North Langley Bears Ronil Chand (#15) tackles a Meadow Ridge Knights ball carrier during junior bantam football at McLeod Athletic Park on Saturday afternoon. The Bears offence was shut down as the visiting Knights posted the 38-0 victory in Valley Community Football League action.

Bears defence comes up big with pair of shutouts

North Langley peewee and bantam football teams both pitch goose eggs in Valley Community Football League week two action

Defence reigned supreme for a pair of North Langley football teams as both the Bears peewee and bantam teams delivered shut-outs in week two of the Valley Community Football League.

The games were played on Saturday at McLeod Athletic Park.

The peewee Bears hosted the Meadow Ridge Gold Knights, winning 24-0.

Mathieu Gale rushed for a pair of touchdowns, while Jordan Williams and Jaxon Stebbings ran for one touchdown each.

North Langley’s Brandon Folkerts and Nicholas Reimer keyed a strong defensive effort.


The bantam Bears were on the positive end of a 38-0 lopsided score in their game against the Westside Warriors.

In the bantam game, Ryan Barthelson raced downfield to recover the opening kickoff and the Bears never looked back in a 38-0 trouncing of the Westside Warriors.

Zander Bailey rushed for four touchdowns and Andy Hanlen caught a touchdown pass from Jacob Stebbings for another score.

Jake Evans also rushed for one score and was instrumental — along with Mason Block — in leading the stingy Bears’ efforts.

And kicker Charlie May had an excellent game, making sure the Warriors started their offensive series deep in their own end.


The North Langley Bears atom squad suffered a heartbreaking loss, falling 14-6 to the Meadow Ridge Gold Knights.

Despite the defeat, the Bears had some bright spots.

Manny Fotiou delivered a pair of quarterback sacks while Ty Gallinger also had one.

Owen Sieben was solid on both sides of the ball, recovering a fumble on defence, and scoring a touchdown on offence.

Annika Key also had several tackles for the defence while Keaghan Hurley was effective in rushing the ball to lead the Bears ground game.


The junior bantam Bears ran into a strong defensive unit, falling 38-0 to the Meadow Ridge Knights.

It could have been a different game as North Langley was competitive in the first half, but just missed an interception on one series and had an offensive touchdown called back on another due to a penalty.

One highlight for the team was Ethan Bernardin blocking a Knights kick.

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