Sardis Falcons football honours Klassen in spring scrimmage

The team hit the field for the first time since the CFL great played at Sardis in the late 1970s.

The Sardis Falcons played their first ‘game’ last Friday, traveling to Surrey to face the Sullivan Heights Stars in a preseason scrimmage.

Paying homage to Sardis football alum Rick Klassen, the former Canadian Football League star who passed away in 2016, the Falcons wore a special t-shirt as they saw their first live action after two weeks of spring camp.

Facing the Stars, another new program, Sardis made a good first impression.

“What a start!” said head coach Adam Smith. “We ran 65 plays on offence and scored seven touchdowns, three passing and four running. Our first play ever on O was a deep go route TD to DJ (Stephens), who is still in Grade 8 for two more weeks.”

The Sardis defence held Sullivan Heights to one touchdown on 65 snaps, recording five quarterback sacks, three fumble recoveries and an interception.

– The Falcons invite Sardis football alumni to the school for a barbecue Saturday at 11 a.m.

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