Pablo Wigwigan ran the North Langley Bears to a second consecutive victory over the Abbotsford White Falcons on Saturday afternoon as they improved to 6-2 with a 26-22 victory.
The Falcons were unable to contain Wigwigan who ran for almost 300 yards and accounted for all of the Bears four touchdowns in a dominant performance at McLeod Athletic Park in junior bantam football.
The North Langley defence allowed some big gains to a Falcons team that led 14-12 after the second quarter but was only able to find the end zone once in the second half. Connor Hurley, Brandon Brynjolfson and Nick Lacroix all made key tackles for a resilient Bears defense that found ways to stop the Falcons when it counted most.
The North Langley Bears beat the Chilliwack Giants 18-6 as the offense had its best game of the year in peewee football at McLeod Athletic Park on Saturday.
Marcus Stang got things going with a huge touchdown run early to put the Bears up by a touchdown but the Giants tied the game just before halftime.
In the second half the Bears defense shut the Giants down completely. Late in the third quarter Bears fullback Zach Heathfield powered right up the middle getting the ball within a yard or two of the end zone and Jesse Nielsen finished things off with his first touchdown of the year to put the Bears up for good.
The Giants tried to battle back and had a first down inside the Bears 10 yard line but the defense led by Jun McLean, Josh Patrick and Chris Morrison not kept them out of the end zone, but moved Chilliwack backwards to get the North Langley offence some breathing room. Not only did they stop the Giants but they pushed them back for enough to give the North Langley offense some room. Jaxon Stebbings led the Bears down the field on a drive topped off by a highlight reel touchdown run by Stang, his second of the game.
Spurred on by a visit from a pair of B.C. Lions players — Patrick Kabongo and Kyle Fischer — earlier in the week, the North Langley atom Bears football overcame a slow start to double up the Chilliwack Red Giants 28-14 on Saturday at McLeod Park.
North Langley’s Yianni Sergiannidis turned the momentum in the game with a fumble recovery, which the Bears offence turned into a Mathieu Gale touchdown run, behind the blocking of Nic Riemer, Daniel Lambert and Taylor Bear.
Tony Brodis, Owen Sieben and Bear cleared a path for Troy Brown’s second quarter touchdown run, while Jordan Williams gave the team the lead for good, scoring on a 50-yard run. Gale and Kallen Barthelson provided some great blocks on the run.
Tyson Hoy extended the Bears lead with successful converts while Gale added another touchdown for the Bears in the fourth quarter.
The Bears defense closed the door on Chilliwack in the secondd half.
Keaghan Hurley, Jacob Diebert and Manny Fotiou made numerous stops in the backfield. Kayden Stark, Caleb Price and Kayden Bell shut down attempted runs to the outside while Ezekial Bodill, Rocco Langford andJosh Caljouw locked down the inside running lanes.
And on special teams, Jayden Bailey delivered an exciting punt return.