Chilliwack’s Baljot Buttar takes on Mission defenders during a junior bantam battle last weekend.

Bantam Giants hit Ram-sized roadblock

The Chilliwack Minor Football bantam Giants stumbled for the first time this season, falling to South Delta.

Chilliwack’s bantam minor football Giants took their first loss of the season, falling 35-6 to the South Delta Rams in a Friday Night Football clash at Townsend Park.

Hayden Oraschuk started the game with a big play on defence, forcing a fumble at the 35 yard line.

But the Chilliwack offence couldn’t capitalize, and the Rams took a 7-0 lead on their next series.

Chilliwack battled back on their next series, with quarterback Gabe Olivares hooking up with Ryan Clayton and Brendan Piegsa on downfield passes.

Clayton capped the drive with a beautiful catch for a major.

The Ram running game proved unstoppable, and South Delta had a 28-6 lead at the half.

The final score may have been closer had Chilliwack scored on two second half drives that stalled in the red zone.


— The junior bantam Giants fell 8-2 to the Mission Niners in a defensive struggle. Chilliwack’s D was led by Mason Murphy, Corey Lamb and Brock Cote.

Offensive linemen Hunter Mullis and Grayson Hardie played well.


— An all-local peewee clash saw the Red Giants top the Blue Giants 12-6.

Fullback Austin Martin and quarterback Logan Buchwitz scored touchdowns for the victors, facing a stout Blue Giants defence led by tackling machine Dhillon Myers.

Kaleb Readamire also had a strong game.

The Red Giants D was equally stingy, with stellar work by Tyler Kelly, Dayton Roger, Daniel King and Gavin Cleal. Travis Richley came up with an interception and Trent Cote had a game-saving tackle. Cote also recovered an onside kick on special teams.


— Another all-local match saw the Red Giants take on the White Giants in an atom battle.

The Red Giants fell 31-19.

Quarterback Deaglan Perry had two of their majors on first-half touchdown runs.

Lead blockers Hayden Strieling and Brayden Fraser helped him reach the endzone. Defensively, Evan Butler had several tackles for losses.

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