Sardis Falcons beat West Van in football season opener

The AAA squad took their first step toward fulfilling their goal of a division title.

The Sardis Falcons started their 2019 football season with a win, dumping West Vancouver by a 24-12 count Friday afternoon.

Myles Joinson had himself a day at running back. He carried the ball 25 times for 237 yards and two touchdowns on a day when Sardis rolled up 273 total yards on the ground.

“The team started off great and then we struggled a bit in the second mentally making some mistakes,” said Sardis head coach Adam Smith. “After a good talk at halftime we came out and took it to them in the second half.”

DJ Stephens and Noah Saunders were two-way stars.

Saunders caught a touchdown pass on offence and produced an interception on D. Stephens reeled in four catches for 83 yards and rushed once for 18 yards on offence, producing three tackles and an interception on D.

Aidan Saunders was a terror on defence, with eight tackles and a pass knockdown.

Sardis stays on the road this weekend, traveling to Vancouver Island to face Nanaimo District in a Friday nighter.

“The next game will be a huge test as Nanimo District is a well coached physical team,” Smith said. “This will be a good test on where we are this year.”

See bchighschoolfootball.com for more.

Just Posted

Vehicle of missing Maple Ridge man is found in Abbotsford

Barrie Holt, 63, is also known to frequent Chilliwack area

Editorial: Vote wisely, but vote

There are no backsies when it comes to voting

Chilliwack RCMP officer suing the force for malicious prosecution

Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth cleared of wrongdoing after misconduct hearing

Time to specify where Chilliwack spending priorities should be

It’s that time of year again when City of Chilliwack engages its citizens to weigh in on budgeting

Council votes to give Chilliwack homeless shelter an 18-month extension

There were more than 40 passionate speakers at city hall who had their say for more than four hours

Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

If you believe the polls, it appears the Liberals and Conservatives are neck-and-neck

Canucks beat Stanley Cup champs 4-3 in a shootout

Leivo nets winner, Vancouver dumps St. Louis for fourth straight win

‘The more you test, the more you find’: Beef recalls a sign of success, experts say

Despite appearances, experts say a recent rise in major recalls is not a sign of food supply problems

Workers at four Vancouver hotels ratify contract with higher wages, job security

Unite Here Local 40 president Zailda Chan says it’s the first hotel strike in Vancouver in nearly two decades

Japanese buyer expands wood pellet contract with B.C.’s Pinnacle

Mitsui and Co. increases contract with Interior energy producer

ELECTION 2019: Have Justin Trudeau’s Liberals really cut middle-class taxes?

Conservative Andrew Scheer vows to cut bottom bracket, NDP’s Jagmeet Singh targets wealth tax

UPDATE: Vehicle located and driver arrested in relation to fatal hit-and-run

Male pedestrian in his 50s died after being struck by vehicle on Highway 11 in Abbotsford

Talk to your kids about vaping, B.C.’s top doctor says

B.C. health officials have discovered the first vaping-related illness in the province

Alberta truck convoy plans counter-protest at climate rally with Greta Thunberg

United We Roll organizer says similar protest planned for Swedish teen’s event in Edmonton

Most Read