The Abbotsford Falcons junior bantam Black squad had played near-flawless football en route to the B.C. community football championship game.
But on Sunday, facing the South Delta Rams at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park, the Falcons were done in by uncharacteristic errors and ended up losing 47-8.
The Falcons marched the ball up and down the field, but penalties and fumbles in crucial moments stalled the offence time and time again.
“All our games were almost mistake-free, until this final,” head coach Luis Garcia said with a wry chuckle. “All the mistakes we didn’t make back then, we did them in this game.”
Samwel Uko scored the Falcons’ lone touchdown, and Tyson Reid booted the convert.
Despite the loss, it was a tremendous season for the Abby squad, which was undefeated coming in.
“The kids came together as a team very well,” Garcia said. “They showed a lot of maturity.”