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A Special Message To The Fans

08/25/2016, 11:30am PDT
By Sun Staff

Join the players and coaches for the Scholarship Fundraiser

Salutations Sun Fans,

We would like to personally invite you to our 8th Annual Okanagan Sun Fundraising Event. On the gridiron our organization is off to a great 2016 campaign with hopes of another undefeated regular season and opportunity to play in the National Championship on our home field at the Apple Bowl.

Off the field our mission is to enable each Sun player an opportunity to further their education and develop necessary skills that will remain with them throughout their journey of life. In partnership with JDS Energy & Mining, Scotia Bank, Moxies and the communities support we have helped more than 175 current and past players the ability to gain an education while playing football at a high level here in Kelowna.

We are asking for the communities support again to join us in continuing excellence on and off the football field by accepting this invitation to our 2016 SUNFEST Fundraising Event. The event will take place on Thursday September 15th at the Laurel Packinghouse in the heart of downtown Kelowna’s cultural district. The event will kick off at 6:00pm and run until 9:00pm. Tickets will cost $30.00 per person and includes 2 glasses of wine and appetizers supplied by Moxies Grill & Bar.

We would love for you to celebrate with us and enjoy live music, our extensive silent auction table, great food and wine all whilst supporting the Okanagan Sun as they prepare to play the defending
National Champions Saskatoon Hilltops.

Our entire organization thanks you for your continued support. SUNFEST tickets are now available and are of limited quantity. Please reach out to Les Weiss at 250-859-5603 to get yours today!

Inside The Locker Room

08/25/2016, 12:15am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Offensive lineman Quinn Horton

Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography

He`s been an excellent addition to the Sun offensive AND defensive line.

Quinn Horton was a star with Simon Fraser University on the defensive line and was drafted by the Calgary Stampeders in the most recent CFL Draft.  However the Stamps wanted Horton to flip to the offensive line.

Learning a new position at the highest level is one of the most difficult challenges for any athlete.  Horton is honing his skills on the line with the Sun this season in hopes of winning the eyes of CFL scouts.

He goes Inside The Locker Room with Ryan Watters.

Week 5 Highlights

08/23/2016, 1:15pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Some of the best plays from Week 5 against the Broncos

Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography

The Sun won their 23rd straight regular season game on Saturday night, shutting out the Kamloops Broncos 31-0.

Here are the Plays of the Week...

Beck Fullerton Named Player Of The Week

08/22/2016, 11:00pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Now VOTE Beck as the CJFL Top Perfomer of the Week

Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography

The defence was dominating on Saturday night, recording the first shutout of the season 31-0 over Kamloops.

The “D” compiled five interceptions, two by the BCFC Defensive Player of the Week, safety Beck Fullerton.  His second pick saw him spirit 72 yards to the endzone for his second pick-six of the season.  Fullerton also included a pair of tackles at the Apple Bowl.

This is the second straight week a member of the Sun defence has been named a Player of the Week after Layne Hull got the nod last week.

Fans now VOTE for Beck as the CJFL Top Performer of the Week by clicking HERE.  Polls close on Thursday at 12:00pm.

The Sun travel to Langley this Saturday night to face the Rams (4-1).  The Kick-Off Show with Ryan Watters is set for 6:30pm, with kick-off set for 7:00pm.

 

Sun Shutout Broncos

08/20/2016, 10:00pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Behind 5 sacks and 5 interceptions, the Sun defence shines

The Sun defence pitched a shutout on Saturday night, beating the Kamloops Broncos 31-0 behind five sacks and five interceptions.

It was a defensive battle in the first half, the Sun getting a seven yard touchdown run from Kasey Russell and a 13 yard field goal from Kealey Heintz and led 10-0 at the half.

The Sun offence came to life in the second half as quarterback Foster Martens found Pierre Luc Lord for an 11 yard touchdown pass and Russell scored his second major in the third quarter.

Beck Fullerton put the exclamation point on the game with a 72 yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Fullerton and Conor Richard each had two interceptions while Raquille Cespedes got his second of the season.

Broncos’ quarterback Colby Henkel was under pressure all night as Elias Rodriguez and Jonas Gering led the charge with a sack and a half each.
Martens finished the game 17 of 23 for 217 yards and threw his third touchdown of the season, and Keith Zylas was 3 of 7 for 38 yards.

In all the Sun gathered 434 yards of total offence, but committed 15 penalties.

The Sun (5-0) now hit the road for a first place showdown with the Langley Rams (4-1) on Saturday night at 7:00pm.  They don’t return home until Saturday September 17 when they make history and host the Saskatoon Hilltops.

GAME DAY!

08/20/2016, 6:00am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The Sun host the Broncos in a rematch of Week 2

Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography

Kamloops Broncos @ Okanagan Sun – Saturday August 20, 7:00pm – Apple Bowl – WATCH HERE

Tickets are available HERE

For the second time this season the Sun and Kamloops Broncos will match-up.  Back in Week 2 the Sun scored a 45-30 victory at Hillside Stadium in the pouring rain.  Today they will have to deal with the blistering heat.

The Sun are 10-0 against the Broncos at the Apple Bowl all-time, with the closest margin of victory happening in 2014 of 17 points.

Back in Week 2 the Sun gathered 375 yards of total offence in a balanced attack of 192 on the ground and 195 through the air.

Head to Head

Record: Broncos 0-4, Sun 4-0
Points For: Broncos 83 – Sun 165
Points Against: Broncos 178 – Sun 84

Passing Leaders: Colby Henkel – 62 of 107 for 734 yards, 8 touchdowns and 4 interceptions (Broncos) – Foster Martens – 37 of 58 for 505 yards, 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions (Sun)

Rushing Leaders: Colby Henkel – 20 carries for 150 yards (Broncos) – Brendan Hansen – 53 carries for 278 yards and 1 touchdown (Sun)

Receiving Leaders: Brody Bernier – 19 receptions for 246 yards and 1 touchdown (Broncos) – Lliam Wishart – 14 receptions for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns (Sun)

Field Goals: Kealey Heintz – 7-10, 70% (Sun)

Leading Tacklers: Jesse Zajaros – 20 tackles (Broncos) – Ryan Marquardt – 12 tackles (Sun)

Turnovers: Broncos – 4 interceptions, 4 fumbles lost, 3 turnover on downs (0) – Sun – 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles lost, 4 turnover on downs (+5*)

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SUNFEST Scholarship Fundraiser

08/17/2016, 4:30pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Thursday September 15, tickets available now

The 8th Annual Okanagan Sun Scholarship Fundraiser takes place Thursday September 15 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Laurel Packinghouse in the heart of Downtown Kelowna’s Cultural District.

Over 175 players have benefited from the Sun Scholarship Fund in the past seven years.  Players have been able to continue their education at Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan while playing football at a high level.

This year the Sun have called an audible and have changed the event to SUNFEST, a wine and social event with a list of amazing prizes.  

As in years past the funds raised will be placed in the Sun Scholarship fund and will be assisted by JDS Energy & Mining, Moxies Classic Grill and Scotiabank.

Advanced tickets for the 8th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser, SUNFEST are available now but calling Les Weiss at 250-859-5603

Individual tickets are just $30.00* and includes two glasses of wine and appies.

*Appropriate taxes not included

Laurel Packinghouse
1304 Ellis Street
Downtown Kelowna

 

Week 4 Highlights

08/16/2016, 11:15am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The best plays from the Week 4 victory

Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography

The best plays from the 37-19 victory over the VI Raiders last Saturday night.

The Sun are preparing for a tilt with the Kamloops Broncos this coming Saturday night at the Apple Bowl at 7:00pm.  Tickets are available HERE

Sun Down Raiders

08/13/2016, 10:00pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The Sun win their fourth straight to open the season

The Okanagan Sun collected their 22nd straight regular season win with a 37-19 victory of the VI Raiders on Saturday night.

The Raiders opened the scoring with a 32 yard field, making the Sun play from behind for the first time this season.

The Sun responded with a 75 yard drive capped off by a two yard touchdown plunge by quarterback Foster Martens.

After the Raiders responded with a long drive and touchdown of their own, the Sun took over and never looked back.  

Brendan Hansen finished a drive, started by a Layne Hull interception, with his first rushing major of the season from six yards out.  Then Martens found Lliam Wishart from nine yards out to put the Sun up by two touchdowns.  After a Raiders score, Keely Heintz booted a 35 yard field goal with 11 seconds left in the half.

There was no scoring the third quarter, but in the fourth the Sun put the game away with a pair of Heintz field goals.  The Sun special teams also got in on the scoring after Connor Richard blocked a punt, Raquille Cespedes returned it for a 15 yard touchdown.

Martens finished the game 15 of 23 for 200 yards and a touchdown, while the ground game rushed 34 times for 162 yards and had two touchdowns.

The Sun (4-0) will now host the Kamloops Broncos (0-4) next Saturday night at 7:00pm.

 

Pregame - Sun Host Raiders

08/13/2016, 6:15pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Ryan Watters and Jason Casey set up the game

Ryan Watters and Jason Casey preview Week 4 of the BCFC as the Sun host the Raiders

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  • 08/06/2016, 6:00pm PDT , By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)
  • Ryan Watters and Jason Casey set up the game at the Apple Bowl
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  • Go Okanagan

  • 07/29/2016, 6:30pm PDT , By Shaw TV
  • Head Coach Ben Macauley and running back Brendan Hansen
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  • GAME DAY!

  • 07/22/2016, 11:15pm PDT , By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)
  • Game notes for match up with Huskers
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A Special Message To The Fans

08/25/2016, 11:30am PDT, By Sun Staff

Join the players and coaches for the Scholarship Fundraiser

Inside The Locker Room

08/25/2016, 12:15am PDT, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Offensive lineman Quinn Horton

Sun Spots on Shaw TV

08/24/2016, 3:30pm PDT, By Shaw TV

Coach Macauley and Safefy Beck Fullerton look to this weekend

Week 5 Highlights

08/23/2016, 1:15pm PDT, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Some of the best plays from Week 5 against the Broncos

Beck Fullerton Named Player Of The Week

08/22/2016, 11:00pm PDT, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Now VOTE Beck as the CJFL Top Perfomer of the Week

Sun Shutout Broncos

08/20/2016, 10:00pm PDT, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Behind 5 sacks and 5 interceptions, the Sun defence shines

Pregame - Sun Host Broncos

08/20/2016, 6:00pm PDT, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The Sun welcome the Kamloops Broncos on Saturday night

GAME DAY!

08/20/2016, 6:00am PDT, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The Sun host the Broncos in a rematch of Week 2

Canadian-born Tennessean Makes Impact

08/19/2016, 1:15pm PDT, By Warren Henderson - Capital News

Conor Richard is finding his home with the Sun

Okanagan Sun Coach`s Show - Week 5

08/18/2016, 11:45pm PDT, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Head Coach Ben Macauley previews the Kamloops Broncos

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