JV Langley Saints run stopped in semifinals

Langley junior varsity football team loses overtime heartbreaker

The Langley Saints march to the provincial championship game came up short in overtime.

The junior varsity football team lost 18-15 in overtime to the Ballenas Whalers on Wednesday at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex.

“We left twelve points on the field,” lamented Ryk Piche, the Saints co-head coach and defensive co-ordinator.

He was referring to the fact the team missed a pair of extra points, a field goal and fumbled on their opponent’s one-yard line.

The Saints had gone 3-2 in the regular season, outscoring their foes 140-69 over those five games. And in the quarter-finals, they knocked off the 5-0 Holy Cross Crusaders 23-21 on a field goal in the dying seconds.

The Crusaders had surrendered just a combined 22 games in those five games.

And the Whalers (4-1) were also a formidable foe, allowing 19 points in their five games.

SEE: Langley Saints junior varsity squad marches to B.C. semifinals

And while the loss may sting, that doesn’t take away from the fact how much the Saints program has grown, especially considering that two years ago, there was not even a junior varsity program.

“We had an amazing season — we encountered a ton of adversity, yet we overcame these obstacles,” Piche said, adding that there is plenty to be excited about for the future of the program.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Suspected spill kills hundreds of crayfish, coho in Langley river

A fish kill in the Nicomekl has a biologist concerned for the health of the local ecosystem.

Rams harvest sweet victory in win over Huskers

The Chilliwack team found itself pushed back again and again.

WATCH: Cops for Cancer bring message of hope to Langley school

Young cancer survivors are traveling with the fundraising bike ride.

Langley venue of glass provides bright stage for charity art show

West Fine Arts Show runs Friday to Sunday at South Langley’s Glass House Estate Winery.

Driver of pickup stolen from Langley crashes into car in Abbotsford

No serious injuries in collision on Monday night

B.C. RCMP turn to Const. Scarecrow to shock speeders into slowing down

New addition will watch over drivers from a Coquitlam median for first-of-its-kind pilot in Canada

Aldergrove soccer forward enjoys scoring spree

UFV Cascades’ Jhaj named Canada West second star of the week

B.C. home to 1/3 of Canada’s overdose deaths in first 3 months of the year

There were 1,036 overdose deaths in the first three months of the year, with 94 per cent accidental

B.C. candidate moves from hospice care to council race

He beat terminal cancer twice and entered hospice when he decided to run for council.

Canadian tobacco exec pushes back against vaping health concerns

A warning from Interior Health about the unknown health risks of vaping is getting a partial rebuke

New ‘meowyoral’ race featuring felines announced by B.C. animal shelter

Organizers hope the cat election will generate attention for shelter and local municipal election

Ministry of Agriculture commits $300,000 to help B.C. farmers obtain land

B.C. Land Matching Program supports access to affordable farmland for young farmers

Lower Mainland city calls for slower trains near popular beach

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner said ‘it’s the least we can do’

Canadian air force short 275 pilots

Attrition outpaces recruitment and training claims Air Force

Most Read