Junior bantam Giants in VCFL championship game

Valley Community Football League, Chilliwack Minor Football

Chilliwack’s junior bantam Blue Giants pounded the Abbotsford Falcons 54-0 in a Valley Community Football League semi-final last Saturday, punching their ticket to this weekend’s VCFL championship game.

Quarterback Nick Both had a record breaking day for the Giants, carrying the ball 14 times for 252 yards and six touchdowns.

That’s not a mis-print.

Running back Emerson Smith added 86 yards and a major on three carries while Jake Hunter and Tyler Sprott had five carries apiece.

The defense was outstanding, allowing only three Abbotsford first downs and 54 yards of net offense.

AJ Sagrott and Jaren Lengert led a stifling  defensive line while linebackers Cyrus Tommy and Sam Meyer led the team in tackles.

Defensive end Chris Derksen contributed relentless pressure and two sacks while corners Ethan Mastin and Connor Moore had their best games shutting down the Abbotsford pass game and outside run.

The VCFL championship will be played at Samuel Robertson Technical School in Meadow Ridge at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The 10-1 Giants and 10-1 Meadow Ridge Knights traded victories this season, with first place going to the Knights on a point differential.

“We will work as hard as possible to get our boys ready for this big challenge,” noted head coach Mike Derksen. “It’s  the league final and this is what we have played for all year.”

The winner of this game will play the Vancouver Island zone team in the BC semi- final.

Just Posted

Prominent Chilliwack realtor says he doesn’t know how child porn got on his computer

Closing arguments heard in Ian Robert Meissner’s trial for accessing and possessing child pornography

More people in Chiliwack coming in to shelters to get out of the cold

Ruth and Naomi’s went over-capacity this week to accommodate shelter guests coming in from the cold

Q&A with federal Liberal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

Francois-Philippe Champagne visited the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 123

Mini Med School events are slated for March

Free info sessions allow attendees a chance to talk face-to-face with local medical professionals

Agassiz break and enter suspect arrested

The Chilliwack man faces charges relating to break and enters throughout Agassiz

VIDEO: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Man taken to hospital for smoke inhalation, burns after fire at RV park

Firefighters find man suffering from smoke inhalation, burns to face and hands: battalion chief

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

No Center of Gravity festival in Kelowna this summer: organizers

COG organizers said the hope is to return to the Okanagan in 2020

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Most Read