributed a major each in front of about 400 fans at CNC Stadium in Kelowna.

Schlachter, a Grade 11 student chosen as an Eastern Conference all-star earlier this week, finished with two completions for 117 yards while Ulm (Grade 12), another conference all-star, caught four Beauchemin tosses for 92 yards.

<who>Photo Credit: Lorne White/KelownaNow </who>Quarterback Nate Beauchemin breaks through the line on the way to a second-quarter touchdown.Nick Tonogai led the Owls defence with 5.5 tackles.

The Owls went into the game with a second-place 5-2 record in the Eastern Conference while Carson Graham was 2-5, good for sixth place in the Western Conference.

<who>Photo Credit: Lorne White/KelownaNow </who>Isaac Athans, top, and Nathan Gilbert collide while trying to pick off a Carson Graham pass in the second quarter.Meanwhile at O’Hagan Field at Vancouver College, the Western Conference 6-1 Fighting Irish shut out the Rutland Voodoos 62-0. The Voodoos had posted a 6-0 regular-season record in the Pacific Division South.

The Owls and Vancouver College will meet at B.C. Place in Vancouver on Saturday. The time has yet to be decided.

More story and photos to come.

<who>Photo Credit: Lorne White/KelownaNow </who>Kieran Koltun of the Owls defends on the Eagles' James Curleigh. Koltun scored a pair of touchdowns for the Owls.<who>Photo Credit: Lorne White/KelownaNow </who>Jake Oseen of Carson Graham makes the catch but is brought down immediately by the Owls' Aidan Vint.<who>Photo Credit: Lorne White/KelownaNow </who>Isaac Athans leaps to intercept an Eagles pass on an attempted two-point conversion.<who>Photo Credit: Lorne White/KelownaNow </who>



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