North Langley Bears’ K’Paw Shee Htoo (#20) and Connor Hurley (#21) and Caleb Nielsen (#24) converge on an Abbotsford Falcons ball carrier during bantam football action on Saturday afternoon. The teams played to a 16-16 tie.

Taylor block helps Bears tie Falcons

North Langley Community Football kicks off week one

In a back-and-forth game, the North Langley Bears and Abbotsford Falcons battled to a 16-16 tie in bantam football on Saturday.

The teams traded the lead six times before the final whistle.

Evan Rees and Nick Lacroix scored a touchdown each before Bears kicker David Wegert hit a field goal to give his team a 16-15 lead.

The Falcons lined up for a late 21-yard field goal which would have given them the lead, but Ryan Taylor partially blocked the attempt and Abbotsford had to settle for the single point.

Connor Hurley led the defence with an interception and a fumble recovery while K’Paw Shee Htoo also had an interception.

Offensively, Rees and Pablo Wigwigan each ran for 114 yards to lead the Bears ground game.


The North Langley atom Bears opened the football season with a bang.

The atom football team delivered a dominant defensive performance in a 39-0 shutout victory over the Mission 9ers.

The defensive line did not allow any yards after the first quarter and Jesse Davison, Reece Fennell and Lucas Reimer all had big tackles.

Ben Evans scored the team’s first two touchdowns, the first on a 33-yard quarterback scramble and the second on a pick-six interception score.

Evans also threw a touchdown pass to Damon Bernemann.

The Bears also got rushing touchdowns from Bernemann, Evan Hoy and Aiden McMurtry.

Hoy and Lucas Laroche added convert attempts.


The North Langley Bears flag football team opened up the season with a pair of victories over the Mission 9ers.

Tyler Campbell and Charlie Reimer both scored multiple touchdowns while Jackson Brhelle found the end zone once. The Bears also showed off their aerial attack with Clayton Ennis hitting Wyatt Stebbings for the score.

Sam Siebien also had a dazzling touchdown run while Guinness McKenzie led the defence with a pair of flags (tackles).


The North Langley junior bantam Bears fell to the Mission 9ers by a 54-0 score.

Marcus Stang led the team in tackles while Dayton King came up with a quarterback sack.

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