North Langley junior bantam Bears receiver Connor Hurley (#21) hauls down a pass despite some tight coverage against the Abbotsford Falcons.

North Langley junior bantam Bears receiver Connor Hurley (#21) hauls down a pass despite some tight coverage against the Abbotsford Falcons.

Bears offence comes up empty in season opener

North Langley junior bantam football team drops 24-0 decision to Abbotsford

The North Langley Bears were shutout 24-0 in the opening game of the Valley Community Football League on Sept. 7 against the Abbotsford Falcons.

Neither team managed much early on in the junior bantam clash, and once the Bears offence did manage to get the ball moving, they were unable to cash in with any points.

Quarterback Jacob Stebbings led the team with 42 yards rushing on six carries, and he also completed several passes — with Connor Hurley, Reid MacTaggart and Ken McLean as his targets — despite relentless pressure from the blitzing Falcons defence.

Pablo Wigwigan, Ryan Taylor and Hurley proved effective at moving the ball along the ground.

The defence was anchored by Caderyn Barthelson, Taylor and Hurley.

Nick Lacroix also came up with an interception.

Langley Times