The White Rock-South Surrey midget-division Titans lost its first game of the Vancouver Mainland Football League season Sunday, falling 27-8 to the Coquitlam Falcons.
Neither team scored in the first quarter, as the team’s traded possessions and scoring chances, but the Falcons scored two touchdowns in the second to lead 14-7 at halftime.
White Rock’s lone, first-half score came when Willie Watson scored on a TD throw form quarterback Zack Skene.
In the second half, Coquitlam tacked on another touchdown – but without a conversion – to make it 20-7, and the Titans added a single point when the Falcons punt-returner failed to run a punt out of their own end zone, instead choosing to take a knee.
With the loss, the Titans’ record sits at 3-1; the Falcons remain undefeated.
The game was a reversal of last year’s provincial championship tilt, in which White Rock defeated Coquitlam for the B.C. midget title.
The Titans have another tough matchup this weekend when they head to North Delta’s John Oliver Park for a game against the North Delta Longhorns.
In other VMFL action, the flag-division Titans earned a 12-0 shutout over the Coquitlam Steelers, led by Bud Beliveau, who scored three touchdowns, and Marley Reiffer, who had one.
The atom Titans lost Sunday, defeating the Coquitlam Lions 26-12.
Beckham Dickie had two touchdowns in the defeat, while Dylan Gemekas, who had a forced fumble, and Michael Ficken, who recovered it, played well on defence.
In peewee action, White Rock-South Surrey shut out the North Surrey Hawks 32-0, while White Rock’s junior bantam squad was beat by the Cloverdale Cougars, 27-6.