Langley Bandits' Carmine Scarpino (#30) has his flag grabbed by a fallen member of the Royal City Silver team during football action at McLeod Athletic Park on Sunday (Oct. 25) morning. Langley's Marcus Stevens (#7) looks back to make sure the flag was really grabbed.

Langley Bandits' Carmine Scarpino (#30) has his flag grabbed by a fallen member of the Royal City Silver team during football action at McLeod Athletic Park on Sunday (Oct. 25) morning. Langley's Marcus Stevens (#7) looks back to make sure the flag was really grabbed.

Bears beat ’Stangs in Langley battle

North Langley tops Langley Mustangs in bantam football action

The North Langley Bears got the better of their crosstown rivals, the Langley Mustangs, downing them 40-0 in bantam football at McLeod Athletic Park on Sunday.

Evan Rees led the North Langley ground game with 101 yards and a score while Ethan Bernardin scored a pair of rushing touchdowns.

The other scores came from Isiah Key throwing a touchdown pass to Alex Ronald and Pablo Wigwigan getting the final touchdown on a spectacular 50-yard punt return.

Connor Hurley and Jacob Ronald led the defence with a dozen tackles between them while Alex Yoo came up with a fumble recovery and K’Paw Shee Htoo blocked a Mustangs punt.

Langley managed to gain some yardage, but could not punch the ball into the end zone. Brodie Thomas (40 yards) and Joshua Fletcher (20 yards) led the team in yardage with quarterback Stryker Roloff completing four of five passes for 40 yards. Fletcher led the defence with five solo tackles.

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After a scoreless first half, the North Langley atom Bears offence awoke to post 22 points in a 22-8 win over the Chilliwack Giants Red last Friday night.

Rylan Middleton scored twice while Ben Evans had the other. Evans also had five tackles.

Ryan Heutink kicked in a pair of converts.

A big key in the game was the kick-offs from Aiden McMurtry, as he had one perfectly placed kick which was recovered by Marcus MacLeod.

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After surrendering the game’s first points, the North Langley Bears reeled off 40 unanswered points to win 40-8 over the host Chilliwack Giants Red team on Saturday in peewee football.

Mathieu Gale scored three touchdowns, including a 60-yard run and a 70-yard touchdown reception, for North Langley.

Other touchdowns came from Owen Sieben and Lance Barker.

For the defence, Manny Fotiou had a fumble recovery and a sack while Jacob Deibert had a key third-down stop. Ryan Goosen also had some key tackles.

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The North Langley junior bantam Bears could not sustain a 12-6 halftime lead, falling 24-12 to the Chilliwack Giants.

Jesse Neilson and Charlie Ward had the Bears touchdowns while Conner Bernardino and Aiden Morency led the team in tackles, Berardino also had a fumble recovery.

Dallas Pattenden had a solid game moving the ball along the ground and the Bears offence did a great job of creating running lanes for the backs.