The Ridge Meadows Knights had two shutout wins a close loss at McLeod Athletic Park over the weekend in Valley Community Football league action.
The Atom Knights took to the field Saturday and beat the North Langley Bears 36-0.
The Knights came out using their speed early on. Big plays from Ben Firth, Maxwell McKinnon and Coleton Chartier got the Knights out to a 30-0 lead by half time, including an impressive 20‐yard bomb from Firth to Chartier.
The second half the game was a bit tighter, but the defence held its own, and held on to the perfect game.
Big plays on defence came from Noah Logue, Carson Logue and Kaleb Orr, who helped hold the Bears scoreless. The Knights managed one more touchdown in the second half.
The junior bantam Knights, last year’s provincial champions, put up lots of points but lost a shootout 44-38.
The Knights and the Bears both played hard. In the fourth quarter the Bears took the lead with two minutes left in the game. Jacob Brass played extremely well on both sides of the ball and scored a touchdown.
Calib Gruninger played well on offence bringing two touchdowns for the Knights in the first half. Quinn Messier and Lincoln Schmidt played their hearts out all day.
The Knights pee wees also beat their Bears counterparts, shutting them out 21-0.
All of the Knights teams are at home at SRT field this weekend, with games on Saturday, Sept. 8. The flag team plays at 8:30 a.m., atoms at 10 a.m., pee wees at 11:45 a.m., junior bantams at 1:30 p.m. and bantams at 3:30 p.m.
The association is hosting a tailgate party fundraiser on Sept. 22 at The Reach, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 for a burger, choice of adult beverage and $5 off for next visit.
“We had some extra help to pump up the crowd from our cheerleaders,” said Knights association president Amanda Bronswyk. “They provided us with energy from half time of the atom game until half time of the pee wee game. They were sure a crowd pleaser, and keep the kids moving on the field. It is great to see cheerleading back in Meadowridge after several years without being able to field a team. Thanks to coach Laura Frye for bringing it back to us.”