Two local football products won the Grey Cup as members of the Toronto Argonauts on Sunday.
The 105th annual Canadian Football League championship was played in Ottawa, in the snow.
Toronto defeated the Calgary Stampeders 27-24. It was the 17th Grey Cup title for the Argos.
Malcolm Williams, from Maple Ridge, lined up for Toronto at wide receiver.
He was a standout on the football field and basketball court at Pitt Meadows secondary in 2011.
He accepted a scholarship to play basketball at the University of B.C. after high school, and did for the 2011-12 season.
He then left school and played football for the Langley Rams, a junior football club.
In January 2016, after three seasons with the Rams, the 6’3’’, 220-pound Williams signed as a free agent with the Argos.
He had 14 receptions for 153 yards in 14 games during the 2017 CFL regular season.
Williams, 24, had one catch, against Saskatchewan Roughriders, for 12 yards in the playoffs.
Mason Woods, a 6’9’’, 324-pound offensive lineman from Maple Ridge, was also a member of the Grey Cup champion Argonauts, although he did not play Sunday.
Woods played high school football for the Terry Fox Ravens in Port Coquitlam in grades 11 and 12. He then played four seasons at the University of Idaho, starting 34 straight games in his final three seasons with the Vandals.
He was drafted by the Argos in the second round in 2017.
Woods, 23, is the son of Bernie Smandych, a retired Ridge Meadows RCMP constable.
— Ridge Meadows RCMP (@RidgeRCMP) November 27, 2017