In what could be the warm up to the championship game, the North Langley Kodiaks took on the Langley Stampeders this past Sunday.
It was a matchup of the two top teams in the midget league. The opening kickoff saw the Langley Stampeders methodically move the ball down the field until Azuka Okoli was able to run it in for the first score of the game.
The point after was good and after a few back-and-forth exchanges of the ball, the first quarter would end 7-0 for the Stamps.
The game settled in to be a defensive battle, as both teams could not sustain drives against the other’s strong defence – despite strong running back play by Langley’s Okoli and the Kodiaks Drey Blair.
The second quarter saw Langley take the ball all the way to the Kodiaks third-yard line before a fumble would give the ball back to the Kodiaks.
With the ball on their own 28-yard line and time winding down in the half, Isaiah Key aired it out to Luke Chalk for a 49-yard gain, but an unsportsmanlike penalty would bring it back 15 yards.
An interception by Langley would bring the half to a close with the score still at 7-0.
The second half would continue to be a defensive battle with neither team able to get into the red zone.
A fake punt and pass by Charlie May to Luke Chalk of the Kodiaks, kept a North Langley third quarter drive going, but a fumbled snap would end another drive.
The game would end right where it started after the first drive at 7-0 for the Langley Stampeders.
Despite the loss, the North Langley Kodiaks would finish the regular season in first place as they enter the playoffs.
|November 5, 2017||6:00 pm||MIDGET||2017|
|MCLEOD ATHLETIC PARK|
|McLeod Stadium, 58 Avenue & 214A St, Langley, BC V2Y|