Coquitlam Raiders roll to 8-0
The Coquitlam Raiders junior football club remain undefeated with a 8-0 record after downing the North Surrey Eagles at Bear Creek Park on Sunday.
Jeremy Kankolongo rushed for 172 yards on 14 carries and three touchdowns and led the defense with nine tackles.
The Eagles’ only score came off a 65-yard punt return.
With the win, the Raiders improve to 8-0, after defeating the New Westminster Hyacks 52-0 at Mackin Park last week.
The New Westminster Hyacks 52-0 at Mackin Park last week.
Jason Dongalen rushed for more than 100 yards and three touchdowns, while Kankolongo, Cedric Ducharme and Trent Cooper also found the end zone.
Cooper was also a force on defence, registering 10 tackles while Lorenzo Delgiglio, Oscar Nunez and Jude Hussain also had strong games, recovering five fumbles.
The team will play the South Delta Rams next weekend at Dennison Park.
The Coquitlam Vikings ended their minor football regular season on a high note on Saturday with a 48-0 win over the White Rock Titans.
Xavion Fleary had the most running yardage, with the help of Nic Greene, Keon Fuoco and Adam Tennant.
Moe Hassan also continued from where he left off last week, when he scored three touchdowns in a 54-0 win over the Vancouver Trojans at Rupert Park.
The Vikings had a strong showing on offence against Vancouver, taking an early 34-0 lead at the half with touchdowns from Fuoco, Mario Marra, Fleary and two from Hassan.
In the second half Greene had six picks, while Mak Stephens at a touchdown recovery. Hassan punched in another touchdown in the final quarter to make it 54-0 for the Vikes.
Coquitlam also excelled on the other side of the ball. Dade Motz had two sacks and Marra recovered six fumbles.
Brianne Wager had a two goal game as the Port Moody Nitro defeated the Semiahmoo Scorpions 2-1 last weekend.
Allie Mandley and Kassi Coupal assisted on the markers as the under-18 division one squad bounced back from last week’s loss to the North Shore Adrenalin.
In that match, Julia Basa opened the scoring for the club, followed by a goal from teammate Chelsea Reed.
But it was not enough to pull out a win against the North Shore opponents and the team lost 3-2.
POCO LAX RECOGNIZED
Members of the Port Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse Association were recognized for their work in the community last weekend during the B.C. Lacrosse Association annual general meeting in Whistler.
Debbie Berg and Fred Lachlan won the Hugh Gifford Merit Award for field and box lacrosse managers, while Josh Wahl and Bill McBain took home the Merit Award for minor box lacrosse coaches.