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.

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