The Abbotsford Falcons just can’t seem to get the better of the still undefeated North Langley Bears.
In a Valley Community Football League week one rematch, the bantam Bears blanked the Falcons 26-0 Saturday afternoon in Langley.
The Bears improved to 2-0-1 while the Falcons saw their record drop to 0-2-1.
The teams battled to a 16-16 tie in their first meeting Sept. 5 in Abbotsford.
Saturday at McLeod Stadium, Ethan Bernardin led the Bears’ offence with 81 yards and two touchdowns.
Pablo Wigwigan and Evan Rees also ran for touchdowns while David Wegert kicked two converts.
The stingy Bears defence forced three Falcons turnovers with Jacob Price and Connor Hurley each recovering fumbles.
Andrew Marshall made an outstanding play in tipping an errant Falcons’ pass that resulted in a Ser Ler Pwe Interception. Ryan Taylor applied constant pressure to the Abbotsford quarterback, limiting the effectiveness of the Falcons’ passing attack.
The undefeated Bantam Bears take on their crosstown rivals Langley Mustangs next Sunday at McLeod Stadium. Opening kickoff is 11:45 a.m.
– by Chris Hurley
In other North Langley Football action:
The Bears improved to 2-1 after a 20-0 win over the Meadow Ridge Gold Knights on Saturday.
Led by Ezekiel Bodill, Ryan Goeson, Jacob Deibert, Jordon Williams, and Ethan Sledding, North Langley’s defence shut down Meadow Ridge early and didn’t allow many positive yards the whole game.
Spearheading the offensive attack was Mathieu Gale, who ran for two touchdowns and recovered an onside kick.
Lance Barker put another six points on the board with a touchdown run up the middle, while Tyson Hoy ran the ball well and kicked a convert.
Bears quarterback Owen Sieben had some big gains on the ground, as well, keeping the chains moving before the second touchdown of the game was scored.
– by Stuart McRitchie
The Bears fell 36-8 to the Meadow Ridge Knights Blue.
Evan Hoy had a 35 yard rush for the Bears’ lone touchdown of the day while Ryan Heutink kicked North Langley’s first two-point convert of the year.
Trailing 30-0, the Bears’ defence tightened up, holding the Knights to just one touchdown in the second half. Markus MacLeod, Lucca Patterson, Rowen Engele and Lucas Laroche all had key tackles and Aiden McMurty led the way with three take downs.
– by Cheryl Laroche