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Five Year Salute

02/10/2019, 9:15pm PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Keith Zyla of the Okanagan Sun

Photo courtesy of Jason Harding

Keith Zyla’s junior football career came to a close following the 2018 season after spending all five years of eligibility with the Okanagan Sun.

During his five seasons Zyla played multiple positions on both sides of the ball showing off his versatility. When we first joined the Sun Zyla was used sparingly and didn’t get a real opportunity to play until the 2016 season where he and Foster Martens shared the quarterback position.  Zyla finished the season completing 46% of his passes for 724 yards and threw six touchdowns passes.  He also rushed 31 times for 235 yards and scored four majors.

In his final season (2018) the veteran was all over the field.  As a quarterback he completed 43% of his passes for 285 yards and threw two touchdowns.  As a receiver he caught 14 balls for 90 yards a touchdown.  As a running back he carried the ball five times for minimal gains and even ran back four punts for 13 yards.

On the defensive side he played both defensive back and safety but only made one tackle.

He served all five seasons of CJFL eligibility in Kelowna with the Sun and the CJFL salutes Keith Zyla for his five years of service and wishes him the best of luck in the next chapter of life.

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