With a full roster of games scheduled this weekend at home and away, the Meadow Ridge Knights football league has had some ups and down so far this season.
In game play against Comox Valley Raiders on Oct. 19, for instance, the Knights swept the Raiders 35-0.
But this past Saturday afternoon, the junior bantam team fell to the Langley Bears.
The Bears defeated the Maple Ridge Knights 39-32 in a shootout.
The Bears built an early lead on the strength of four rushing touchdowns from Pable Wigwigan and another by Connor Hurley.
North Langley also scored through the air when quarterback Jacob Stebbings hooked up with Hurley on a 20 yard touchdown pass.
The Knights continued to battle and closed within a touchdown before running out of time in the final quarter.
The Bears’ defensive line was a physical presence throughout the game as Ken McLean, Jacob Price, and Ryan Taylor put continual pressure on the Knights offense.
The win puts the Bears all alone in second place in the Valley Community Football League’s Junior Bantam Division, with a final regular season game against Mission to close out the season.
Meanwhile, in atom play, strong efforts by the offensive and defensive lines led the North Langley atom Bears to their seventh win of the 2013 football season, as they downed Ridge Meadows Blue 22-8.
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