The Royal City Hyacks community football program put forward a spirited year this season.
The atom Black Hyacks lost a recent disappointing 26-18 semifinal to the eventual league champion Coquitlam Lions.
Running back Jordan Freeland scored a pair of touchdowns for the eight-and nine-year-olds and led the team in rushing this season.
Jude Buchanan also scored, while linemen Darius Wong and Krishan Prasad had solid games on both sides of the ball.
However, the Hyacks cheerleading squad won the spirit award at Vancouver Mainland Football League's annual cheering competition in Surrey.
The Hyacks cheer squad, with members as young as six, helped the program double its on-field winning percentage this season.
Community football registration is also up by 50 per cent, making the Hyacks one of the largest youth sports clubs in the city.
The Hyacks were also amongst the winningest with three of its four tackle football teams qualifying for league playoffs.
The club will hold its annual awards night for its flag, atom, cheer and peewee players at the Pearson gym at NWSS on Dec. 5.
The junior bantam community squad will be honoured at the Hyacks' high school football dinner at Queensborough's Roma Hall on Dec. 7.