It was a tale of two halves.
In the first half, the Langley Rams scored three touchdowns and gained 142 yards of offence and forcing one turnover in building a 27-10 lead over the visiting Westshore Rebels.
But the second half was a different story as the Rebels out-scored Langley 22-1 to knock off the Rams 33-28 in BC Football Conference action at McLeod Athletic Park. Langley was held to just three first downs and 10 yards of net offence over the game’s final 30 minutes, a stunning turnaround from what had transpired in the first half.
The victory improved Westshore to 7-1 while the Rams fell to 4-4 after seeing their three-game winning streak come to an end.
Langley’s Joe Carter had rushed for a pair of scores in the first half while Colby Peters added a short touchdown as well. But while the Rams were able to move the ball along the ground in the first half with 82 yards, they were limited to just 18 rushing yards in the second half.
The passing game also failed to get much traction as Rylan Peters was limited to 93 yards through the air as he went 7-for-18 and was picked off on the Rams’ final possession.
Langley’s other points came off the foot of kicker Jonaus Levac, who kicked three converts, added two field goals and one single on a missed field goal attempt.
For the Rebels, Trey Campbell rushed for one touchdown while quarterback Scott Borden threw a pair of touchdown passes to Dusan Greenway, while also calling his own number for another major.
Defensively, the Rams had a pick-six taken off the board in the first half when Jordan Lund’s touchdown off an interception was called back because of an illegal block.
Isaiah Steward led the team with five solo tackles, four assisted tackles and a special team tackle while Kyle Clarot had five, one, and two respectively. Nick Westad also came through with four solo and four assisted tackles.
Langley has secured a post-season berth as they close out the regular season with games in Kelowna against the Okanagan Sun (7-0-1) and Nanaimo versus the VI Raiders (4-3-1).