Minor football week three: Midget Giants crush Comox

Several Chilliwack Minor Football teams are off to unbeaten starts. The midgets demolished the Comox Raiders in their latest outing.

Chilliwack’s midget football Giants stayed unbeaten with a one-sided weekend walloping of the Comox Raiders.

Chilliwack left the Island with a 64-0 win, kick-started by a Thomas Heuser touchdown on the very first play.

The running back scampered 75 yards to pay-dirt, the start of a big day that saw him roll up 195 rushing yards and two TDs.

Rookie Connor Murdy added 70 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, with Randy Nixon and Jordan Breuker also contributing to the pounding ground game.

Austin Penner helped the Chilliwack defence pitch a shutout, recovering two Comox fumbles.

Josh Pretty had an interception.

A clash of titans on Saturday sees the Giants hosting the defending provincial champ Nanaimo Redmen at Townsend Park (3:30 p.m.)

 

— Last week’s Friday Night Football match saw Chilliwack’s junior bantam Giants move to 3-0 with a 34-0 rout of the North Langley Bears.

Fullback Nick Butler got the scoring start, carrying three Bear defenders with him on a six yard run.

Tailback Quinn Venier added two TD runs.

Quarterback Trei Lindstrom hooked up with tight-end Hudson Harvey on two touchdown tosses.

Chilliwack’s ‘Steel Curtain’ defence was led by linemen Kyle McCarrick and Justin Crooks.

Jackson Kinneman was a force on special teams.

 

— The peewee Red Giants (3-0) kept their perfect record intact with a 36-12 win over Meadow Ridge Blue.

Logan Buchwitz and Josh Baird staked the Giants to an early lead with long touchdown runs.

Meadow Ridge pushed back, but Chilliwack defenders Kai Manning, Daniel King and Drew Roy kept them at bay.

On special teams, Jaxon Visser recovered an onside kick and Travis Richley had a great kick return.

Paris Mastin was named player of the game.

 

— An all-local atom clash saw the Blue Giants edge the White Giants 20-18.

The Blue Giants were one play away from tying the game after scoring a touchdown at the final whistle.

Needing a two-point convert, they were thwarted by the White Giant D.

Carter Dallas had two touchdowns and a convert for the victors. Wyatt Stobbs also found the endzone and Kenyan Ried added a convert.

Defensively, Aiden Parks had a quarterback sack and Lucas Pollard had some great tackles.

Finn Brandsma recovered an onside kick.

The White Giant offence was led by running backs Parker Clarke and Vincent Branauer.

Clarke, the speedster, picked up big yardage on the outside, while Branauer picked up bruising yards up the gut.

Jake Sondervang and Tyler Bergin led the White Giant D, each of them picking up quarterback sacks.

Ryder Staughton, Jeffery Santschi and Pierce Hamstra were also defensive standouts, and Brooklynne Groves-Vula was an unstoppable force on special teams.

 

— The atom Red Giants had a tough outing, falling 34-0 to the North Langley Bears.

Nadalie Julian was a bright spot, returning a kick 30 yards.

Game MVP Matthaus Chapman delivered crushing blocks on the offensive line and Evan Butler was a versatile star, switching between center and running back.

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