North Langley Bears running back Ethan Bernardin rushed for a pair of touchdowns in his bantam team’s 25-13 victory over the Ridge Meadows Knights on Saturday at McLeod Athletic Park in the Valley Community Football League championship game.

North Langley Bears running back Ethan Bernardin rushed for a pair of touchdowns in his bantam team’s 25-13 victory over the Ridge Meadows Knights on Saturday at McLeod Athletic Park in the Valley Community Football League championship game.

Bears set to play for provincial title

North Langley bantam football captures Valley Community Football League title

The North Langley Bears will play for the provincial championship.

The bantam football team defeated the Ridge Meadows Knights 25-13 on Saturday at McLeod Athletic Park in the Valley Community Football League championship game.

Ethan Bernardin rushed for a pair of touchdowns while Nick Butler had the team’s third major.

David Wegert added three converts, a field goal and a single point off a missed field goal to round out the scoring.

The Bears defence was led by a spirited effort from their defensive line.

With the victory, North Langley advanced to the provincial championship game this Sunday against the North Surrey Tigers. Kick-off is at 2:30 p.m.

They are one of two North Langley teams — and one of three local teams — competing for a provincial title as the North Langley Kodiaks battle the Langley Stampeders in the midget provincial final. That game begins at 5 p.m.

Both games, as well as the peewee (10 a.m.) and junior bantam (noon) provincial finals, will be played at McLeod Athletic Park.