Saturday's showdown between two teams with identical 3-1 records changed the landscape of the Valley Community Football League's Atom Division.
The North Langley Bears are now 4-1 while the Mission Niners dropped to 3-2, following a 29-0 Bears victory.
The Bears opened the scoring late in the first quarter with a five-yard touchdown run by Mathieu Gale.
The first major was followed by a 60-yard ramble for a touchdown by Jun Mclean.
Tyson Hoy kicked a pair of two-point conversions to make the score 16-0 North Langley at the half.
The Bears' defence, led by Chris Morrison and Jaxon Stebbings, was impenetrable. North Langley didn't surrender a first down the entire game.
During the contest, strong tackles were made by North Langley's Manny Foitou, Jayden Bailey, Jacob Evans, and Jedakai Hurley.
The Bears' offence continued to roll in the second half, with a 47-yard touchdown run by Callum Middleton.
Marcus Stang followed the blocks of Kode Kondo and Dakota Brown to add another 35-yard touchdown run to North Langley's totals.
The conversion attempt was good with Josh Harris running the ball in from five yards out. Keaghan Hurley then recovered a fumble to preserve the Bears' shutout.
The Bears' 26-8 loss to the Mission Niners was highlighted by their first touchdown of the season.
Quarterback Ken McLean passed the ball to Cadeyrn Barthelson for the touchdown.
Defensively, North Langley's Emerson Block intercepted a pass for a Bears' turnover.
The Bears' offensive line of Joey Yeomans, Reid MacTaggart, Hayden Tetreault, Josh Patrick, and Jacob Canale held off the Niners' defence.
North Langley's defence was led by Emerson Block, Trevor Paulenz, and Barthelson who enabled the Bears to hang on to their lead through the first quarter.
Powered by a strong second half, the Niners earned the victory.
Junior bantam Bears
The Bears won convincingly 38-14 at home on Saturday afternoon against a tough Mission team.
Their second win in a row improves the Bears' record to 2-2.
Zander Baily had a terrific afternoon, returning a Mission fumble for a touchdown and adding a 100-yard touchdown run from scrimmage to his totals.
Quarterback Brett Christensen connected with Andy Hanlen on a long touchdown pass.
Pablo Wigwigan ran for a pair of touchdowns, including one he took in from 55 yards out.
On defence, James Limoges picked up a Mission fumble and returned it for a touchdown.
Yun-Jae Boo recorded a pair of interceptions.
Ryan Barthelson had an interception and made several key tackles throughout the game.
While the other Bears' teams played at home, the bantams travelled all the way out to Vernon on Sunday.
Vernon took an early lead but the Bears almost came back in the fourth quarter before losing 26-12.
Brandon Sang and WonJae Boo scored North Langley's touchdowns.
The Bears nearly scored on several other opportunities, including a 65-yard catch-and-run play by Ian Canning that took the ball to Vernon's 15-yard line.
Taryn Taylor and Jake Laberge also had receptions for the Bears, while Laberge and Kenzie Oram both made interceptions
Darian Pritchard came up big in the tackling department.
In the battle of the gridiron Bruins, the Bears lost 38-0 to the North Surrey Bears.
The North Langley side started its first drive at its own 11 yard line, and proceeded to move the ball out to midfield on runs by David Fredo and Garrett Fredley, before a fumble halted its progress.
After that, most of the game was played on the North Langley side of the field.
Adrian Clements completed several passes to receivers David Fredo and Braeden Pritchard, including a couple for more than 10 yards, but the gains were nullified by penalties.
The North Langley defence worked hard with stops made by Akash Verma, Alec Robertson, Marcel Mirek, Sam Cleary, Eric Boomars, James Aalhus, Fredley, Fredo, Clements, and Chris Baerg, who on one play launched a North Surrey ball carrier a few feet into the air.
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