Abbotsford Falcons win provincial title

Peewee football team defeats White Rock for championship

The Abbotsford Peewee Falcons (white) celebrate their provincial win on Sunday.

The Abbotsford Peewee Falcons (white) celebrate their provincial win on Sunday.

For the first time since 2009, an Abbotsford community football team are the provincial champions.

The Abbotsford Peewee Falcons (white) knocked off the White Rock Titans 34-6 in Langley on Sunday to capture the British Columbia Community Football Association‘s 12-man provincial championship.

Falcons player Taejshon Catlin was named most valuable player in the game, and the team got big offensive contributions from Justin Menning and A.J. Nguyen. All three players scored touchdowns in the win.

Defensively, the Falcons were led by Logan Thiessen and Ethaniel Lynn. Abbotsford held the Titans scoreless after the first half, with a 20-0 lead.

The Peewee title game was one of four provincial championship battles to wrap up the community football year for 2016.

The Falcons dominated the Valley Community Football League, with a record of six wins and two losses in the regular season. They then went undefeated in VCFL playoff action in November. The defeated the Meadowridge Knights 16-0 in the VCFL title game to earn the right to represent the league at the provincials.

The peewee team was made up of local 10 and 11-year old players. The VCFL season returns to local football fields next September.

For more on the league and the game, visit facebook.com/teamvcfl.

 

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