For the Gills from Brookswood, Super Bowl Sunday was a family affair. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Watching the Super Bowl is a family affair for the Gills of Langley

Brookswood parents say their interest in football has intensified since their son took up the sport

UPDATE: Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl 54, beating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 on Sunday to capture the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

When the 49ers took the field, Kartar Gill made it clear who he was rooting for.

“They suck,” the six-year-old said.

Kartar, his older sister Aaryah, along with Dad Rum and Mom Amita, were making an afternoon of it at the family-friendly outdoor Match Eatery and Public House restaurant at the Cascades Casino Resort in Langley City, watching the Super Bowl game on big-screen TVs.

Rum and Amita have always been football fans, but when Kartar took up the game, the fascination became more intense.

“It changed our lives,” Rum laughed.

Kartar, who plays flag football with the Langley Bandits, turned out to have a talent for the game, with an effective left-handed spiral throw and a propensity for scoring touchdowns, almost all of which have been recorded on his mom’s smart phone.

“He really is a star,” Amita told the Langley Advance Times.

Kartar is modest but admits he has a size advantage.

“I look older, but I’m younger,” he commented.

Aaryah, who has a similar kind of focus on dancing, training several days a week, makes signs to bring to games and cheer her younger brother on.

There was a vacation flight that was nearly missed because a Seahawks game was playing in the airport sports bar, and Kartar, a die-hard Seattle fan, had trouble tearing himself away.

Fortunately, they were able to keep watching on the plane.

With Seattle out of contention, the family decided to root for the Chiefs.

READ ALSO: VIDEO: Here are 10 Super Bowl ads you won’t see in Canada

READ ALSO: Langley fans come out, despite weather, to watch Super Bowl 2019

Super Bowl LIV got underway at 3:30 p.m. Langley time.

National Football Conference champion San Francisco 49ers are playing against the American Football Conference champion Kansas City Chiefs.

It is the 54th Super Bowl and the 50th modern-era National Football League championship game, and will decide the champion for the NFL’s 2019 and 100th season.



dan.ferguson@langleyadvancetimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

LangleyPro sports

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Three friends were cheering for different teams as they watched the Super Bowl in Langley. Gary Gull, Sunny Sandher and Jit Johal. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Fans await the start of Super Bowl 54 at the Match Eatery and Public House restaurant at the Cascades Casino and Resort on Sunday, Feb. 2. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Just Posted

Three schools gathered the equivalent weight of a Hawaiian monk seal for recycling challenge

Langley’s L’Ecole des Voyageurs earned first place for collecting the most power tools and appliances

Support pours in for dog abandoned outside Langley home in dire conditions

Baloo, a two-year-old English mastiff now at LAPS making strides towards a full recovery

PHOTOS: Aldergrove’s first escape room, games lounge comes to life

‘Something new and fun to do:’ Perplexed virtual reality and games lounge pops up downtown

Langley school promotes peace and understanding with development of outdoor classroom

Douglas Park Elementary received $5,000 donation from OnLine Collision for courtyard space

Langley’s Giants clinch WHL playoff spot

It is the third year in a row the team will head to the playoffs

Clothing, jewelry, purses: RCMP ask court about disposal of evidence in Robert Pickton case

Pickton was sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 25 years for the murders of six women

Ryan nets hat trick in return as Senators beat Canucks 5-2

Ottawa winger received assistance for admitted alcohol problem

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs meet with provincial, federal ministers

Neither party speaking on the groundwork laid for tomorrow’s talks

Speaker ‘will not tolerate illegal activity’ on B.C. legislature grounds, says chief of staff

Chief of staff to the B.C. speaker Alan Mullen says situation with demonstrators appears ‘fluid’

MPs to examine privacy implications of facial-recognition technology used by RCMP

The MPs will look at how the technology affects the privacy, security and safety of children

Dates back to 2009: Calgary police lay charges in fraud involving semi-trucks

Three people from Calgary are facing charges that include fraud over $5,000

Aspiring entrepreneurs invited to pitch ideas at Dragons’ Den auditions

Abbotsford and Vancouver the only Lower Mainland try-out locations

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs optimistic ahead of talks with feds, province

Discussions with provincial and federal governments expected to start later today

Most Read