It was an all blue and white affair.
With the Vancouver Mainland Football League's junior bantam playoff title on the line, the two Coquitlam squads laced up the boots and delivered a great game for parents and fans.
When the final whistle sounded, the Coquitlam Vikings had knocked off the Raiders 16-3 in a hard-fought contest.
Although the Vikings had possession for the majority of the time in the first half, the other side scored first after marching it down to the 12-yard line, where only a terrific tackle by Nic Greene prevented a major. Jeremy Kankolongo's field goal put the Raiders ahead 3-0.
The Vikings responded with a long march of their own, as Xavion Fleary scrambled into the end zone. Nailing the two-point convert was Brenden Dieno to make it 8-3 at the half.
In the third quarter, the Vikings, who posted a perfect 8-0 record during the regular season, kept up the pressure with quarterback Max Kennedy driving the ball with authority. Greene picked off a Raiders' pass, while Isaiah Mapara and Mario Marra racked up some key tackles.
In the fourth quarter, Dieno broke free just beyond midfield and ran into the end zone for the final major of the day.
Also turning in standout performances in the win were Mitch Bye, Moe Hassan, Mak Stephens and Adam Tennant.
The Raiders, who were 8-0 during the regular season but also earned a tie in a tie-breaker game, got great efforts from Fabian Beacock, Jason Dongalen, Eric Holopeter, Mathew McAloney and Tyrese Reed.
It propels the Vikings into the B.C. semifinals on Saturday, 7: 30 p.m. at Percy Perry Stadium against Abbotsford.
It took overtime, but the Coquitlam Wildcats have advanced to the VMFL peewee final with a gritty 14-11 triumph that ended previously undefeated Westside's season last week.
On its own home turf, Westside opened the scoring and led 8-0 at the half.
A polished performance from the Coquitlam defence kept the game close, resulting in Jamal Mensah's long dash that made it 8-6 heading into the final minute of regulation.
Another spectacular run by Mensah put the Wildcats on Westside's nine-yard line.
Although they were stopped from entering the end zone, Coquitlam would pin the home team behind the line for a game-tying safety.
In overtime, Westside cashed in a field goal to again take the lead. In the allotted return play, the Wildcats handed the ball to Mensah and he delivered the game-winning touchdown.
Coquitlam, who placed fifth overall at 7-3, now faces No. 3rated Cloverdale this weekend in the VMFL final.
Blue Devils remain undefeated
For the second year in a row, the Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils are the masters of the junior boys soccer Fraser Valleys.
Building on a perfect 10-0 run in league play, which saw them win every game by shutout, the Blue Devils blanked L.A. Matheson 5-0 and blitzed North Surrey 4-1, before advancing to the Valley final by clipping Enver Creek 5-0.
Pitted against Lord Tweedsmuir in the championship game, Best jumped ahead on Grade 9 Chris Bastow's tally only to see the Surrey crew tie it with 25 minutes left in regulation.
The Blue Devils didn't flinch, however, and instead responded with a tremendous push that saw Grade 9 midfielder Quinn Dawson score to give the club a 2-1 victory.