Langley Stampeders tame North Langley Kodiaks

South wins the battle of Langleys in midget football action last weekend at McLeod Stadium.

North (light jerseys) met South in the battle of the Langleys at McLeod Stadium on Saturday.

Midget football’s version of civil war broke out at McLeod Stadium Sunday, as Langley’s North met South in 12-man action.

In the end, the Langley Stampeders (the South) came away with a 22-7 win over North Langley Kodiaks.

The teams were tied with five wins apiece going into the game.

The Stamps drew first blood with a third down kick for a single by Kyle Clarot.

Later, starting at the 35 yard line, the Stamps marched into Kodiak territory.

North Langley’s defence forced a third down kicking situation. A fake kick by Clarot and a great run resulted in a touchdown for the Stamps, as the first quarter ended with Langley ahead by an 8-0 count.

During the second stanza, both teams killed opposition drives with pass interceptions at key times, and most of the action occured between the 35 yard lines.

The Bears received the kickoff to start the third quarter, but were forced into a third and long kicking situation to end the series by the Stampeders’ defence.

After a kick return took the ball to the Stamps’ 53 yard line, Langley embarked on another long drive.

Eight plays later, Langley’s Azuka Okoli scored on a three yard plunge. The convert was successful, putting the Stamps into a 15-0 lead.

The fourth quarter opened with Kodiaks returning a Stampeders’ kick to the Langley four-yard marker. Two plays later they hit the end zone for a touchdown, on a 15 yard touchdown scamper by Mitchell Byrne.

The Stampeders answered quickly.

Starting at the Kodiaks’ 49 yard line, the Stamps manufactured a six-play drive that culminated with Owen Jenkins plowing across the goal line for Stamps’ third major of the day, making the score 22-7.

The Bears countered with a drive of their own.

Taking to the air, North Langley completed two nice passes to move into Stampeders’ territory.

But the Kodiaks’ third passing attempt was intercepted by Nathan Murray, his third pick of the game, on the Stampeders’ one yard line.

Stampeders quarterback Devante Wilson then took a couple of knees to run out the game clock as time elapsed.

The win places the Stampeders in sole possession of first place in the hotly contended midget division.

Next up for the Stamps is a road game versus the Coquitlam Falcons.

Just Posted

Giants fall in overtime to the Winterhawks

Langley-based G-Men earned a single-point in a 2-1 OT loss Saturday to Portland

UPDATE: Abbotsford murder victim was brother of slain gang leader

Mandeep Grewal gunned down Thursday, brother Gavin killed in North Van in 2017

VIDEO: G-Men seek revenge Saturday night in rematch at Langley Events Centre

Portland’s Winterhawks downed the Vancouver Giants 5-3 during a road trip down south.

LETTER: Retired firefighter defends union’s election involvement

In rebuttal to another letter writer’s stance on firefighter involvement in municipal politics.

Painful Truth: Homelessness is the only issue on Langley ballots

Reporter Matthew Claxton said reducing homelessness should be a focus for those elected.

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

B.C. VIEWS: Residents have had enough of catering to squatters

Media myth of homeless victims offends those who know better

B.C. Liberals’ hopes high as Nanaimo by-election approaches

Historically safe NDP seat vacated by long-time MLA Leonard Krog

Leaving B.C.’s electoral reform to a referendum is ‘ridiculous’: professor

B.C. voters getting ballots in the mail on proposal to change electoral system

Canada condemns killing of journalist in Saudi Arabia consulate in Turkey

The Saudi government claimed Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a ‘fistfight’

One year to election: Trudeau Liberals gear up for tussles on climate, premiers

Analysts say that the Liberals have reason to be ‘fairly confident’

GUEST COLUMN: B.C.’s proportional representation vote is dishonest, misleading

Veteran of 2005 Citizens’ Assembly urges rejection of new voting systems

Prank pizzas delivered to B.C. mayor on election night

The fake orders happened throughout Victoria mayor’s re-election campaign

Chilliwack voters reject anti-SOGI school board candidates

Slate, including Barry Neufeld, had opposed anti-bullying LGBTQ teaching resource

Most Read