Meadow Ridge Knights shine at Starbowl
The Meadow Ridge Knights were well-represented at the B.C. Midget Starbowl on Saturday, as six local players took part in the annual all-star game.
14 of the top midget football teams from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island took part in the game, which was held in Richmond.
The Meadow Ridge Knights all stars were part of Team Blue, losing 19-16 in a defensive battle with Team Red.
Team Blue opened the scoring with a 38-yard field goal by Meadow Ridge’s Nick Stoyeff, followed by a touchdown from Joe Schuster.
Team Red pulled ahead in the second half, before Meadow Ridge’s Rashaun Simonise scored another touchdown to bring Team Blue within three points.
Team Blue pushed the ball down the field in the final seconds of the game, making it as far as the 20-yard-line, but ran out of time before being able to tie the game with another field goal.
Out of the five awards given at the end of the game, two went to Knights players with Simonise being voted the game’s best offensive player, while Nick Stoyeff was voted best defensive player.
The other Knights players taking part were Daniel Childress and Wyatt Durocher, who both made some key offensive plays, while Dylan MacDermid had a strong game on defence.