The Coquitlam peewee Wildcats put forward a strong, hearty effort against undefeated North Surrey and pulled off the upset of the season so far - winning 16-12.
Quarterback Stuart Phillips scored the first 'Cats touchdown off a QB sneak in the first half. They added a second major in the second half, off Uriah Hestdalen's gruelling run. The margin of victory came off the foot of kicker Mathew Hewabadegge, who converted both TDs.
Turning in solid performances on both sides of the ball were workhorses Jarred Chong, Cole Kashino and Jamal Mensah. The victory improved Coquitlam to 6-1 on the season.
In their third and final meeting of the regular season, the Coquitlam bantam Chargers needed a last-play major to complete the sweep, nudging North Delta 22-20.
Quarterback Nick Luckwell set the tone with three touchdowns, including the game-winner that saw him drive three yards into the end zone on the final play.
Making it possible was defender Brendan Chu, who recovered a late on-side kick to begin the closing march.
Down 14-0, Luckwell put Coquitlam on the scoreboard late in the first half off a 40-yard dash, with a great boost from blockers Zachary Merisca and Caleb Swain. Luckwell would add another major, from one-yard out, while kicker Arjay Shelley cashed in both point-after attempts.
Helping turn the tide on defence were Dylan Cusker, Darrel Gelera and Harry Ngyuyn.
The Coquitlam Raiders remained perfect by blanking the White Rock Titans 48-0 in recent junior bantam football action.
Racking up 147 yards rushing and three touchdowns was Jason Dongalen, while Jeremy Kankolongo scored a 35-yard punt return, and added five converts. The other major came off a 40-yard pass and run play, with Tavian Williams putting the ball in the end zone.
Defensively, the Raiders received strong support from Fabian Beacock, Will Chartrand and Lorenzo Delgilgo.