North Langley Bears’ Pablo ww gets away from a fallen Victoria Spartan defender during bantam football at McLeod Athletic Park on Sunday.

North Langley Bears’ Pablo ww gets away from a fallen Victoria Spartan defender during bantam football at McLeod Athletic Park on Sunday.

Bears squeak out victory

Late field goal pushes North Langley past Victoria 3-2

It wasn’t pretty, but the North Langley bantam Bears eked out a narrow victory over the Victoria Spartans.

The teams battled at McLeod Athletic Park on Sunday and it looked like an early safety the Bears conceded would be the game’s only points.

But with time winding down in the fourth quarter, David Wegert hit a clutch 42-yard field goal to give North Langley a 3-2 win.

The Bears would not have been in position to win had it not been a pair of key defensive plays. The first was Andrew Canning coming up with a huge stop on a third-down gamble in North Langley territory.

And the second was Jacob Ronald recovering an errant lateral pass that halted a Victoria drive and gave the Bears great field position.

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The North Langley peewee Bears dominated the Mission 9ers from start to finish, posting a 42-0 victory.

Lance Barker ran for a pair of scores while Owen Sieben tossed three touchdown passes, one apiece to Mathieu Gale, Tyson Hoy and Cameron Neal.

Hoy also kicked three two-point conversions.

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The North Langley Bears lost 42-0 to Mission in junior bantam action.

Josh Goerson had an interception for the defence while Jacob Evans and Carlos Redekopp led the team in tackles.

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