A balanced running and passing attack powered the host Meadow Ridge Knights junior bantams past the Mission Niners in Valley Community Football League action Saturday.
The Knights jumped out to a 19-6 halftime lead and then tacked on 14 points after the break to win 33-6. On defence, the Knights shut down the Niners' running game while applying heavy pressure on the Mission quarterback whenever he dropped back to pass.
The Niners' lone touchdown of the game came on a kickoff return during the first half.
The Knights' offence was led by the passing combination of quarterback Tim Janke and receiver Brayden Hamilton.
Hamilton caught five passes on the day for 140 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Brandon Hunt caught two passes for big gains while Cade Cote and Tim Janke each recorded a rushing touchdown.
On defence, Micah Cavalli recorded several tackles and a quarterback sack with Cade Cote recording two sacks and numerous tackles for losses.
The Knights have two regular season games remaining and a two-game lead over the Chilliwack Giants for the final playoff spot in the VCFL's Junior Bantam Division.
This Saturday the Knights play the North Langley Bears. Kickoff is 1:30 p.m. at Langley's
The last time these two teams played, the Bears won a close battle by a 13-12 score.
The following Saturday the Knights play the Chilliwack Giants at Rotary Field.
One more victory in their final two games will guarantee the Knights the final playoff berth.
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