Mission Secondary football players (from left) defensive end Louis Latour, defensive back Josh Guitard, defensive tackle Avjot Kala and linebacker Tanner Alward have all signed on to play football with the Valley Huskers, based in Chilliwack.

Four Mission Secondary football players sign with Valley Huskers

The quartet of defensive players are moving up to the BCFC

Four Grade 12 students from Mission Secondary are making the move from high school football to the B.C. Football Conference.

Defensive end Louis Latour, defensive back Josh Guitard, defensive tackle Avjot Kala and linebacker Tanner Alward have all signed on to play football with the Valley Huskers, based in Chilliwack.

And while the Huskers were not a powerhouse last year, the players see bright things in the future.

“I like the vision that they have. They want to improve their program … It’s like a journey for me,” said Kala. “Their vision is really high. They want to win the championship. Even though it may not seem like it right now, they want to win. They have high aspirations for their team and themselves. So that’s why I chose to go out for them.”

His teammates agreed, adding that they want to be a factor in transforming the team.

“I see a team that struggled – that’s what everybody sees them as. Now there’s a change and I want to be part of that change. I want to help make the team better,” Guitard said.

“As we improve as players, we are going to take this team to the playoffs. We are going to improve the program,” said Kala, adding that the Huskers will win a championship in the next four years.

Huskers head coach Bob Reist called the foursome a great group of athletes.

“We were very excited to see what we got out of this group. They are very well coached, they bring a hard-working attitude and they all excelled at certain points in the camp.”

Reist said he’s excited to move forward with his new players.

The Huskers open the 2018 football season on Aug. 5 at home against the Vancouver Island Raiders.

Just Posted

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from March 25 to 31

WATCH: Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 in Chilliwack trying to flee police

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Drugs and guns seized by Chilliwack Mounties in complex case

Drug trafficking investigations led to five arrests in three different locations across Chilliwack

Chilliwack RCMP trying to catch robbery suspect

Police hope someone will identify the person who appears in security camera footage

LETTER: Why is Jati Sidhu ashamed of his riding?

Lytton’s Christopher di Armani shares his dismay at the potential name change of the MP’s riding

Stolen Bentley spotted going wrong way down highway found in Summerland

The car has been recorded going the wrong way on the Coquihalla, found two days later

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frightened cruise passengers in Norway

The Viking Sky cruise ship was carrying 1,300 passengers and crew when it experienced engine trouble

Search and rescue team helicopters injured climber from B.C. provincial park

A 30-year-old woman suffered a suspected lower-limb fracture in Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park

DOJ: Trump campaign did not co-ordinate with Russia in 2016

Attorney General William Barr said special counsel “does not exonerate” Trump of obstructing justice

Trudeau in Vancouver to support Tamara Taggart at Liberal nomination event

The former broadcaster is seeking the nomination for the Vancouver Kingsway riding

Trudeau calls May 6 byelection for B.C. riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith

The riding opened up when Sheila Malcolmson resigned in January

B.C. VIEWS: The hijacking of our education system gathers speed

Children taught to strike and shout fringe far-left demands

Judges on Twitter? Ethical guidance for those on the bench under review

Canadian judges involvement in community life are among issues under review

VIDEO: Vancouver fall to Seattle in Game 2 of the playoffs

Thunderbirds topple the Giants 4-1 in Langley, evening the Western Conference series one game each

Most Read