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British Columbia Football Conference

Sun Make Statement

By Jock Tyre, 09/27/18, 8:15PM PDT

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The parity in the league just go tighter in week 7 as the Okanagan Sun found their legs in the 43-13 romp over the Valley Huskers. The Sun drew first blood off the leg of kicker 86 Isaac Wegner at the 10-minute mark of the first quarter with a 20-field goal and an early 3-0 lead. Then with no time left on the clock at the end of the first quarter, 10 Conor Richard block a punt under the shadows of the Valley goal posts and 24 Dustin McGee picked it up and scrambled into the end zone for a 10-0 lead going into the second quarter.

Late in the 2nd quarter saw the legs of 37 Javen Kaekele as QB 2 Jakob Loucks connected with him for an 84-yard pass and run to extend the Sun lead to 17. And then just over a minute later 86 Isaac Wegner put a very late field goal from 29 yards to make it 20 unanswered points in the first half.

The third quarter saw a little life in the Huskers and they drove down to field goal range and 31 Ethan Homan kicked a 34 yarder to finally get Valley on the board and make it 20-3. Not to be outdone the Sun responded with 2 more FG’s of their own from 17 and 32 yards. Bookending the quarter another Husker field goal from 42 yards and a 26-6 score to end the quarter.

Starting off the 4th quarter just 18 seconds in was another Sun field goal this time Wegner hit it from 18 yards making it 29-6. The surprise play of the game came from a Huskers fake field goal kick from 47 yards, it was drop kicked by backup QB Nicolas Nica 20 yards down the sideline, picked up by RB 21 Remis Tshivo and run into the end zone for the lone Husker TD. Not to let the wind out of their sails the Sun immediately responded with a 15-yard pass to 38 Kolton Kouri and a 6-yard run also by Kouri to make the final 43-13.

Kicker Isaac Wegner contributed 19 points with his foot while Kolton Kouri caught and ran for 12. The Sun go to 4-2-1 on the season while the Huskers drop their second straight and go to 4-3. For the second week in a row the Okanagan Sun defense has come up big knocking out the starting QB’s for both the Huskers and the Raiders plus in 7 weeks has given up 114 points averaging less than 17 points a game, the lowest in the conference. Next week they are on the Island against the Raiders (5-2) in a battle for first.