A trio of North Langley Minor Football teams had reason to celebrate as they headed home from Chilliwack last weekend.
The Bears squads swept their Chilliwack Giants foes on a rainy Saturday.
The Bears built a 28-6 lead by halftime, and added to it after the break, for a 42-6 win over the White Giants.
After Jun Mclean opened the scoring with a touchdown on the Bears' first drive, the Giants answered with a 50 yard pass play for a touchdown.
That was all the offence the Giants would muster as the Bears shut them out the rest of the way.
Brian Pol had some great runs and scored on a 35 yard touchdown scamper as the Bears regained the lead for good.
Jordan Williams then scored on a quarterback keeper, set up by a nice Callum Middleton run
Jedakai Hurley recovered a fumble to set up Koan Zieger for a five yard touchdown run, making it 28-6 at the half for North Langley.
In the second half, Chris Morrison recovered a fumble to keep the Giants at bay.
Marcus Stang then ripped off an 80-yard touchdown run that prompted the announcer to say, "Someone must have put jets under that guy's shoes!"
Josh Harris scored on a five yard run as North Langley won by a 36-point margin.
On defence, Chris Morrison, Jaxon Stebbings, Jacob Evans, and Hurley all had big games
The Bears finished second place in the Valley Community Football League Atom Division, earning a playoff game against Chilliwack Red this Saturday, Nov. 3.
The Peewee Bears celebrated their first win of the season by outscoring the Chilliwack Red team 25-18.
Scoring for the Bears were Cadeyrn Barthelson, Ken McLean, Brandon Brynjolfson, and Trevor Paulenz.
It was a tight game with the lead changing hands several times.
The teams were tied at 18 points each up until the last few minutes of the game, when the Bears marched the ball down to the Chilliwack five yard line.
Coming up half a yard short on a third down play, the ball was turned over to the Chilliwack Red team.
Trevor Paulenz then came up big - twice - for the Bears.
Cadeyrn Barthelson stripped the ball from the Chilliwack quarterback and Paulenz picked up the fumble and then scored the final touchdown of the day.
Going out for a pass for the extra point after the touchdown, Brandon Brynjolfson was able to catch the ball and scored the extra point.
With 24 seconds left on the clock the Bears still had to kick off.
Chilliwack went with a pass and Paulenz was able to intercept the ball and seal the win.
North Langley's defence was led by Joey Yeomans, Brodie Tarling, Brynjolfson, and Barthelson.
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Yun-Jae Boo opened the scoring for the Bears on a touchdown run, and the Bears never looked back in a 42-6 victory over Chilliwack Red.
Pablo Wigwigan returned a kickoff for a touchdown and added two more majors on the ground.
Jacob Stebbings connected with Andy Hanlen for an 80 yard pass-and-run play for a major.
Zander Bailey also scored for the Bears.
Kyle Webster kicked a pair of two-point conversions.
Connor Hurley and James Limoges each recovered on-side kicks.
With only two losses on the season, the Bears are third in their division.
The Bears took the ferry Sunday to Nanaimo, where they were blanked 48-0.
The host team jumped out to an early lead but the Bears only allowed one touchdown in the second half.
On offence Mook Kim rushed for 22 yards,
Sebastian Joseph for nine, and Adrian Clements scrambled for 31 yards on quarterback keepers. Braeden Pritchard completed a 15 yard pass to Barry Duguma.
Clements made seven tackles, while Duguma, Alec Robertson, Garrett Fredley, Chris Baerg, and Devon Frank made three tackles each.
Robertson forced a fumble and recovered it.
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This Saturday (Nov. 3) during the Bears' final home stand of the regular season at McLeod Stadium, there will be a draw for a fundraising raffle made by CFL Hall Of Fame member Lui Passaglia at 2: 45 p.m.
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