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BC Conference Week 8 Summary

By Ryan Watters, 09/18/23, 8:45AM PDT


The Rebels, Sun and Rams each with lopsided wins

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Three lopsided wins on Saturday highlighted Week 8 in the BC Conference.

Westshore Rebels 95
VI Raiders 14

The hometown Rebels came out flying in the first quarter scoring 23 points en route to the victory. 

Offensively quarterback Te Jessie amassed 358 yards on 15 completions and threw six touchdown passes.  He connected with Kieran Poissant for three of them and found CJ Vincent, Cairo Berry and Tristan Remus-Arevalo for singles.   

Speaking of Berry, he, and teammate Chris McLarty each returned a punt for a touchdown in the ballgame. 

The ground game chewed up 247 yards led by Gerren Hardisty who scampered for 123 yards on eight carries and had a touchdown.  Malik Gagne-Smith, Manny Mansaray and Ryan Vincent also had majors on the ground. 

Defensively they held the Raiders to 67 net yards of total offence.  

The Raiders two touchdowns both came in the second quarter.  Arguably the highlight of their game came from a 76-yard pick-six by Kaya Saunders.  Their only other score was a Ben Chomolok touchdown pass to Ruben Bonsu. 

Next week the Rebels (7-0) will visit the Kamloops Broncos (0-6) while the Raiders (0-7) head home to welcome the Langley Rams (4-2).

Okanagan Sun 66
Kamloops Broncos 7

The Kamloops Broncos scored on their first drive on Saturday night but were then shutout by the Okanagan Sun the rest of the way and fell 66-7.

Offensively on the ground the Sun churned up 261 yards and scored five touchdowns.  Tristen Peddle had two of them, while Aidan Wieberg, Kyle Dennis and Adam Rocha each had one.   Rocha also threw for a pair of touchdowns and Hunter Norman threw another.  Receiver Sam Melanson caught two of those touchdown passes and Ethan Marshall caught the other one. 

On the defensive side Philip Palmarin turned in a sparkling game.  He blocked three kicks, had a sack, had two fumble recoveries, an interception and a tackle. 

The lone Bronco touchdown came on their opening drive when Josh Chairison found Colton Meikle for the major. 

Next weekend the Sun (5-1) will enjoy the bye week and the Broncos (0-6) host the top ranked Westshore Rebels (7-0).

Langley Rams 39
Prince George Kodiaks 17

The Kodiaks had a difficult time keeping up with the Jones’ this past weekend as the Rams went into Prince George and took down the Kodiaks winning both games in the home-and-home.

Offensively the Rams saw quarterback Trey Jones complete 18 passes for 239 yards and threw a pair of touchdowns to Isaiah Edwards.  Running back Bruce Jones also scored twice on 12 carries.  Receiver Terrel Jones hauled in four passes for 49 yards. 

The defence also got into the endzone when Drew Lirag recovered a loose ball and returned it 46 yards for a touchdown.  Kinneth Balucos had a solid game with two interceptions and a fumble recovery. 

Over on the Kodiaks side, quarterback Kayle Cowley threw two touchdown passes finding Jerome Erickson and Kaden Wagner. 

Their defence was led by Aidan Simpson and Jason Kragt who each had eight tackles, with Simpson adding an interception and a knockdown.

Next weekend the Rams (4-2) stay on the road and visit the VI Raiders (0-7) and the Kodiaks (2-4) welcome the Valley Huskers (4-2).