Langley Bears cut Giants down to size in football season opener

Sept. 1 was the start of the season for North Langley Football at McLeod Athletic Park.

Mathieu Gale, with the Langley Bears, went airborne during Saturday’s game. (Joe Butorac photo/Special to the Langley Advance)

Langley Bears kept visitors from Chilliwack off the scoreboard when North Langley Football kicked off its season Saturday.

The end result of the match against the Chilliwack Giants at McLeod Athletic Park was 14-0.

“It was a fantastic opening day for the association,” said league president Steve Aasen.

In addition to games by the players on the flag, atom, peewee, junior bantam, and bantam squads, the opener had activities, a pancake breakfast, and more. (The midget game was forfeited to Langley.)

“Our atom and peewee teams had a rough start, but they played strong and I think they’ll both have a good season,” he said. “… Meadow Ridge had a 30-14 lead at the half, but we had a strong defensive second half and our [junior bantam] offence took over with four second half touchdowns to win a thriller 44-38.”

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Chilliwack Giant Jaxson Wilkins and Langley Bears player Luke Summerville in action Sept. 1. (Joe Butorac photo/Special to the Langley Advance)

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