Meadow Ridge Knights enjoying success
It was a successful weekend for the Meadow Ridge Knights football teams.
The Atom Blue Knights beat the Langley Bears 26-6. The Knights’ Ciaran Davies and quarterback Dallas Pattendon led the offence.
Riley Celino and Nicho Zolliker also played well helping the team score four touchdowns. Ethan Holland had a strong game at centre. Meanwhile, Lucas Deane, Aiden Fuchs and Tristan Hawkes were solid on defence, keeping the Bears offence bottled up for most of the game.
The Atom Gold Knights beat Chilliwack 24-20, improving their record to four wins and one loss. The offensive line made crucial blocks that allowed quarterback Adam Jones and running back James Ross to get their first touchdowns of the season. Kurtis Brown ran for an impressive 118 yards and had two touchdowns. The defence was led by Brandon Goodbridge, Oliver Para and Eric Clark. The three made Chilliwack work hard for every point they scored.
The Chilliwack Red were shut out 32-0 by the Peewee Gold Kinghts. Justin Nickel, Zachary Mayer-Buss and Michael Rice led an impressive defensive attack. Micah Cavalli, Cade Cote and Dryden Pollon all scored touchdowns. The Peewee Gold’s next game is on the road where they’ll face the North Langley Bears.
The Peewee Blue Knights lost 19-12 to North Langley in a hard fought game. Brandon Hunt scored two touchdowns on the first two offensive possessions thanks to great blocking from Jake Loftus, Jack Dillen and Kailesh Kumar. Anthony Cameron, Darius Joseph, Shaan Singh and Jevon Anutooshkin played solid defence and controlled the line of scrimmage for most of the game.
The Junior Bantam Knights maintained their undefeated record by adding a fifth win. They beat Chilliwack 44-0. As the score indicates, the team dominated all aspects of the game. Chico David returned a punt for a touchdown. Brandon Shanley returned an interception for a touchdown while Jaden Shanley recovered two on-side kicks. Dylan Lacey, Adam Chislett and Mark Podshadly had a strong game on defence while Mackenzie Baust, Thomas Janke and Taylor Makris played well on offence.
The Bantam Knights lost 35-7 to the South Delta Rams. The Knights opened the scoring on a 24 yard touchdown pass from Jackson Murdoch to Brian Dongalen but the Rams responded with a touchdown of their own that saw the Knights trailing 7-6 at halftime.
The hard-hitting affair continued in the second half with the game remaining close until the fourth quarter. South Delta returned a punt for a touchdown and then added a couple more late in the game. Dallas Samson played well defensively, recording a quarterback sack and an interception.
The Midget Knights lost 28-0 to Coquitlam. The Knights were down 6-0 early in the game when the offence, led by Tanner Hartley and Dylan McDermid, moved the ball to inside the Coquitlam five yard line. The team came away empty handed sparking the Coquitlam squad. Elijah Goerzen, Colton Davies and Tyler Cameron played well defensively for the Knights, who now have a two wins and three losses. They play Vancouver next week.