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Head Coach Shane Beatty Begins Recruiting

11/20/2014, 11:15pm PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Vancouver, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba on the list

Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography

The recruiting trail for Head Coach Shane Beatty has begun to bolster the 2015 roster which has already started to take shape.

Coach Beatty, who was named the CJFL Coach of the Year, has a number of positions on his wish list and tells Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) it'll be a busy few months ....

Shane Beatty Named CJFL Coach Of The Year

11/07/2014, 9:00pm PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

In just his second season Beatty is named the best in the business

Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography

Head Coach Shane Beatty was named CJFL Gord Currie Coach of the Year
at the Banquet of Champions of Friday night, on the eve of the 2014 Canadian Bowl.

For the first time since 2010 the Sun finished 9-1, winning home field advantage throughout the BC playoffs. In just his second season, Beatty led the Sun to their first ever playoff win over the VI Raiders and set a new club record for most total yards in a season with 4,459.  The Sun also won their 260th game in their history and set a BCFC record for the most winning seasons with 32 under Beatty’s watch.

Congratulations Coach Beatty!

All-Canadians - Robbie Yochim & Zac Ironstand

11/06/2014, 10:00am PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Their first All-Canadian awards

Photos courtesy of Greystoke Photography (Yochim) & Tamiko Lyle (Ironstand)

The accolades continue to pile on for Robbie Yochim as he is named a Canadian Junior Football League defensive All-Canadian and the Return Specialist of the Year.

in his fifth and final season, he recorded 34 tackles, 4 assists, 1 blocked kick, 3 knockdowns, 1 forced fumble, four interceptions including a touchdown …. He also set countless team and BCFC records including setting conference records for kick off return average with 43.1 yards and a BCFC career record for most punt returns with 156.

Zac Ironstand has also been named a CJFL defensive All-Canadian as one of most consistent and solid players on the Sun roster in 2014.  He concludes his junior career with his first All-Canadian honour, collecting 12 tackles, five assisted stops, six sacks, 1 knockdown and a fumble recovery.

Congratulations Robbie and Zac!

 

All-Canadian - Brennan Van Nistelrooy

11/06/2014, 10:00am PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

its the second straight All-Canadian for Brennan

Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography

For the second straight year Brennan Van Nistelrooy has been named an All-Canadian after another terrific season.

He had a stat in almost every defensive category finishing with 24 tackles, 1 sack, 2 blocked kicks, 3 knockdowns, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery.

He talks with Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) about his season ...

All-Canadian - Alex Bradley

11/05/2014, 10:00am PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The BCFC's leading rusher is now an All-Canadian

Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography

After a terrific season in his graduating year running back Alex Bradley won the BCFC's rushing crown for the first time in his career.

The Canadian Junior Football League has announced Bradley as a 2014 All-Canadian.

Now back at home in Edmonton he talks with Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) about the honour ...

All-Canadian - Cliff Crews

11/05/2014, 10:00am PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

First year offensive lineman named an All-Canadian

Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography

In his first season in a Sun uniform, Cliff Crews anchored the offensive line as the centre. 

He helped the Sun running attack be one of the best in the entire country.

Crews is recognized for his efforts being named an All-Canadian as he talks with Ryan Watters (@ryan2swatters) from Blaine Washington ...

All-Canadian - Michele Vecchio

11/05/2014, 10:00am PST
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

In his second year Vecchio is an All-Canadian

Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography

The Sun offensive line was dominate for the majority of the season, opening big holes from the running attack and giving the quarterbacks time to throw down the field.

One of the key cogs in the line was second year player Michele Vecchio and he talks with Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) about being recognized as an All-Canadian for the first time ...

Graduating King

11/01/2014, 11:30pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Landon King played five years with the Sun and now grads

Photo courtesy of Tina Pomponio

After five solid seasons with the Sun, defensive back Landon King now graduates.

The Mount Boucherie product is a true leader on and off the field as he furthers his education in marketing at Okanagan College. 

King talks with Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) about his five years, the Sun Scholarship Fund and what's next now that his junior football days are done ...

Rams Upset Sun In Cullen Cup

10/26/2014, 9:30pm PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The season comes to a close with loss

Photo courtesy Greystoke Photography

After a terrific regular season and a semi-final win over their arch rival the Sun season comes to a close with a 23-19 loss to the Langley Rams in the Cullen Cup on Sunday afternoon.

The Sun got on the board first with two field goals from Thomas Huber in the first quarter.  He hit from 15 and 26 yards away and led 6-0 after the first quarter.

In the second quarter the Rams showed why they had the most potent offense during the regular season.  With nine minutes left in the quarter Jacob Patko blasted through the Sun defense from five yards out to give the Rams their first lead of the game.  The drive was set up by the Rams “D” who recovered a Dillon Fortune fumble.

Less than four minutes later Nathan Lund scored his first of two touchdowns spiriting into the end zone from 15 yards out to give the Rams a 14-6 lead at halftime.  Once again the Rams defense pinned the Sun deep forcing them to punt, setting up tremendous field position.

Surprisingly the Rams offense was led by their ground attack, rather than their terrific passing game in the first half.  As a matter of fact the Rams collected 105 yards on the ground in the first half alone. The Sun defense had only allowed one team all season long to gain over a 100 yards on the ground.

Both defenses didn’t allow the offense much in the third quarter.  The Rams conceded a safety, before Huber connected on his third field goal of the game.

Just as the fourth quarter began, some fireworks.  The BCFC’s Most Outstanding Running Back Alex Bradley busted 101 yards untouched for the lone Sun touchdown.  The run set a new Cullen Cup record for longest touchdown run in the BC championship game.  It also gave the lead back to the Sun; 18-14 with 14 minutes to play.

Three minutes later Rams kicker Steve Thomas drilled a punt through the end zone for a rouge. 

After the Rams missed a field goal the Sun drove the ball down to the Rams 18 yard line.  On a third an inches, the Sun were whistled for a penalty pushing them back for a 31 yard field goal attempt by Huber, which he missed, collecting a single point.

The missed attempt gave the Sun a 19-16 lead and the Rams went to work offensively led by quarterback Jordan McCarty.  He would conduct a 75 yard championship winning drive capped off by Lund driving into the end zone from 15 yards out giving the Rams the lead for good with just 31 second s to go.  The drive was kept alive by a roughing the kicker penalty on Ron Mwamba as the Rams were attempting to tie the game with a field goal.  The penalty gave the Rams a new set of downs from the six yard line before Lund punched it in two players later.

The penalty reminded fans of a roughing the kicker call in the 2010 Cullen Cup which led to the Sun loss.

McCarty finished 14 of 27 for 235 yards, while the ground attacked collected 168 yards.  His favourite target who made six catches for 133 yards.

Defensively the Rams continuously hurried and rushed Sun quarterback Cam Bedore as he finished 10 of 19 for 176 yards.

Lund was named the Offensive Player of the Game with a pair of rushing touchdowns on 17 carries and 105 yards.  Luke Andrews was named the Defensive Player of the Game and Brennan Van Nistelrooy of the Sun was named the Special Teams Player of the Game.

The Rams will now host the Saskatoon Hilltops in the 2014 Canadian Bowl on Saturday November 8, a rematch of the 2012 game.  The Hilltops advanced to the national championship game after beating the Calgary Colts 27-7.

Championship Sunday

10/26/2014, 12:00am PDT
By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The Sun host the Rams today in the Cullen Cup

For the first time since 2010 the Sun will host the Cullen Cup championship game today with kick-off at 1:00pm.

The Sun are 8-6 all time against the Rams in post season play.  These two clubs met in the 2005 BCFC championship game with e Rams winning 31-27 at the Apple Bowl.  This will be the eighth championship meeting between the two clubs with the Sun winning just twice in the previous six match-ups.

Comparison in 2014

Records – Sun 9-1 – Rams 7-3

Points For – Sun 434 – Rams 443* … Playoffs – Sun 47 – Rams 48
Points Allowed – Sun 139* – Rams 254 … Playoffs – Sun 16 – Rams 46

Passing Leaders – Cam Bedore 52-111 for 839 yards and 9 touchdowns (Sun) – Jordan McCarty 62-118 for 1,021 yards and 10 touchdowns (Rams)

Playoff Passing Leaders – Cam Bedore 12 of 18 for 226 yards and 2 touchdowns (Sun) - Jordan McCarty 8 of 16 for 232 yards and 3 touchdowns

Rushing Leaders – Alex Bradley – 77 carries for 672 yards* and 5 touchdowns (Sun) – Nathan Lund – 51 carries for 411 yards and 5 touchdowns (Rams)

Playoff Rushing Leaders – Alex Bradley – 8 carries for 79 yards and 2 touchdowns (Sun) – Nathan Lund – 15 carries for 185 yards and a touchdown (Rams)

Receiving Leaders – Lerone Robinson – 23 catches for 407 yards and 5 touchdowns (Sun) – Dan English – 39 catches for 862 yards and 9 touchdowns (Rams)

Playoff Receiving Leaders – Thomas Huber – 5 catches for 86 yards and a touchdown (Sun) - Daniel English – 1 catch for 78 yards and a touchdown, Malcolm Williams – 3 catches for 73 yards and a touchdown (Rams)

Field Goals – Thomas Huber – 12 of 14, 85.7%* and 2 for 2 in the playoffs (Sun) – Steve Thomas – 19* of 24*, 79.2% and 2 for 3 in the playoffs (Rams)

Leading Tacklers – Robbie Yochim – 34 (Sun) – Ethan Schulz – 23 (Rams)

*Conference leader

Listen to the play by play HERE with Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) beginning with the Kick-Off Show at 12:30pm.

Playoff tickets for the BCFC title gamel are available HERE or at the gate.

  • Semi-Final Preview

  • 10/15/2014, 3:00pm PDT, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)
  • Sun host the Raiders in the playoffs for the first time since 2010
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Head Coach Shane Beatty Begins Recruiting

11/20/2014, 11:15pm PST, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Vancouver, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba on the list

Sun Spots: Jeff Schieman

11/14/2014, 1:15pm PST, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

He played five seasons from 1998-2002

Shane Beatty Named CJFL Coach Of The Year

11/07/2014, 9:00pm PST, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

In just his second season Beatty is named the best in the business

All-Canadians - Robbie Yochim & Zac Ironstand

11/06/2014, 10:00am PST, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Their first All-Canadian awards

All-Canadian - Brennan Van Nistelrooy

11/06/2014, 10:00am PST, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

its the second straight All-Canadian for Brennan

All-Canadian - Alex Bradley

11/05/2014, 10:00am PST, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The BCFC's leading rusher is now an All-Canadian

All-Canadian - Cliff Crews

11/05/2014, 10:00am PST, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

First year offensive lineman named an All-Canadian

All-Canadian - Michele Vecchio

11/05/2014, 10:00am PST, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

In his second year Vecchio is an All-Canadian

Graduating King

11/01/2014, 11:30pm PDT, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

Landon King played five years with the Sun and now grads

Rams Upset Sun In Cullen Cup

10/26/2014, 9:30pm PDT, By Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)

The season comes to a close with loss

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