North Langley Bears Cole Balschuk (yellow shirts, right to left) Jesse Davison and Evan Hoy chase down an Abbotsford Falcons ball carrier during flag football action on Saturday at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford.

Bears use punishing ground game to run past Giants

North Langley pitches a shutout in 40-0 defeat of Chilliwack in junior bantam football

The first two times Pablo Wigwigan touched the ball, the running back found the end zone. And the North Langley Bears never looked back defeating the Chilliwack Giants 40-0.

The two junior bantam football teams were playing at Townsend Park in Chilliwack on Friday night and Wigwigan finished with 166 yards and three touchdowns.

Caleb Nielsen also had a strong game along the ground with 108 yards rushing while quarterback Jacob Stebbings also ran for a pair of scores, as well as throwing a touchdown pass to Alex Henderson.

The defence was led by the duo of Brandon Brynjolfson and Damon Limoges, who helped the Bears to their first shutout of the season.

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The North Langley Bears sent both of their flag football teams to face the Abbotsford Falcons on Saturday at Rotary Stadium.

North Langley 1 won 6-2 with Ben Evans (three), Rylan Middleton (two), and Sam Sieben (one) scoring for the Bears.

North Langley 2 lost their game 2-0.

Some of the highlights included Reece Fennel and Evan Hoy both coming up with interceptions and Jesse Davison had an all-around strong defensive game.

Centre Tyson Latter was solid along the offensive line.

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The North Langley peewee Bears were on the wrong end of a 19-6 score to the host Chilliwack Giants.

Zac Heathfield had the lone Bears touchdown.

Other highlights included strong games from Brandon Folkerts and Emerson Block, who both came up with timely tackles, and some solid play along the offensive line from centre Shaun Brynjolfson.

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