BCFC Week 7: Raiders defense impressive & Broncos get first win

Week 7 in the BCFC saw two blowouts and a team recording their win of the season, as the Raiders, Rams and Broncos secured victory.

The Game of the Week was in Nanaimo as the first place Okanagan Sun travelled to the Island to face the Vancouver Island Raiders.  It would be the hometown Raiders who would dominate recording their fourth win of the season with a 45-17 victory.

The Raiders would use the run game to perfection as eight different ball carriers.   Ashton Galloway rushed seven times for 61 yards and a major while receiver Whitman Tomusiak took both handoffs he got to the end zone gaining 34 yards.

Quarterback Jamie Ybarra was named the McKinnon Career Coaching Player of the Year finishing nine of 15 for 146 yards and threw a 53 yard touchdown pass to Dylan Schrot.  Ybarra would also rush seven times for 60 yards and a touchdown.   He would find Tomusiak three times for 40 yards.

The Raiders “D” was terrific, forcing four turnovers.  Cole Bishop intercepted two passes, while Jaxxen Wylie record one and Andrew Rowe tallied an 88 yard pick six.  Dylan Chapdelaine led the club with seven solo tackles, while Ash Gayat had two sacks.

The Raiders (4-2) will host the Langley Rams (5-1) on Saturday at 2:00pm at Caledonia Park.

The Okanagan Sun offense would struggle against the Raiders D, tallying just 52 yards in the first half and 258 for the game.

Quarterback Theo Deezar would find eight different receivers finishing 17 of 33 for 200 yards and threw an eight yard touchdown pass to Dillon Fortune.  Kyle Patchell would lead the club with a game high five catches for 78 yards.  Deion Bain hauled in four passes for 52 yards.

Alex Bradley would lead the Sun on the ground with nine carries for 54 yards.

Defensively the Sun would force four turnovers as Landon King picked up two fumbles and Matt McConnel intercepted a pass.  Daniel Ruddy picked up a fumble and returned it seven yards for a score.  Jonas Gering would lead the club with six solo tackles while Brennan Van Nistlerooy recorded the lone sack.

The Sun (4-2) will play their second straight on the road when the face the Valley Huskers (2-3-1) on Saturday afternoon at Townsend Park.


The Langley Rams would take sole possession of first place with their third consecutive blowout of the Westshore Rebels, beating them 49-17.

The Rams would keep the ball on the ground for the most part of the afternoon racking up 352 yards.  The McKinnon Career Coaching Player of the Game Kyle Albertini would lead the club carrying a Conference high 22 times for 215 yards and two touchdowns.  Nathan Lund would also have success on 12 carries he would gather 122 yards and a score.

Quarterback Jahlani Gilbert-Knorren would complete nine of 16 for 162 yards and threw two touchdown passes.  Both Dan English and Malcolm Williams would each catch a touchdown pass.  Williams hauled in four passes for 72 yards, while English caught three balls for 38 yards.  Jacob Carvery made four receptions for 60 yards.

The Rams defense would hold the Rebels at bay allowing just three yards of rushing and 238 yards total.  They would force four turnovers as Jeff Parras and Jacob Patko each had interceptions and Evan Foster and Joe Patko jumped on fumbles.  Foster also recorded one and a half sacks making him the Rams new all-time sacks leader with 18.5 over his Rams career.  The sack also gives him 21 on his career, now tied for third on the BCFC’s all-time list.

The Rams (5-1) will travel to Nanaimo for the second time this year to face the VI Raiders (4-2) on Saturday afternoon.

The Westshore Rebels have lost five games this year, three of which against the Rams.  They would struggle offensively with 238 total yards.

Quarterback Hunter Lake finished 14 of 27 for 242 yards and threw two touchdown passes.  His favourite target was Eric Eggleston who caught five balls for 105 yards and a major, while Sean Shepherd hauled in five passes for 95 yards and a score.

The Rebels “D” would collect four turnovers as Suhail Mathew, Joey Cavilla and Griffin Dear intercepted passes while Kent Cross recovered a fumble.  Chris Pastro led the club with six solo tackles, while Cross and Tanner Rodnsky each collected a sack.

The Rebels (1-5) will travel to Kamloops for a date with the Broncos (1-4-1).

Photo courtesy of Gord Goble


In Chilliwack the Kamloops Broncos recorded their first win of the season, a 25-20 victory over the hometown Huskers.

The Broncos would tally a season high 432 offensive yards as quarterback Steve Schuweiler easily had his best game of the year completing 21 of 31 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns. He would also rush seven times for 30 yards and would be named the McKinnon Career Coaching Player of the Game.

Receiver Cory Rollings was terrific with a game high seven catches for 132 yards. Devin Csincsa hauled in six passes for 66 yards and Derek Yachison caught five passes for 63 yards and both touchdowns.

On the ground Jesse Neufeld would take just one handoff 32 yards all the way to the house.

The Broncos defense played a solid game led by Braden McCarthy and his six solo tackles, while Chris Rosa chipped in with five. Dane Douglas picked off two passes and Steve Liss recorded the lone sack.

The Broncos (1-4-1) will host the Westshore Rebels (1-5) on Saturday night.

The Valley Huskers drop to 2-3-1 on the year following the loss.

Quarterback Cody Parray would finish 14 of 30 for 178 yards and threw a touchdown pass.  His favourite target was Blake Draper who caught five passes for 57 yards and the lone major.  Cody Vinnish made three catches for a team high 69 yards.  Parray would also rush three times and score a touchdown.
Ty Derayos would lead the club with seven rushes for 26 yards

Defensively the Brody Slagman would lead the Huskers while five solo tackles, an assist, two sacks and recovered a fumble, returning it 50 yards for a touchdown.   Jerry Sidhu recorded six solo tackles while Kris Bush picked off a pass

The Huskers would now host the Okanagan Sun (4-2) on Saturday afternoon at Townsend Park.

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