The Cloverdale Leopards opened the new bantam football season in fine style with a 20-8 home field win over the Richmond Raiders.
Quarterback Victor Belanger scored a pair of touchdowns to spark the Leopards while Bennie Clark added another.
. In atom action, Jace Atkinson and Fuchs each scored TDs in a losing cause as the Cloverdale Tigers were dumped 52-18 by the North Delta Longhorns.
. Terrel Jones scored three majors and Walker Erickson added a pair as the Cloverdale Bobcats mauled the New West Hyacks 40-0 in peewee action.
. In junior bantam play, Raphael Alcoreza returned the opening kick 50 yards for a TD and the Cloverdale Cougars were off to the races en route to a 38-8 win over the host North Surrey Falcons.
Jesse Goedman scored the Falcons TD.. North Surrey's atom Lions blitzed the Coquitlam Lions by a score of 50-0.
Keyshawn Beswick did most of the damage with three touchdowns while other majors came from Myles McPherson, Kieran Pama, Sabastian Blunt and Aidan Reithaug.
McPherson also helped out on defence with a long interception return.
. The North Surrey T-Birds also posted a win to open the new atom campaign, beating the host Langley Broncos 22-8. Tunga Mukiza, Parkor Sarai and Treyvaughn Levac each scored TDs to power the T-Birds to victory.
On defence, Nnamdi Okuma made several big tackles and came up with a fumble recovery to help the North Surrey efforts.
. The White Rock-South Surrey Titans came up empty in their midget home opener, falling 12-0 to Maple Ridge.
. Holden Allen scored two touchdowns in a losing cause as the White Rock-South Surrey atom Titans were tripped up 24-16 by the Westside Warriors in Vancouver.
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