The North Langley atom Bears jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, as they kicked off the Valley Community Football League playoffs on the right foot.
On a soggy field in Mission, Marcus Stang scored on the Bears' opening drive and North Langley went on to dominate from there in a 32-6 win over Chilliwack Red.
Stang added two more long touchdowns and Jun Mclean added a pair of long touchdowns, as well.
Brian Pol and Callum Middleton also contributed with some nice runs.
Jayden Bailey kicked a two-point convert.
North Langley's defence dominated with huge games from Chris Morrison and Jaxson Stebbings. Manny Foitou, Jacob Diebert, and Owen Sieben made key tackles.
The North Langley Football Association's atom squad plays the Meadow Ridge Knights this Saturday at McLeod Stadium, in the next round of the playoffs. Kickoff is 6 p.m.
The Bears lost 22-0 to the Chilliwack Blue team, in their last game of 2012.
The local squad had difficulty overcoming the bad weather, high winds, and rain which affected their passing game.
Brandon Brynjolfson did manage to run a touchdown but unfortunately for the Bears, the major score was called back due to a penalty.
On defence Damon Limoges, Trevor Paulenz, Caderyn Barthelson, and Ken McLean led the way on tackles.
The Bears have improved tremendously over the season and are looking forward to coming back next year with a roar.
JUNIOR BANTAM BEARS
The JB Bears outscored the Chilliwack (Blue) Giants 28-8 on a rainy Saturday evening in Langley.
Zander Bailey ran for two touchdowns with Pablo Wigwigan and Jacob Stebbings scoring one major apiece.
The Bears also got a touchdown through the air when quarterback Brett Christenson connected with Andy Hanlen.
Jake Evans and James Limoges anchored a solid Bears' defence that shut out the Giants.
Chilliwack's lone score came on a kickoff return.
The JB Bears will now face Abbotsford White in the first round of the playoffs next weekend.
The Bears' regular season finale was a thriller, as they edged the Vernon Wolverines 38-34 Saturday afternoon.
Vernon led off with a touchdown but on the ensuing kickoff, Ian Canning took the ball 80 yards to paydirt.
North Langley piled on three more touchdowns in the first half, two scored by Colton Pierce and one by Won Jae Boo for a commanding 26-7 lead at halftime.
The third quarter belonged to the Wolverines, however, as they scored two unanswered touchdowns to narrow the Bears' lead to 26-21.
Early in the fourth quarter, Boo recovered a fumble deep in Vernon territory and the Bears took advantage several plays later as a scrambling Kenzie Oram somehow managed to escape a Wolverine blitz and hit Maximilian Joseph with a pass in the end zone on a third down play.
Vernon rallied with an interception touchdown to narrow the Bears' lead to 32-28.
Boo answered back with his second rushing touchdown of the game, but then Vernon managed to complete some quick passes on the ensuing drive before scoring again to make it 38-34.
The Wolverines then tried an onside kick and when the Bears recovered it, the game was over.
The Bears put in a complete team effort, with running back Brandon Sang driving hard for every yard and Oram completing several passes to Darian Pritchard.
On defence, Taryn Taylor, Jake Laberge, and Tyler Aasen came up with some big tackles.
The Bears' season ended with a 40-0 loss to the visiting Vernon Magnums.
Sebastian Joseph and Mook Kim led North Langley's ground attack while quarterback Braeden Pritchard connected with David Fredo on several passes, but the Bears could not sustain long enough drives to score.
James Aalhus recovered a fumble but unfortunately for the Bears, they gave the ball back on a fumble a few plays later.
The four 18-year-old Bears turned in solid performances in the final community football game of their careers: Alain Velo with numerous tackles, Zach Guy at linebacker, Spencer Werenka at the centre position, and Akash Verma on the line.