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A quick rewind of Week 11 in the BC Conference
Valley Huskers 28
Westshore Rebels 10
In a playoff preview the Valley Huskers scored all 28 points in the second half to down the visiting Westshore Rebels.
Huskers quarterback Josh Janssen completed 19 passes to eight different receivers for 274 yards and three touchdowns in the victory. Luc Rodrigues, Reece Wyke and David Coronado each hauled in touchdown passes. Wyke meanwhile gained 102 yards on 18 carries.
The defence also got in on the scoring when All-Star James Moar picked up a fumble and returned it 30 yards for a major. Christopher Rolack recorded a game high nine tackles and Shane Claridge and Samuel Henneberry each intercepted a pass.
The lone Rebels touchdown was a 17-yard strike from quarterback Te Jessie to Mike Oliva. Jessie completed 17 passes for 166 yards in the setback.
On Thanksgiving Sunday both teams will wrap up the regular season when the Huskers (6-3) host the Kamloops Broncos (4-5) and the Rebels (6-3) will welcome the VI Raiders (1-8). If the Rebels win, they will clinch a home playoff date, if they lose and the Huskers win, the Huskers will have their first ever home playoff game.
Langley Rames 29
Prince George Kodiaks 16
The Rams locked down the final playoff spot in the BC Conference with the victory over the Kodiaks on Saturday. They scored 22 of those 29 points in the first half on route to their fifth win of the year.
On the ground they would chew up 250 yards led by Caleb Wheeler who rushed 11 times for 98 yards and a touchdown. Derek Best also scored on the ground. Quarterback Hunter Norman threw his first touchdown pass in his first CJFL game hitting Ryan Goeson. In all he completed 11 passes for 193 yards.
Both Kodiaks touchdowns came in the second half. Arguably the most exciting play of the game came from punt returner and All-Star Keon Raymond Jr. when he returned a kick 63 yards for a touchdown. Their only other major was a one-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Liam Oczkowski to Tyler Nyberg.
The Rams (5-5) finish the regular season in the fourth spot and will prepare for a semi-final date with the Okanagan Sun (9-0) on October 15th, while the Kodiaks (1-8) will host the Sun on Saturday night to end the regular season.
Okanagan Sun 41
Kamloops Broncos 24
Trailing 24-21 heading into the fourth quarter and their undefeated record on the line the Sun exploded for 20 unanswered points on route to their ninth win of the season.
Quarterback Dominic Britton completed 20 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns including two in the final frame. He hit Blaise Beauchemin for a pair of majors and Mike O’Shea and Ferrell Yakam-Kenfack for the others. All-Star running back Jevon Garwood carried the ball 17 times for 88 yards and added a touchdown.
Defensively the Sun held the Broncos running attack to just 22 yards and Romario Reid led the way with two quarterback sacks. He was named a BC Conference All-Star last week.
Despite just 22 yards on the ground the Broncos played a solid game. Their defence was outstanding for the first three quarters but didn’t have the horses to keep the Sun down for the entire game. Their defence was highlighted by a 43-yard pick six from Scott Poelzer. All-Star Keegan Curtis also intercepted a pass.
Quarterback Reid Vankoughnett threw for 228 yards on 18 completions and found Evan Guizzo and All-Star Colton Meikle for touchdowns.
This coming week the Sun (9-0) will head to Prince George to face the Kodiaks (1-8) to conclude the regular season. The Broncos (4-5) have been eliminated from the playoffs but will look to finish on a high note when the visit the Valley Huskers (6-3).