This week’s Friday Night Football match at Townsend Park pits the 3-0 Chilliwack bantam Giants against the 3-0 South Delta Rams, with a 7 p.m. kickoff.
The battle-tested locals are coming off a narrow 24-21 win over the Victoria Spartans — a come-from-behind effort that saw them erase a 21-14 halftime deficit.
The Spartans couldn’t derail Chilliwack’s ground game, with Tynan Ackah-Sanzah and Mitchell Byrne running rampant.
Byrne scored Chilliwack’s first TD on a sweep.
Quarterback Gabe Olivares hooked up with Ryan Clayton for the second Giant major, a 10 yard scoring strike.
After surrendering three TDs to the Spartans in the first half, the Chilliwack defence tightened up.
Byrne forced a fumble that Nat Oenema recovered.
The Giants later forced a turnover on downs which led to the tying touchdown on an Olivares to Clayton pass.
The winning points came off the leg of Olivares as he booted a 35 yard field goal through the uprights.
Other notable performances included Gibson Hardie snagging his first catch of the year, Hayden Oraschuk recovering an onside kick and Warren Rogers returning a punt 40 yards.
Erik Vander Werff, Jacob Butler, Kai Sommerville and Matthew Toews were other standout performers.