Football

Winnipeg Blue Bombers football player Jonathan Kongbo celebrates the team’s Grey Cup win on Sunday, Dec. 12. (Photo: twitter.com/King_Kongbo)

Back-to-back Grey Cup wins for Surrey-raised Jonathan Kongbo, with Blue Bombers

Two CFL titles for the defensive end in as many tries

Winnipeg Blue Bombers football player Jonathan Kongbo celebrates the team’s Grey Cup win on Sunday, Dec. 12. (Photo: twitter.com/King_Kongbo)
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers celebrate their victory against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 108th CFL Grey Cup in Hamilton, Ont., on Sunday, December 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers celebrate their victory against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 108th CFL Grey Cup in Hamilton, Ont., on Sunday, December 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The Cloverdale Community Football Association’s Peewee Bobcats celebrate after winning a provincial title Dec. 5 as they beat the Abbotsford Falcons 44-0 in the championship game. (Photo submitted: Yeera Sami)

Cloverdale Peewee Bobcats score six TDs on way to provincial title

Successful season ends for Cloverdale Community Football Association

The Cloverdale Community Football Association’s Peewee Bobcats celebrate after winning a provincial title Dec. 5 as they beat the Abbotsford Falcons 44-0 in the championship game. (Photo submitted: Yeera Sami)
North Surrey Bears players, coaches and cheer team members with their provincial-championship banner at McLeod Park in Langley on Saturday, Dec. 4. (Photo: facebook.com/NSMFGameDay)

North Surrey Bears win B.C. football title in 9-man Midget division

Championship-weekend games played at Langley’s McLeod Park

North Surrey Bears players, coaches and cheer team members with their provincial-championship banner at McLeod Park in Langley on Saturday, Dec. 4. (Photo: facebook.com/NSMFGameDay)
The White Rock-South Surrey Titans defeated the North Surrey Tigers 14-12 Sunday in Langley, winning a BC Community Football Association bantam championship. (BCCFA photo)

UPDATE: White Rock Titans edge North Surrey to win B.C. bantam football title

Titans defeat Tigers 14-12 at Langley’s McLeod Park Sunday

The White Rock-South Surrey Titans defeated the North Surrey Tigers 14-12 Sunday in Langley, winning a BC Community Football Association bantam championship. (BCCFA photo)
The White Rock Titans bantams will play Sunday (Dec. 5) against North Surrey in the BC Community Football Association championship game. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock-South Surrey Titans set for B.C. football final

Undefeated bantam team will play North Surrey at Langley’s McLeod Park

The White Rock Titans bantams will play Sunday (Dec. 5) against North Surrey in the BC Community Football Association championship game. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Langley Rams won the Canadian Bowl Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4, shutting out the Ontario Conference champion London Beefeaters 37-0 in London, Ontario for the first national title in franchise history. (Boris Terzic Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

B.C.’s Langley Rams win Canadian Bowl

First time team has taken national championship

Langley Rams won the Canadian Bowl Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4, shutting out the Ontario Conference champion London Beefeaters 37-0 in London, Ontario for the first national title in franchise history. (Boris Terzic Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The White Rock-South Surrey bantam Titans pose for a photo with their championship banner after winning a VMFL title Sunday. (Contributed photo)

Undefeated White Rock Titans to take aim at provincial bantam football title

Peninsula football squad also won a B.C. title in 2019, at junior-bantam level

The White Rock-South Surrey bantam Titans pose for a photo with their championship banner after winning a VMFL title Sunday. (Contributed photo)
The Cloverdale Peewee Bobcats hold their championship banner after winning the VMFL league title game over the White Rock Titans 22-6. (Photo submitted: Yeera Sami, Cloverdale Community Football Association)

Pair of Surrey football teams off to provincial finals

Cloverdale Cougars, Bobcats to play Dec. 5 in prov. title games

The Cloverdale Peewee Bobcats hold their championship banner after winning the VMFL league title game over the White Rock Titans 22-6. (Photo submitted: Yeera Sami, Cloverdale Community Football Association)
Lord Tweedsmuir lines up against Notre Dame in playoff action from 2019. The Panthers lost to the Notre Dame Jugglers Nov. 20 in the 2021 high school football AAA playoffs. (File photo: Olivia Johnson)

Football season ends for Lord Tweedsmuir

21-7 loss to Notre Dame ends playoff hopes

Lord Tweedsmuir lines up against Notre Dame in playoff action from 2019. The Panthers lost to the Notre Dame Jugglers Nov. 20 in the 2021 high school football AAA playoffs. (File photo: Olivia Johnson)
B.C. Lions’ Lucky Whitehead (7), quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) and Bryan Burnham, back left, celebrate before Whitehead’s touchdown was called back when he was ruled down at the one yard line during the first half of a CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Friday, November 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions’ Lucky Whitehead (7), quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) and Bryan Burnham, back left, celebrate before Whitehead’s touchdown was called back when he was ruled down at the one yard line during the first half of a CFL football game against the Edmonton Elks in Vancouver, on Friday, November 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Two White Rock Titans teams set for semifinal football matchups

Winners of Sunday games will advance to Vancouver Mainland Football League finals on Nov. 27

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The Lord Tweedsmuir defense swarm-tackles South Delta running back Jesse Mitran Nov. 12. Tweedsmuir won the wildcard playoff games 35-14. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers win playoff wildcard game

Panthers onto provincial quarterfinal game

The Lord Tweedsmuir defense swarm-tackles South Delta running back Jesse Mitran Nov. 12. Tweedsmuir won the wildcard playoff games 35-14. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly, right, hits the ground after Calgary Stampeders’ Shawn Lemon forced him to fumble the ball leading to a turnover during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Michael Reilly, right, hits the ground after Calgary Stampeders’ Shawn Lemon forced him to fumble the ball leading to a turnover during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BC Place is back as the host of the B.C. high school football provincial after they originally stated they were unable to this year. (File photo)

BC Place back as host of B.C. high school football semifinals and finals

AAA Varsity, AA Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Grade 8 division teams return on Nov. 27 and Dec. 4

BC Place is back as the host of the B.C. high school football provincial after they originally stated they were unable to this year. (File photo)
Quarterback McCord Leeson gets sacked by a G.W. Graham Grizzlie Nov.5. The Panthers lost to the Chilliwack team 18-12. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Tweedsmuir drops final regular season game at home

Panthers in wildcard playoff game Nov. 12

Quarterback McCord Leeson gets sacked by a G.W. Graham Grizzlie Nov.5. The Panthers lost to the Chilliwack team 18-12. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
BC Lions quarterback Michael Reilly is sacked by Hamilton Tiger Cats defensive end Julian Howsare (95) during first half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
BC Lions quarterback Michael Reilly is sacked by Hamilton Tiger Cats defensive end Julian Howsare (95) during first half CFL football game action in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
A White Rock Titans Atom Blue player – decked out with spooky face paint for Halloween – tries to evade a tackle from an Atom White player during Sunday’s action. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Titans win big in playoff quarter-finals

Atom, midget teams advance to semifinals while other age divisions look to wrap up regular season

A White Rock Titans Atom Blue player – decked out with spooky face paint for Halloween – tries to evade a tackle from an Atom White player during Sunday’s action. (Contributed photo)
B.C. Lions wide receiver Bryan Burnham (16) makes a touchdown catch as he his defended by Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jalen Collins (7) during first half CFL action in Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
B.C. Lions wide receiver Bryan Burnham (16) makes a touchdown catch as he his defended by Toronto Argonauts defensive back Jalen Collins (7) during first half CFL action in Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Abbotsford’s Sandeep Singh Kaila has established a new Guinness World Record for spinning a football on one finger. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: B.C. man establishes world record for spinning football on one finger

Local man achieves another Guinness World Record, hopes to continue journey to set more

Abbotsford’s Sandeep Singh Kaila has established a new Guinness World Record for spinning a football on one finger. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)