- BC Games
Bears hold on to knock off Knights 39-32
The junior bantam North Langley Bears defeated the Ridge Meadows Knights 39-32 in a shootout on Saturday afternoon at McLeod Athletic Park.
The Bears built an early lead on the strength of four rushing touchdowns from Pablo Wigwigan.
The Bears also scored through the air with quarterback Jacob Stebbings hitting Connor Hurley from 20 yards out. Hurley also had a rushing touchdown.
And North Langley needed all of those points as the Knights tried to rally, pulling within one touchdown before running out of time.
The Bears defensive line was a physical presence throughout the game as Ken McLean, Jacob Price and Ryan Taylor put continual pressure on the Knights offense.
The win improved North Langley to 6-2 on the season.
Great efforts by the offensive and defensive lines led the North Langley Bears to a 22-8 win over the Ridge Meadows Blue Knights.
The atom football teams played Saturday at McLeod Athletic Park.
The Bears set the tone early as the opened the game with a methodical, 15-play drive that culminated with Mathieu Gale punching the ball into the end zone for a touchdown.
The ground game was at it again in the second quarter with Koan Zieger following his lead blockers Nic Reimer and Tyson Hoy into the end zone.
The North Langley defence delivered perhaps its finest performance of the season.
Keaghan Hurley, Jayden Bailey and Juan Desjarlais were a handful all game for the Ridge Meadows offensive line and were constantly making tackles behind the line of scrimmage.
Kayden Bell, Ezekial Bodill and Kayden Stark got in on the action, making key tackles to end drives and Manny Fotiou, Yanny Sergiannidis, Caleb Price and Rocco Langford helped pin Ridge Meadows down in the fourth quarter to seal the Bears victory.
Ian McRitchie and James Johnson were solid along the offensive line, creating some good open holes to allow big gains for Tony Brodis, Troy Edwards and Kallen Barthelson.