An all local atom football clash saw Chilliwack’s Blue Giants edge the White Giants 22-20 in a thriller at Townsend Park.
Aiden Saunders had the big play on offence for the victors, taking a quarterback sneak 65 yards up the middle for a major. Travis Richley and DJ Stephens also had TDs for the Blue Giants.
Ben Frost helped out, generating 80 yards on two reverses.
Richley, Saunders, Jared Rahnborn and Jace Nessel were defensive and special teams standouts.
The White Giants got offensive contributions from Vincent Braunaur, Jaxon Visser, Declan Redicop and Austin Wegener.
Trent Cote had a huge play on special teams, returning a kick 60 yards.
Defensively, Jake Sondervang and Dayton Roger spent much of the day in the Blue Giant backfield, with Sondervang recording three quarterback sacks.
— The peewee Red Giants fell 34-0 to a strong Abbotsford Falcon squad.
Jacob Brown, Liam Poulton and Mattias Cuervo turned in good games on defence. Offensively, Colby Pickles had an error free game at center and Jacob Beadreau solidified the left side of the line.
— The junior bantam Giants also lost to Abbotsford, by a score of 38-0.
This game was scoreless until late in the first half.
Nose tackle Justin Crooks had a great run-stuffing game, helped by Josh Smith and Danny Visser.
Quarterback Colin Campbell and running backs Hudson Harvey, Heleman Ochoa and Haden Oraschuck were solid.