The Sun, Broncos and Raiders win in Week 9

After a barn burner and two blowouts, Week 9 is in the books as the Okanagan Sun, VI Raiders and Kamloops Broncos each claimed victory.


Despite being beat in almost all offensive categories the VI Raiders went into Langley and beat the Rams 24-18, sweeping the seasonal series.

Raiders quarterback Liam O’Brien was sacked another eight times, as he completed just nine passes for 255 yards and threw a touchdown to Arthur Fabbaro.  O’Brien used his legs 11 times and scored two majors gaining 57 yards.  Fabbro and Dustin Rodriguez each caught four passes, Fabbro for 124 yards and Rodriguez for 119.

Defensively the Raiders held the Rams to just eight points after halftime.  Both Cole Virtanen and Alex Eberling intercepted passes while Nigel Henry, Max Baldam and Adam McDonald made five tackles.

Following the win the Raiders (6-3) clinch second place and will host a BCFC semi-final game.  They will play in Valley on Saturday afternoon against the Huskers (0-9).

The Langley Rams seemingly did everything right on Saturday night, but couldn’t score against the Raiders.  Gaining 426 total yards offensively compared to the Raiders 297, the passing attack was solid with the exception of a pair of interceptions.

Quarterback Dylan Tucker was 22 of 36 for 309 yards and threw a touchdown pass to Bobby Pospischil.  Khalik Johnson caught a game night eight passes for 102 yards.

The “D” recorded eight sacks led by Nick Westad who collected three.  Alex Agnoletto tallied a pair and Brock Gowanlock collected 1.5 sacks and five tackles.  Agnoletto and Shane Garza led the club with six stop each.  Nathan Carrol intercepted a pass for the lone turnover.

This match-up may have been a playoff preview.  The Rams (5-4) need a victory in Westshore on Saturday afternoon against the Rebels (2-7) to clinch the third spot.

SUN 51 – REBELS 10

The Okanagan Sun continued to role on Saturday afternoon blasting the Westshore Rebels 51-10 on the strength of five touchdown passes from quarterback Cam Bedore in the first quarter.  He hooked up with Kyle Kawamoto and Thomas Huber twice and Pierre Luc-Lord to jump in front of the Rebels.

Bedore finished nine of 11 for 233 yards and those five touchdown passes.  Josiah Joseph completed eight of 12 for 90 yards and threw a major to Shai Ross.  Nine different receivers were used and Jesse Falconer made his first BCFC reception.

In all, the Sun tallied 415 yards through the air and 561 overall.

The Sun defence again held a team under 100 yards rushing as the Rebels gained just 33.  Jonas Gering and Keagan Hughes both had sacks and Kent Lawrence recovered a fumble.   Isaiah Stewart finished with a team high four stops.

On Saturday night the Sun (9-0) will visit Kamloops to play the Broncos (5-4) at Hillside Stadium in the BCFC regular season finale.

The Westshore Rebels didn’t muster much against the powerful defence.  Quarterback Tayln Davies was 18 of 30 for 225 yards and threw a touchdown pass to Eric Williams.  His top target was Hunter Lake who caught nine passes for 79 yards.

The only other points scored came from a 26 yard field goal from Bryce Couture.

On the defensive side, Jordan Bosse picked off two passes.  Patricio Vega, Jordan Goertzen and Peter Allen each had a sack and Bryce Mosley led the club with four tackles.

The Rebels (2-7) will host the Langley Rams (5-4) in their season finale on Saturday afternoon.


The Kamloops Broncos offence was at it again on Saturday night, beating the valley Huskers 58-15.

Running back Jacob Palmarin becomes the first rusher to hit the 1,000 yard plateau since 2012 after he gained 174 yards and 12 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns.  He hit 1,000 yards on a run in the third quarter.

Quarterback Stephen Schuweiler finished 21 of 28 for 360 yards and three touchdowns.  Devin Csincsa had another big game and hit the 1,000 yard plateau with six catches and 137 yards on Saturday.   Csincsa along with Brody Bernier and Colin Mather hauled in the other two touchdowns.

The Broncos “D” also got in on the scoring.  Braden Vankoughnett recorded an 18 yard pick six, while Lucas Hofer jumped on a loose ball in the end zone.    Defensive back Derek Trager had a blocked kick and recovered a fumble.

Saturday night the Broncos (5-4) will conclude their regular season and host the Okanagan Sun (9-0) at 7:00pm.

The Valley Huskers are banged up on all sides of the ball.

Quarterback Noah Falconer was able to led his club with 22 completions for 279 yards and threw a pair of touchdown passes, one to Kaanon Felix and the other to Spencer Yeats.  Cody Vinish had six catches for a team high 113 yards.

The Husker “D” was led by a pair of sacks from Raphael Olivaries.  Jesse Smith and Kam Taylor also had sacks.  Both Conner Smith and Vinish recovered fumbles.

On Saturday afternoon the Huskers (0-9) will conclude their regular season when they host the VI Raiders (6-3) at 2:00pm.



The Colts and Rifles claim a W in Week 7

Week 7 in the PFC saw a pair of games as the Calgary Colts and Winnipeg Rifles won on their home turf.


The Colts used a balanced attack to win their fourth of the campaign 37-17 over the Edmonton Huskies.

Quarterback John Kiesman was 16 of 23 for 241 yards and threw a pair of touchdown strikes.  Eight different receivers caught passes, let by Xavier Ramsay’s five catches and 86 yards.  Both Dangelo Knox and Kyle Brick hauled in the touchdown passes.  Kisman rushed eight times for 76 yards and a scored a touchdown.

Ramsay also led the ground game, rushing eight times for 110 yards and a score.  In all the ground game rushed for 260 yards while the air attack tallied 252 yards.

Defensively the Colts clammed down on the Huskies, allowing just six points in the second half.  Colton Burr had his best game of the season making seven tackles and two knockdowns.  Alex Ogbongbemiga was also busy with five stops and two assisted tackles.

The Colts (4-2) will host the Regina Thunder (4-2) on Sunday at 1:00pm with playoff positioning on the line.

After the loss and a Rifles win the Edmonton Huskies find themselves on the outside looking in on the 2015 post season.  Quarterback Bradley Launhardt finished 17 of 34 against the Colts for 239 yards.

He found six different receivers as Yannick L’Abbe, Brennan McNeil and Jimmie Airey each caught four passes.

On the ground Airey rushed a game high 23 times for 160 yards and a touchdown.

Kicker Cole Sabourin continues to the lead the PFC, connecting on three more field goals including a 37 yarder.

Defensively the Huskies saw another great game by Brandon Mellen who made five stops  Hayward Beasley collected the only sack of the game and Jacob Battenfelder recovered a fumble.

The Huskies (1-5) need a win on Saturday to stay alive and will host the Winnipeg Rifles (2-4) at noon.


Speaking of the Rifles, they recorded their second win of the season beating the Edmonton Wildcats 35-32 despite a serge by the visitors who scored 15 points in the final 5:30 to bring the game close.

Rifles running back Michael Ritchott was outstanding rushing 17 times for 175 yards and scored a touchdown.  Odun Ogidan also ran for a major.

Quarterback Jonathan Remple completed nine of 15 passes for 132 yards and threw a pair of touchdowns finding Ian Lee and Alexander Tachinski from 34 yards out.

The Rifles “D” was led by defensive back Michael Penner and his six tackles and a knockdown.  They forced four turnovers as Temmy Okadele, Andrew Ricard and David Rhodes each picked off a pass while Timothy Demidiuk recovered a fumble.

Saturday the Rifles (2-4) will be in Edmonton to face the Huskies (1-5) at noon.

The Edmonton Wildcats have now lost five straight but made Sunday’s game in Winnipeg exciting with 18 points in the second half, 15 of which in the final 5:30 minutes.

Quarterback Jordan Olson was 19 of 43 for 359 yards, threw a pair of touchdowns. He also ran for a major on seven carries.  Both Ronnie Oling and Ryan Smith caught touchdowns, Smith leading the way with four catches and 93 yards.

Defensively the Cats were led by Tafara Newutambwe and his six tackles, a knockdown and an interception.  Both Armand Katamba and Bray Josue recovered fumbles and Travis Loov and Matt Zarowny tallied a sack.

This coming Sunday the Wildcats (1-5) have a tall task, looking to snap their losing skid at home against the Saskatoon Hilltops (6-0).  Kick-off is scheduled for 1:00pm.

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