Chilliwack's Austin Kardoux powers through Langley Bear tacklers during a junior bantam football game last weekend.

First wins for attacking atoms

The Chilliwack Giants bounced back from a collectively bad weekend, winning several games in the most recent minor football action.

Chilliwack’s atom Blue Giants demolished the Meadow Ridge Knights 24-0 last weekend to earn their first win of the year.

The minor football squad improved to 1-2 with an all-round effort, led by running back DJ Stephens.

Stephens scampered for 150 yards and three touchdowns.

Quarterback Travis Richley hooked up with tight end Theo Smith for some good gains, and booted three converts.

Zach Wolter was a terror on defence, recording six solo tackles and two quarterback sacks.

Linebacker Raiden Mastin threw in some devastating blitzes, and cornerback Jared Rahndorn helped shut down the Meadow Ridge attack.

 

— The atom Red Giants pummelled the Mission Niners 36-0.

The defence dominated, led by Mateo Tuioti and Raph Trill.

The offence rolled behind offensive linemen Ty Cox, Ty Kelly, Isaac Tuioti, Ty Perotta and Ty Bergin.

Nicolas Beck and Josh Caverly picked up touchdowns and Jesse Reddick had several big catches.

 

— A banged up atom White Giants squad fell 44-22 to the North Langley Bears.

Jackson Visser, Vincent Branauer and Austin Wegener had TDs for the locals, who also got two field goals from kicker Ben Uz.

Chilliwack’s smallest defender, Declan Redekop, played large, taking down Langley’s biggest player with a fearless tackle.

 

— The peewee Red Giants got their first win of the season, a 12-6 road victory over the Langley Bears.

Jackson Saunders had both touchdowns for Chilliwack.

Defensively, cornerbacks Nathan McInnis and Coleman Hughes locked down the outside, and safety Rhys Jones had an interception.

 

— The peewee Blue Giants lost 37-0 to the Mission Niners.

 

— The junior bantam Giants put up a tough fight before falling 38-21 to the North Langley Bears.

Down 6-0 early, the Giants came back on a 78 yard touchdown run by Haden Oraschuk.

Chilliwack held the lead in the third quarter after three Austin Kardux rushes got them to the Langley one yard line.

Hudson Harvey followed the blocking of Taylor Fleming, Jaiden Klassen and Kalum MacPherson into the endzone, putting his team up 14-12.

A Kardux TD had Chilliwack looking good, but turnovers and mounting injuries torpedoed the Giants in the fourth quarter.

Helaman Ochoa and Josh Roos were defensive standouts. Mattias Chand came up with an interception.

 

— The midget Giants earned their first win of the season with a 30-0 rout of the Meadow Ridge Knights.

Receiver Keenan Gooden led the offence, reeling in two touchdown tosses.

Quarterback sneaks by Hunter Larocque and RJ Begg led to two more Giant majors. Steven Baker had a strong game at running back, and Tyler McStravick rounded out the scoring with a 24 yard field goal.

Nearly every player on the swarming Chilliwack defence recorded a quarterback sack.

The Giants secondary came up with four interceptions and Chilliwack had several fumble recoveries as well.

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