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  • CJFL Pick 6s of 2016

  • 06/09/2017, 1:15pm PDT , By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)
  • Relive the interceptions returned for touchdowns from 2016
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  • Three More Camps

  • 05/26/2017, 1:45pm PDT , By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)
  • The Sun, Grizzlies and Raiders will host a camp this weekend
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Recent Okanagan Sun News

CJFL Sack Masters: Cory McCoy

06/21/2017, 3:15pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Okanagan Sun third year defensive lineman

Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography

The Okanagan Sun have had a long list of ferocious pass rushers over the years.  Greg Hewko, Jermaine Haley, Steven Doege, Jonas Gering just to name a few.

In 2017 the Sun are hoping Cory McCoy can add his name to this decorated list.  The Kelowna native enters this third CJFL season coming off a terrific sophomore campaign that saw him collect six sacks.  Four of those sacks were incredibly in one game against the VI Raiders on September 24th.

As a rookie in 2015 McCoy was used sparingly on the defensive line playing behind Gering, Lucas Machado and Connor Novak.  That said he made an impression throughout that regular season that the coaching staff kept him on the playoff roster as well as the Canadian Bowl roster and he gained outstanding experience.

Last year McCoy immediately used that knowledge and made his presence felt and collected a pair of sacks in his first game of the season.  He was consistently in the backfield of the opposition putting pressure on the opposing offences.  Then everything aligned in that game against the Raiders on the 24th coming up just one sack shy of tying a CJFL single game record.

In the BC Conference final last year McCoy didn’t record a sack, but did lead the Sun with eight tackles.

Sun head coach Ben McCauley says, “Cory has excellent speed and the ability to finish. He has been waiting for his turn behind some impressive pass-rushers. He's next in line in the Rutland high school pass-rush dynasty (Doege, Gering, now McCoy).”

McCoy and the Sun open the CJFL season on July 29th at home in a rematch of last year’s BC Conference Cullen Cup championship game with the Westshore Rebels.

CJFL Pick 6s of 2016

06/09/2017, 1:15pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Relive the interceptions returned for touchdowns from 2016

Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography

Dictionary.com describes theft as “the act of stealing; the wrongful taking and carrying away of the personal goods or property of another.”

In 2016 a number of CJFL defensive players would be accused of ‘theft’ on the football field carrying away the property of the quarterback all the back to the house!

Relive the 2016 “pick 6s”…something quarterbacks are trying to forget!

Three More Camps

05/26/2017, 1:45pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The Sun, Grizzlies and Raiders will host a camp this weekend

Three CJFL teams will hold a camp this weekend in an effort to see their new crop of players.

In the BC Conference the Okanagan Sun are expecting to see 90-100 players at their Spring Camp in Kelowna under sunny skies.  

Head Coach Ben Macauley enters his second season at the helm and has a strong contingent of returning players.  These returners are hungry after the Sun lost in the Conference final a year ago.  “Spring camp is a chance for players to try us out as much as it is for us to try them out,” says Macauley. “We want guys to be able to use spring camp to visualize themselves being in Kelowna for the next few years. We also allow time for guys to get around and check out the lake and some of the city.”

According to Macauley this Spring Camp isn’t just for new and hopeful players, but veterans as well. “We want to see the progress our veterans have made in the off-season. Especially those guys who are out of town.”

As usual the Sun will have a number of special guest coaches to assist the coaching staff including freshly retired Nate Coehoom of the Edmonton Eskimos, James Green and Justin Belway.

Over in the Ontario Conference both the Niagara Regional Raiders and GTA Grizzlies are hosting their ID Camps to try and pinpoint possible invitees for their main camps.