The Meadow Ridge Knights bantam football team battled hard against the visiting Abbotsford Falcons Saturday afternoon at Samuel Robertson technical, but ended up on the wrong side of a 43-8 score.
Quarterback Tyrell Ogloff found Brian Dongalen in the end zone for the Knights only touchdown of the day on a third down gamble in the second quarter.
Chico David launched the convert over the fence for the extra point. Later that quarter, a long kick by David scored a single-point touchback for the Knights.
The bantam Knights are 1-3 this season in the Valley Community Football League and take on the last-place North Langley Bears at home Oct. 13 at 3 p.m.
The rest of the Knights’ teams were on the road last weekend, with the midget squad traveling to Duncan to take on the Cowichan Valley Bulldogs, beating the home team 12-8.
The Knights put together an 80-yard drive in the final minutes led by key catches by Jaimal Gill and Kyle Cameron to set up the winning 15-yard touchdown run by Brett Boyce.
Jessie Goerzen, Tyler Jackman and Brock Loewen led the defence in the win.
With the win, the midget Knights improve to 3-2 and return home to SRT this Saturday at 2 p.m. to take on the 4-1 Victoria Spartans.
The peewee Blue Knights beat the Chilliwack Blue Giants 19-8 on the road Saturday in a defensive battle that saw the Knights’ give up just a single long drive all day.
Running back Tyler Spencer had two touchdowns, while Brayden Hamilton had one.
The atom Knights were also in Chilliwack, and just like the peewee Blue Knights, came home with a win, defeating the Giants 12-7.
Special teams play was key as Jessie Chartrand and Tristan Maschke kept the Giants’ returners pinned in their own end. On defence, Austin Pattenden and Lucas Deane provided continuous pressure up the middle to keep the Giants’ offence on its heels.
Grinding out the ground game for the Knights were offensive linemen Tyson Smith, Gabe Fitzpatrick and James Harder.
The junior bantams played under the lights on Friday night in Chilliwack, but lost 32-8.
Mark Podschadly completed a pass to Tato Ferreyro-Araya for the first touchdown of the game. Jake Loftus kicked it through the uprights for an additional two points. Eric Ross and Sean Roy both put in a strong defensive effort.