Starbowl is right around the corner

The annual Starbowl game is just around the corner and it’s time for the best football players from the Bantam and Midget divisions to shoPrintw their stuff. Make sure you mark your calendar with the game times and plan on coming out to McLeod Athletic Park in Langley for a full day of football on Saturday, April 16,2016.
This year there will be raffle draws for a much coveted Starbowl jersey, a Starbowl hoodie and new this year, a Starbowl hat. There will also be the always popular 50/50 draw. Bring your noisemakers and prepare to cheer!



2014 VMFL / VCFL Starbowl

The Best Of The Best Hit The Field

The 2014 edition of the VMFL/VCFL Starbowl may have lacked the traditional mainland versus the valley rivalry that was the hallmark of previous contests, but there was no shortage of on-field intensity.  Under mostly sunny skies at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley, the large enthusiastic crowds were treated to three competitive games that were enhanced by a large screen broadcast that provided replays of all the significant action.

The integrated team format was applied to all divisions for the first time this year, with each team representing a mix of VMFL and VCFL players and coaching staff.  MVPs were selected for each of the teams by their coaching staffs, with the exception of the Midget Division, where selections were made by Larry Reda, President, Football BC and Gerry Mullis, scout and advisor to to Football BC.

2014-04-12-019-Man Bantam
Mean Machine (26) vs. Mainland Marauders (15)

MVPs as selected by the coaches:
Mean Machine
Outstanding lineman – Tariq Lopez – Richmond Raiders
Defensive  Player – Ricky Reed – Vancouver Trojans
Offensive Player – Luca Gill – Coquitlam Chargers
MVP – Spencer O’Brien – WRSS Titans

Mainland Marauders
Outstanding lineman – Scott Glodie – Richmond Raiders
Defensive Player – Sam Talbot – Richmond Raiders
Offensive Player – Dominic Winter – Vancouver Trojans
MVP – Dade Motz – Coquitlam Chargers

2014-04-12-3012-Man Bantam
Northeastern Dawgs (0) vs.  Hawks (14)

MVPs as selected by the coaches
Outstanding lineman – Manraj Bains – Langley Mustangs
Defensive Player – Brandon White – Comox Raiders
Offensive Player – Cam Lampart – Chilliwack
MVP – Ryan Beauchamp – Comox Raiders

Outstanding lineman – Wyatt Bates – South Delta Rams
Defensive Player – Kwaku Frimpong – North Delta Longhorns
Offensive Player – Gabe Saklosky – North Delta Longhorns
MVP – Ryan VonEnde – South Delta Rams


Red Rockets (26) vs. Ream Team (6)

MVPs as Selected by Larry Reda President of Football BC and Gerry Mullis scout and advisor to Football BC
Red Rockets
Outstanding Lineman – Clayton Frolich – Langley Stampeders
Defensive Player – Connor Griffiths – Langley Stampeders
Offensive Player – Devon Hallums – North Surrey Bears
MVP – Brad Atkinson – Langley Stampeders

Ream Team
Outstanding lineman – Chae-Cody Fraikney – Nanaimo Redman
Defensive Player – Brock Gowanlock – Cowichan Bulldogs
Offensive Player – Keenan Gooden – Chilliwack Giants
MVP – RJ Begg – Chilliwack Giants


Outstanding player awards for the 2013 midget regular season were also distributed prior to the start of the midget Starbowl game.  Recipients were as follows:

Thanks to all of the players, coaches, trainers, managers and other volunteers who assisted with preparing the teams.  Thanks as well to Wayne McMurchy and the volunteers with Langley Minor Football for being such gracious hosts and providing the facility for the games.  Special thanks to Shane Thompson for the tremendous amount of work and effort put into coordinating an outstanding Starbowl again this year.

Photos: Media 2014


2013 Starbowl

VMFL Bantam and Integrated Midget Selections

The Vancouver Mainland Football League (VMFL) and Valley Community Football League’s (VCFL) annual showcase of the best of BC gridiron talent, at the bantam and midget levels, kept an enthusiastic crowd at the edge of their seats at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford, on Saturday April 20.
2013-04-20-99aThe first game of the day featured two VCFL integrated Junior Bantam teams battling for Valley bragging rights. An undersized, but definitely not undermanned, Team Blue eventually prevailed 32 – 6, over their Team Red counterparts.

This set the stage for a very competitive game between Bantam teams representing the VCFL and VMFL. The first half was a battle of defenses, with neither team able to assert themselves on offense, resulting in a 0 – 0 half-time score.

The VMFL offense put together some sustained drives in the third period, but a resolute VCFL defense managed to keep them at bay. The deadlock was finally broken in the fourth period, with VMFL scores on 35 yard and 29 yard field goals. The VMFL was forced to concede a safety with less than two minutes left in the game, but managed to withstand some final VCFL offensive assaults for a final 6 – 2 victory.

Players of the game for the VMFL were #9 Lucas Kirk (offense) and #57 Andrew Neufeld (defense), while #36 Tyrel Ogloff (offense) and # 32 Won Jae Boo (defense) were recognized from the VCFL squad.

Before the two integrated midget teams took the field for their matchup, a number of players were recognized for their performance during the 2012 season:

Defensive Lineman – Dusean Leblanc, Cowichan
Offensive Lineman – Damir Alihodzic, Coquitlam
Defensive Player – Peter Kilberg, White Rock
Offensive Player – Seye Akinsanmi, North Surrey
M.V.P. – Kalen McMurchy, Langley

2013-04-20-98aOnce play was underway, it was clear to the appreciative audience on-hand, that the drama and tension of the Bantam tilt wold be carried over to the Midget game. Team 2 (the Shockers) struck first, with a quarterback scamper into the end zone. Neither of the evenly-matched squads were able to establish dominance, but Team 1 was able to force a safety to add their first two points to the board.

A failed 34 yard field good attempt by Team 2 left the half time score at Team 2 – 7 and Team 1 – 2. Once play resumed, a failed 34 yard field goal attempt by Team 2 resulted in a rouge (1 point) and a score of 8 – 2. With just under four minutes left in the game, a tackle-breaking run brought the crowd to its feet and added 6 points to the board for Team 1. With the extra point, Team 1 took its first lead of the game, with a score of 9 – 8.

However, Team 2 would not be denied and scored a 20 yard field goal, with 26 seconds left on the clock, and held on for a final 11 – 9 victory. Players of the game for Team 1 were #5 Damion Dorn (offense) and #55 Brock Gowanlock (defense), while #7 Dylan Tucker (offense) and #44 Brock Loewen earned honours for Team 2.