Junior Grizzlies stopped by Langley Saints

The season opener for GW Graham's junior varsity football team saw them lose a 14-0 lead and drop a 20-14 final.

GW Graham’s junior varsity football squad opened the regular season Wednesday with a 20-14 loss to Langley.After a scoreless first quarter the Grizzlies got on the board first when Jaiden Claassen intercepted a Langley pass and ran it back 53 yards for a touchdown.GWG punched in a two-point convert to lead 8-0.The Grizzly D added another major late in the first half, with Ashton Young taking an interception 76 yards to pay-dirt. GWG led 14-0 at the half.Langley started chipping away early in the fourth quarter, scoring their first major to cut the deficit to 14-6.They scored again on their next drive, but Ethan Holmes knocked down the convert attempt to keep his Grizzlies in front 14-12.GWG was driving late, looking to hammer the last nail into the coffin when a bad snap led to a turnover on downs.Langley took the ball, drove the length of the field and, with 22 seconds left, grabbed the go-ahead score on a slant pass from the six yard line.Cooper Middleton was a standout on defence while Colby Bessette and Jeff Thomas stood out on O.The Grizzlies host Holy Cross Oct. 20, 3 p.m. at Exhibition Stadium.