Langley Stampeders march to B.C. final

In a dominating performance, Langley held Coquitlam to six points in the last weekend’s semifinal.

Defence and timely plays have catapulted the Langley Stampeders past the Coquitlam Falcons and into the B.C. midget football championship game.

And they’ll be playing that game on the familiar turf of McLeod Stadium this Saturday, Nov. 29.

The Stamps punched their ticket to the provincial title game with a resounding 37-6 win over the visiting Falcons in the B.C. semifinal last weekend.

Langley got off to a slow to start, with the first quarter ending in a scoreless tie.

Early in the second quarter, after the Falcons conceded a safety, the Stamps gained momentum as their defence took over.

Defensive back Tomas Sandberg returned a 41 yard interception to set up the game’s first touchdown by running back Devin DaCosta.

Late in the second quarter, Stamps quarterback Steve Legare hit slotback Jayden Korfman on a beautiful pass-and-run pay that brought the ball down to the Falcons’ three yard line.

Langley ended the half with Craig Clarot again picking off the Falcon quarterback before returning the ball 61 yards before falling short of the goal line as the clock ran out to end the second quarter.

The second half saw the Stamps’ defence continue their dominance.

Langley linebacker David Fredo returned an interception three yards for a major score to make it 23-6 for the hosts early in the fourth quarter.

The Stamps then added another running major after a Ryan Porteous interception.

Sandberg rounded out the scoring with a 37 yard interception return for the final touchdown of the day.

The Stampeders now advance to the B.C. provincial championship, where they will face the North Surrey Bears at McLeod Stadium. Opening kickoff under the stadium lights this Saturday is 6 p.m.

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