BCFC Week 3 Summary

It was a week of the road warriors in BCFC as all three road teams recorded a victory; the Rams, Sun and Huskers.

The Game of the Week was in Nanaimo as a rematch of the 2012 Cullen Cup championship.   The Langley Rams would score a 36-28 victory over the hometown VI Raiders, snapping the Raiders 38 game regular season unbeaten streak.

The visiting Rams would compile 432 yards offensively led by quarterback Jahlani Gilbert-Knorren, who had a career game.  He would finish 16 of 25 for 274 yards and throw two touchdowns.  He would also use his legs, rushing 13 times for 65 yards and scored three majors.  His efforts would name him the McKinnon Career Coaching Player of the Game.

Receiver Malcolm Williams also had a terrific game, hauling in seven passes for 149 yards and a touchdown.  Dan English made three catches for 48 yards and had a major.

On the ground the Rams had just three rushers.  When Gilbert-Knorren wasn’t running himself, he would hand the rock to Kyle Albertini who would scamper 14 times for 70 yards, while Nathan Lund rushed three times for 28 yards.

The Rams defence would force four Raiders turnovers and tally two sacks.  Tanner Hamade, Nick Stoyeff and Joe Lester each had an interception while Stoyeff also picked up a fumble.  Both Arie Nakagawa and Nate DeRappard-Scott recorded sacks, while Ben Sharpe tallied seven tackles.

The Rams (3-0) will stay on the road and visit Westshore to face the Rebels (0-3) on Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm.

The VI Raiders actually outgained the Rams in total offense compiling 495 yards.  Two quarterbacks would combine for 414 yards as Jaeden Marwick finished eight of 13 for 181 yards, while Jamie Ybarra was 11 of 20 for 233 yards and threw two touchdowns.

Marwick would connect with Dylan Schrot for a 104 yard pass, setting a new Raiders team record for the longest pass reception in team history. It’s also the third longest in BCFC history.  He would ultimately make four catches for 130 yards.

Whitman Tomuziak would catch a game high 11 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns.  His 11 catches is a new Raiders record for most pass receptions in a game, as well he becomes the first Raider to have over 200 pass receiving yards.  His 225 yards is also a new team record.

On the ground the Raiders were led by Michael Ritchott who carried 11 times for 63 yards.  Andrew Deleon also gained 63 yards, but on just one carry.

Defensively the Raiders would force two turnovers as Daniel Dubinski picked off a pass and Owen Redlick jumped on a fumble.  Jordan Kuziek and Cole Sampson would lead the club with four tackles each.

The Raiders (1-2) will stay at home to face the Valley Huskers (1-1-1) on Saturday afternoon at 4:00pm.


The Okanagan Sun recorded their first road win after a 37-26 in Westshore over the Rebels.

The Sun would throw for 225 yards using two quarterbacks.  Theo Deezer finished eight of 11 for 133 yards and threw one touchdown.  Cam Bedore was five of nine for 92 yards and threw two majors.

Just four receivers caught passes, led by veteran Tommy Howes. He would make a game high seven passes for 147 yards and hauled in two touchdowns.  Jesse Kennall caught a touchdown pass, while Deion Bain made his first three receptions of the year.

The Sun would pound the rock on the ground as Dillon Fortune carried 18 times for 124 yards and scored a major.  Bedore ran four times for 23 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively the Sun would make two interceptions as Robbie Yochim and Brennan Van Nistlerooy picked off passes.  Zac Ironstand recorded the only sack while Jonas Gering had three tackles and four assists.

The Sun (2-1) will stay on the road in Week 4 and visit the Kamloops Broncos (0-3).

The Westshore Rebels fall to 0-3 this season, but would have their best game offensively of the season, compiling 354 yards of total offense.

Quarterback Hunter Lake was named the McKinnon Career Coaching Player of the Game.  He would complete 19 of 31 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns.  He would also rush 11 times for 91 yards.

Lake would find seven different receivers, including Josh Beauchamp who would make five catches for 79 yards.  Eric Eggleston hauled in four balls for 60 yards and caught two touchdown passes.

The Rebels would score two touchdowns on the ground as Emanuel Juma and Sean Shepherd would score majors.

Chris Pastro would once again led the Rebels with five tackles and fumble recovery.  Tanner Rodinsky had the lone sack, while Chris Briggs also recovered a fumble.

The Rebels (0-3) will host the undefeated Langley Rams (3-0) on Saturday afternoon at 4:00pm.


The Valley Huskers would snap an 18 game road winless streak with a 33-30 over the Kamloops Broncos on Saturday in a penalty filled game.

The visiting Huskers would tally just 222 yards of total offense led by quarterback Cody Parray.  He would finish 13 of 26 for 167 yards and throw two touchdowns, both caught by Dylan Boykowich.    The second year receiver would make five catches for 100 yards.    Josh Hayden hauled in two passes for 38 yards.

On the ground the Huskers Ty Derayos carry 14 times for 50 yards and score a touchdown.

Huskers’ kicker Dan Erickson had a tremendous game, hitting field goals from 24, 37 and 45 yards out.  He would also make four kick offs, grossing 178 yards and set a new Huskers record for best punting average in a game with 50.8 yards per kick.  Erickson would be named the McKinnon Career Coaching Player of the Game.

Defensively the Huskers were led by Brody Slagman who made six tackles and three special teams tackles plus forced a fumble, while Branden Vickers made five tackles.  Leiland Kolodzinski compiled the only Husker sack.

The Huskers (2-0-1) will make their first trip to the Island this season and will play the VI Raiders (1-2) on Saturday afternoon.

The Kamloops Broncos would outgain the Huskers 435-222 of total offense on Saturday but would fall short on the scoreboard.

Connor Whitelaw would have his best game finishing 16 of 39 for 262 yards and threw three touchdown passes.  He would find five different receivers including Devin Csincsa who caught a game high six passes for 76 yards and a touchdown.  Sean Poeppel and Derek Yachison also caught touchdown passes.

Jacob Palmarin would rush 10 times for 74 yards to lead the club while Sheldon Brown carried three times and would score a major.

The Broncos “D” were led by Braden McCarthy and his five tackles.  Grady Chalmers recorded three tackles and the only sack.

The Broncos (0-3) will stay at home and host the Okanagan Sun (2-1) as the two Interior teams battle for the first of three meetings in 2013.

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