Langley Rams’ Curtis Schindel (left) and Carlo Graziano team up to separate Westhore Rebels’ receiver Vinnie Cannata from making the catch during the Rams’ 35-30 victory on Saturday at McLeod Park in pre-season B.C. Junior Football Conference action.

Langley Rams’ Curtis Schindel (left) and Carlo Graziano team up to separate Westhore Rebels’ receiver Vinnie Cannata from making the catch during the Rams’ 35-30 victory on Saturday at McLeod Park in pre-season B.C. Junior Football Conference action.

Rams rally past Rebels

Langley junior football team scores late touchdown to defeat Victoria

Marcus Gordon caught a 77-yard touchdown pass with 28 seconds remaining as the Langley Rams defeated the Westshore Rebels 35-30 in pre-season football action at McLeod Park.

The Rams hosted the Victoria team in their first pre-season B.C. Junior Football Conference game on Saturday (July 21).

The Rebels had forged ahead a few minutes earlier setting the stage for the Rams late-game comeback.

Quarterback Jon Roney connected on the throw to Gordon and the touchdown pass was Roney’s third of the game.

He finished 6-for-21 for 132 yards with two interceptions.

Greg Bowcott was 4-for-11 for 53 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Malcolm Williams also caught a pair of touchdowns, while Jonathan Carr had the other major.

Xavier Daniel led the Langley ground game with 60 yards on a dozen rushes, part of a 164-yard team rushing effort.

Defensively, the Rams came up with three interceptions: one apiece for Carlo Graziano, Curtis Schindel and Darian Matassa-Fung.

Matassa-Fung, Jarren Ralf, Nick Felicella and Spensor Farbatuk each had fumble recoveries.

The Rams close the pre-season with another home game on Saturday (July 28) against the Chilliwack Huskers. Game time is 7 p.m.

Langley opens the season on the road on August 4 against the Okanagan Sun.

The junior football team finished third in the regular season in 2011 before losing in the conference championship game.