North Langley Bears defence delivers victory
The North Langley peewee Bears hung on for their first victory of the season, defeating the Chilliwack Red Giants 25-18 in Chilliwack on Saturday.
The game was tied late in the fourth quarter, but Cadeyrn Barthelson stripped the ball from the Giants quarterback and Trevor Paulenz picked up the fumble and ran it in for the go-ahead score.
Chilliwack had one last chance to tie the game but Paulenz came up with the interception.
Joey Yeomans, Brodie Tarling, Brandon Brynjolfson and Barthelson all had big games for the defence.
Barthelson, Ken McLean and Brynjolfson had the other North Langley points.
The North Langley atom Bears finished second in the regular season after a convincing 42-6 win over the Chilliwack White Giants.
The teams traded touchdowns to open the game, but it was all Bears after that.
Jun McLean, Brian Pol, Jordan Williams, Koan Zieger, Marcus Stang and Josh Harris scored rushing touchdowns. Callum Middleton also had some solid runs to keep the chains moving.
Chris Morrison and Jedekai Hurley both had fumble recoveries. Jaxon Stebbings and Jacob Evans also had solid games for the defence.
Pablo Wigwigan scored one touchdown on a kick-off return and added a pair of rushing touchdowns as the North Langley junior bantam Bears routed the Chiliwack Red Giants 42-6.
Yun-Jae Boo, Zander Bailey and Andy Hanlen — of an 80-yard pass-and-run play from quarterback Jacob Stebbings — had the other touchdowns.
Kyle Webster kicked a pair of two-point converts and Connor Hurley and James Limoges both recovered on-side kicks.
The North Langley midget Bears fell behind early and could not recover, losing 48-0 to the host Nanaimo Redmen.
The Bears defence was much better in the second half, allowing just one score.
The defence was led by Alec Robertson who recovered a fumble and had three tackles.
Adrian Clements had a team-high seven tackles.
B.C. Lions great Lui Passaglia will be in Langley on Saturday, drawing the winning tickets for the North Langley Bears raffle.
The draw will be at 2:45 p.m. with the winning prizes a prize package to attend the 100th Grey Cup game in Toronto; a 40” HD TV; and four tickets to the Seattle Seahawks home game on Nov. 11 against the New York Jets.