Midget Giants season ends with heartbreaking Rouge

A single point off a Cowichan Valley punt ended Chilliwack's season in a midget minor league football playoff game last weekend.

The Chilliwack midget football Giants took a shorthanded roster to Vancouver Island last weekend, facing the Cowichan Valley Bulldogs with a provincial semi-final spot on the line.

The locals battled hard, but a rule unique to Canadian football left them on the short end of a 22-21 loss.

Cowichan built up an early lead in this one, scoring once on offence, then returning an interception for a major.

The Giants blocked the convert on the second touchdown, and Michael Popvici took the ensuing kickoff to the house to close the gap to 13-7.

Strong runs by Conner Herrmann, Josh Pretty and Filip Horak got the Giants deep into Bulldog territory early in quarter two. Quarterback Klay Larocque finished the drive with a touchdown toss to wideout Robert Begg.

Chilliwack added to their lead in the third quarter, with Conner Herrmann scrambling into the endzone to put the Giants up 21-13.

Cowichan Valley got a key single point on a missed field goal, then tied the game on a punt return TD.

With less than 30 seconds left in the game, the Bulldogs booted the ball into the Chilliwack endzone for a rouge, a single point that ended Chilliwack’s season.

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