A talent on both sides of the ball, Chilliwack’s Jaiden Claassen (making the tackle) has signed a letter of intent to play for the B.C. Football Conference Valley Huskers. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

A talent on both sides of the ball, Chilliwack’s Jaiden Claassen (making the tackle) has signed a letter of intent to play for the B.C. Football Conference Valley Huskers. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Valley Huskers land local talent on CJFL signing day

Three GW Graham grads and one Sardis Falcon alum will play for the junior football team this summer

The Valley Huskers announced a handful of new players Monday on signing day in the Canadian Junior Football League.

In the first day where junior football teams were allowed to confirm commitments, the Chilliwack-based team landed the services of four locals.

Included in that mix, three graduates from the powerhouse GW Graham Grizzlies program.

Hard charging running back/defensive end Jaiden Claassen, linebacker Jackson Saunders and slotback Liam Dallas are on board after leading their Grizzlies to a provincial semi-final berth last season.

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They’re joined by Zach Wilson, a receiver/tight end out of Sardis secondary and the Chilliwack Giants program who played in the All-Canada showcase game last summer in Chilliwack.

On the minus side of the ledger, the Huskers lost a local to a BC Football Conference rival. Kai Sommerville signed a letter of intent with the Kamloops Broncos.

Out-of-town talent signed by the Huskers includes Tevonne Albert (defensive line – Maples Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba), Reece Wyke (running back/slotback – River East Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba), Adamo Urciuoli (Maples Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba), Carson Moniz (offensive line – North Langley Kodiaks), Connor Enns (linebacker – Drumheller Titans, Alberta), Brody Wenzel (centre/defensive line – Westgate High in Thunder Bay, Ontario), Juan Labrador (offensive line – Salisbury Composite High in Sherwood Park, Alberta), Josh Yee (defensive end – Lawn High in Calgary, Alberta), Dylan Lepka (offensive line – Chestermere High in Chestermere, Alberta) and Matt Brown (offensive line – Salisbury Composite High in Sherwood Park, Alberta).


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