A quick recap of the three games in the BC Conference in Week 2 of the CJFL season.
Okanagan Sun 20
Langley Rams 7
Saturday afternoon featured a rematch of the 2021 BC Conference Cullen Cup championship game in which the Langley Rams won. Fast-forward to this past weekend and the Okanagan Sun got a slight measure of revenge with the 13-point victory in Langley.
Quarterback Dominic Britton led the Sun with 16 completions for 261 yards and threw a touchdown pass to Mike O’Shea, his first major of the season. Britton also accounted for the other Sun touchdown using his feet to scamper into the endzone. In all, he found six different receivers.
On the defensive side the Sun didn’t give up much led by Peyton Ryder’s game high seven solo tackles, while Tyler Turner and Garrett Cape each recorded five.
The Rams only score on Saturday was a 42-yard touchdown strike from quarterback Tristen Secord-Yanciw to Alex France. The Rams’ pivot made 10 completions for 153 yards with Beckham Dickie hauling in a team high three passes for 63 of those yards.
One of the bright spots on the Rams defence was Cade Manuel South who had two sacks and a pair of tackles.
Next week the Sun (2-0) will have a bye week while the Rams (0-2) will face the Valley Huskers (1-1) on the road.
Westshore Rebels 38
Valley Huskers 17
The Westshore Rebels looked good for the second straight week and scored 18 points in the final frame to collect their second victory on the season.
The reigning Offensive Player of the Week, quarterback Te Jessie was strong again throwing two touchdown passes and running for another. He completed 18 passes for 277 yards and found Kierran Poissant and Eli Nelms-Horton for majors. Poissant had an even 100 yards on five catches to lead the game.
Special teams was also a factor as Gerren Hardisty galloped 96 yards on a kick-off return for a touchdown.
Defensively the Rebels forced four turnovers including inceptions from Tanner Hayward and De’von Young. Enoch Angbony jumped on fumble and Cordell Holder led the team with five tackles.
Down 20-3 at halftime the Huskers exploded out of the break and scored 14 points in the third quarter to bring the game to within three but were held right there.
Christopher Rolack II returned a punt in the third quarter 69 yards for a touchdown and Tyran Duval ran into the endzone on a short yardage situation for another score. Speaking of running Reece Wyke was outstanding and was the major weapon for the Huskers carrying the rock 17 times for a game high 121 yards behind his offensive line.
Another big play for the visitors was a 70-yard fumble recovery return by Shane Claridge to give the Huskers terrific field position. He also added four tackles while Andy Ofusuhene had a game high seven tackles.
Next weekend the Rebels (2-0) will host their island rivals the VI Raiders (1-1) while the Huskers (1-1) welcome the Langley Rams (0-2).
VI Raiders 14
Kamloops Broncos 7
It was a contest that saw the defences prevail in Kamloops at Hillside Stadium.
The Raiders picked up their first win as quarterback Ben Chomolok ran for a touchdown and threw for another finding Andre Gordon for a score. He finished with 16 completions for 144 yards and spread the ball around to nine different receivers.
On the other side of the field Broncos’ quarterback Reid Vankoughnett accounted for the only score by the home side. Like Chomolok he ran in a touchdown in the first quarter.
The Broncos’ defence was led by Maurice Onyeamenu and his game high 10 solo tackles. Both Jack Bellefontaine and Logan Ritchie each picked off a pass for the only turnovers.
This coming weekend the Raiders (1-1) will visit the Westshore Rebels (2-0) and the Broncos (0-1) become the first CJFL team to visit the Prince George Kodiaks (0-1).
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