While the Canadian Bowl didn't turn out the way the home team would have liked, it was one cracker of a game.
The host Langley Rams fell 23-21 to the visiting Saskatoon Hilltops in the Canadian Junior Football League championship contest, held Saturday at McLeod Athletic Park.
The Rams came into the game as the B.C. Football Conference champions.
Rams' media director Chris Swartz said that since Saturday, he has received "lots of emails from across Canada about the game, the event, [and] the stadium, some calling it one of the best Canadian Bowls ever, not only the game itself but the event."
Swartz said the Township shone through on a local and national stage with this event.
Highlights of the game were shown on national sports broadcasts.
Swartz also thanked the community for its support.
"Attendance was over 2,500 and there were business signs everywhere cheering the team on," he reported.
Swartz added, "Delegates and fans from across Canada have nothing but good things to say about the facilities, LEC - where we had the Banquet of Champions - and most of all about McLeod Stadium."