Junior bantam Knights unbeaten

Squad is 4-0 after physical game against Abbotsford

staff reporter


The Meadow Ridge Knights junior bantam football team improved to 4-0 after a hard fought 34-18 win over the Abbotsford Falcons at home at Samuel Robertson Technical secondary on Saturday.

The entire offensive line of Peter DeZueew, Mackenzie Baust, Adam Chislett, Thomas Janke, and Devon Keoughan were the key to the win  as they won the battle in the trenches. Riley Kenal got the final touchdown to seal the victory, while Jeremy Kankalongo ran like a train and Brandon Shanley had a great game on defence.

The Knights will try to keep their unbeaten streak alive as they next face the 2-2 Chilliwack Red Giants at home this Saturday.

The junior bantam squad weren’t alone in the win column as many of the Meadowridge Knights Community Football Association’s other team were victorious last weekend.

The atom Gold Knights played their inter-club rivals the Blue Knights in their only regular season meeting, winning 14-6.

The Blue Knights took a 6-0 lead at halftime with some strong play by the defence led by Tristan Hawke, Jaxon Smart and Ty Verrier.

Offensive linemen Carlos Redekopp, Mitchell Alcinay, William Ferguson and Tyson Smith put forth a great effort in keeping the Gold Knight defence at bay.

However, the Gold Knights regrouped at half time with quarterback Adam Jones leading the way.

Jacob Bell and Josh Tokaryk led the offensive line and helped Eric Clark and Kurtis Brown run for touchdowns. Before getting injured, James Ross made three critical tackles on defence for the Gold Knights. Tyson Phare and Isaiah Cavalli made some great plays to keep the Blue Knights off the score sheet for the rest of the game.

The peewee Gold Knights beat the peewee Blue Knights 6-0 in their inter-squad matchup. The Gold Knights were led by Eric Tweten, Jaydeep Sachar and Jackson Smith.

In four games, the defence has allowed an average of less than 10 points per game. On offence, Cody Stewart and Brock Pelwecki provided great blocking for the running attack.

Chase Wise, Anthony Cameron, Liam Cumarasamy and Adam Brass made key tackles for the Blue Knights on the defensive side of the ball while Alex Rideout, Dylan DeBeer and Jake Loftus played well on offence.

The midget team was scheduled to play Burnaby on Saturday,  but won by default as Burnaby did not have enough players. The midget Knights now sit at 2-2 for the season and play in Coquitlam this coming Saturday.

The Knight’s bantam team saw their record drop to 2-2 after falling to the top-ranked North Surrey Tigers, 38-6. Kurtis Blaine had a solid game for the Knights running the ball well and scoring the knights lone touchdown. Jordan Howe and Alex Cox led the defense.