The North Langley Bears controlled the line of scrimmage and were able to establish a strong ground game in picking up their first win of the season.
The peewee football team scored a 6-0 win over the Meadow Ridge Knights.
Callum Middleton, Ayden Holloway, Chris Morrison, Ian Courtney and Noah Courtney were dominant along the line of scrimmage.
Shaine Hoy also came up with a big play for the defence, intercepting a Knights pass.
After surrendering an early touchdown, the North Langley Bears defence tightened up, pitching a shutout the rest of the way in a 33-6 defeat of the Mission 9ers in atom football action.
Owen Sieben had opened the scoring for the Bears with a 55-yard touchdown run behind the blocking off Nic Reimer and Ian McRitchie.
Other touchdowns came courtesy of Tyson Hoy, Jordan Williams, Mathieu Gale and Koan Zieger. Troy Brown had a long run to set up Hoy’s score.
James Johnson, Daniel Lambert and Taylor Bear were great at opening up running holes.
The defence was led by Semir Hasic, Jayden Bailey and Manny Fotiou while Ezekial Bodill, Joshua Caljouw and Yianni Sergiannidis teamed up to make some key stops. And Caleb Price and Annika Key both recovered key fumbles to get the Bears offence back on the field.
The North Langley junior bantam Bears edged the Meadow Ridge Knights 13-12 in junior bantam football in Maple Ridge.
Pablo Wigwigan scored both touchdowns for the Bears. Despite the poor field conditions and limited visibility because of the rain, quarterback Jacob Stebbings still managed to move the ball through the air with Alex Henderson and Michael Huggan his favourite targets.
Charlie May hauled in a successful convert attempt from Stebbings for the one-point margin of victory.
Eric Hawkins and Jacob Price had standout games for the defence.
North Langley’s flag football teams were in Mission on Saturday, with both teams on the losing end of identical 3-2 scores.
The red squad received touchdowns from Jesse Davison and Tyson Craig while Evan Hoy had several flags (tackles) and Ronan Langford was solid in snapping the ball.
The North Langley yellow squad got touchdowns from Ben Evans and Cole Blaschuk.