Pewee Blue blank Bears
Chilliwack's peewee Blue Giants finished their season with a decisive 22-0 victory over the North Langley Bears Saturday.
Great blocking by the offensive line, including tackles Jacob Boudreau and Tommy Helget, allowed running back Quinn Venier to scamper three times for majors.
Kicker Jacob Brown added a pair of converts to round out the scoring.
The defence was solid with defensive ends Hudson Harvey and Nick Butler forcing everything inside, where middle linebacker Helaman Ochoa denied any sizeable run.
Midget Giants fail to earn bye
The Chilliwack midget Giants fought hard in Saturday's rain but were unable to win and secure a bye for the first round of playoffs as they fell 24-14 to the Nanaimo Redmen.
In the first quarter, the defence wasn't able to hold the Redmen offence down despite a sack deep in the backfield by Jake Samuelson.
Michael Popovici forced a fumble, and Perry Ross recovered the ball, but the offence was unable to convert the turnover into points on the board.
The second quarter saw quarterback Klay Laroque connect with Robert Begg for a pair of touchdown passes.
Matt McConnell forced a fumble on a kick return, and Brandon Tooke recovered, but again the offence couldn't convert and the first half ended tied at 14.
The Giants made valiant efforts through the second half but the Redman put another 10 points on the board en route to the win.
The loss left the Giants in a four-way tie for second place.
They'll host Vernon Monday at Townsend Field at 2 p.m.
JB Blue lacked manpower
Chilliwack junior bantam Blue Giants also faced off against the Bears this past weekend. The Giants fell to the third-place team 28-8.
Due to illness and injury, the Giants were only able to field the league minimum 18 players. Many of them never came off the field, and others had to play positions they hadn't practiced all year.
In spite of the short squad, the Giants put up a great fight and got outstanding efforts from Brody Porter, Colin Campbell, Dustin Wutzke and Gar-rette Gear, all filling in on special teams. On offence, the Giants welcomed back running back Emilo Pineda, and got a great game from Jonathan Zandberg, playing center on the offensive line.
The Giants defence had another great showing, with Nat Oenema, Erik Vander-Werff and Jacob Butler all playing great on the defensive line. Miguel Wood and Mitchell Bryne came up with some of the hardest hits seen all year. The Giants lone touchdown came from the hands of defensive end Warren Rogers, who ran a kick off back 60 yards for the only score of the game and his first touchdown of the season.
The Giants hit the field next weekend at Townsend Park at 4 p.m. for a playoff match against the Abbotsford Falcons.
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