The RCMP will be holding a news briefing this morning to update its investigation, into the South Peace natural gas pipeline bombings in October.It says new information and surveillance photos will be released and, an official from Calgary based Encana Pipelines, the targeted company of all three bombings, will also release a statement.In their previous news briefings on the bombings, police have said they believe, whoever is responsible for them is from the local area and, very familiar with its oil and gas industry.- Advertisement -Today’s briefing is scheduled for ten o’clock in Dawson Creek.
LEUZINGER of Lawndale (7-3) at ANTELOPE VALLEY of Lancaster (7-3), 7:30 p.m. Key stat: 33. Number of turnovers (17 INTs, 16 fumbles) Antelope Valley’s opportunistic defense has forced. Outlook: Antelope Valley’s experience defending against the run in the ground-oriented Golden League figures to be useful against Leuzinger. The Olympians run the ball almost exclusively, with standout RBs Mark Rodgers (2,012 rushing yards) and Sione Tulu (1,300) making a predictable offense tough to stop. Antelope Valley’s defense givees up just 15.1 points per game, and its propensity for forcing turnovers makes the Antelopes a scary foe. Muir, which had no true peers in the Pacific League, features a big-play offense led by quarterback Forest Elder (1,783 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, 6 INTs). PALMDALE (5-5) at MIRA COSTA of Manhattan Beach (9-1), 7:30 p.m. Key stat: 3. Defending Southern Section champions Palmdale played in nonleague games (Div. IV Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks, Div. X Crespi of Encino and Div. XI Oaks Christian of Westlake Village). Outlook: After struggling against tough nonleague opponents, the Falcons have hit their stride at the most opportune time, going 5-1 in Golden League play to win a share of their fourth consecutive league title. Palmdale’s combination of size and athleticism are difficult for opponents to deal with. WR Tyreace House (1,239 all-purpose yards, 7 TDs), RB Dominic Blood (758 rushing yards, 12 TDs) and QB Rodney Trimm (982 passing yards) are the Falcons’ top playmakers. Mira Costa hopes to keep the ball out of their hands with a ball-control offense led by QB !boldKevin Romero (64.9 pct., 2,190 yards) and RB Charlie Wolfgramm (1,186 yards, 13 TDs). Bay League co-champion Mira Costa has been held to fewer than 20 points just once, in a 35-14 loss to co-champion Peninsula of Palos Verdes. HIGHLAND of Palmdale (5-5) at PENINSULA of Rolling Hills Estates (9-1), 7:30 p.m. Key stat: 58. Passes Highland has attempted this season. Outlook: Highland took to the ground to claim its first playoff appearance in three years, and it figures to follow that path in the playoffs. The Bulldogs are led by RB Micah Littlejohn (1,224 rushing yards, 9 TDs), a 5-foot-6, 150-pounder with a propensity for making big plays. RBs Nick Anderson and Conrad Henry, who combined for another 1,011 yards and eight TDs, also carry much of the load. QB Kevin Bevans is a proficient passer (54.2 pct., 304 yards). Peninsula has outscored opponents by 186 points, but the Panthers yielded 52 points – nearly half their season total – in their last two regular-season games, one a stunning 24-21 loss to Redondo Union of Redondo Beach. DESERT CHRISTIAN (5-5) at ROSAMOND (8-2), 7:30 p.m. Outlook: TE/LB Eric Leon (946 all-purpose yards, 16 TDs, 179 tackles) is a two-way standout who has third-seeded Rosamond positioned for a deep Div. XII playoff run. QB Nicholas Gutierrez (1,735 passing yards, 19 TDs) makes the traditionally run-oriented Roadrunners less predictable. Desert Christian is a second-year program making its first postseason appearance. VASQUEZ (7-2) at SALESIAN of Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. Outlook: Freelance Vasquez is in the Div. XII playoffs for a third consecutive year after posting the best-regular season record in school history. QB Joe Perez (65.5 pct., 815 yards, 8 TDs) is the Mustangs’ sparkplug – he was sorely missed in last week’s 17-7 loss to Rio Hondo of Arcadia. Santa Fe League champion Salesian is led by RB Tim Quijada (931 yards, 16 TDs). DESERT (3-7) at LUCERNE VALLEY (6-4), 7:30 p.m. Outlook: Desert takes the playoff berth Mojave gave up amid safety concerns after the Mustangs’ gym was vandalized last week and threats of violence that forced cancellation of a Nov. 4 game against Frazier Mountain of Lebec. The Scorpions are making their first playoff appearance since reaching the 2002 Div. XII championship game. WESTERN CHRISTIAN of Covina (3-7) at BORON (8-2), 7:30 p.m. Outlook: RB Brad Kostopoulos (1,892 rushing yards, 29 TDs) has been nearly unstoppable for Boron, which brings an eight-game winning streak into the playoffs. HE SAID “That Crenshaw kid must be getting recruited. You can tell by watching film he’s a great athlete.” – Leuzinger of Lawndale coach Mike Whitt, on Antelope Valley RB/DB Andre Crenshaw, whom his team faces tonight in a Div. III first-round playoff game. SPOTLIGHT Highland’s Micah Littlejohn is a speed back capable of churning out big yardage every time he touches the ball. The 5-foot-6, 150-pounder also is a surprisingly effective blocker whose blue-collar approach has impressed Bulldogs coach Jim Root. “It’s the Joe Lunch Pail ‘everyday’ yards he gets that, to me as a coach, is so exciting about him,” Root said. TRIVIA QUESTION Before they were the Falcons, what was Palmdale High’s nickname? OFF THE CHARTS Rosamond linebacker Eric Leon is believed to be the Southern Section’s leading tackler, with 179. He made 105 in High Desert League play, 55 the past two weeks. His week-by-week tackle totals while leading the Roadrunners to a 5-0 league record: Date, Opponent, Tackles Sept. 9 Quartz Hill 12 Sept. 16 Boron 24 Sept. 23 Vasquez 21 Sept. 30 Blair 8 Oct. 7 Desert Christian 9 Oct. 14 Desert 14 Oct. 21 Mojave 16 Oct. 28 Frazier Mountain 20 Nov. 4 Bishop 25 Nov. 10 Kern Valley 30 OFFBEAT Rosamond coach Kevin Rizer lived on the Central Coast in the late 1990s when 1-9 Santa Maria upset top-ranked Culver City in a first-round playoff game. Rizer made a point of reminding his third-seeded Roadrunners about one of the biggest upsets in Southern Section football playoff history as he prepares them for their first-round game against Desert Christian, a second-year program making its first playoff appearance. “I feel bad for Culver City for forever being an example of not being up to the task at hand,” Rizer said. TRIVIA ANSWER The Jets.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week RB/DB Andre Crenshaw (106.1 rushing yards per game, 4 INTs) and DB D’Andre Goodwin (7 INTs) are among A.V.’s top playmakers. LANCASTER (7-3) at MUIR of Pasadena (8-2), 7:30 p.m. Key stat: 24.1. Muir’s average margin of victory. Outlook: Adjusting to offenses with unfamiliar looks figures to be a decisive factor in one of the more competitive Div. III matchups. Lancaster, which barely reached the playoffs out of the intensely competitive Golden League, features one of the Southern Section’s most proficiently run Delaware wing-T offenses, one that’s difficult to adjust to. RBs Tony Jackson (1,088 rushing yards, 14 TDs) and Josh Gaines (705 rushing yards, 6 TDs) and quarterback Tim Ennis (88 for 155, 931 yards, 11 TDs, 6 INTs) have taken advantage of opportunities Lancaster’s deceptive schemes have produced.