Saturday, August 8th – Hillside Stadium
Kickoff at 7PM
It’s Week 3 of BCFC action, and the Westshore Rebels (0-2) will face the Kamloops Broncos (1-1) at Hillside Stadium for the featured game of the week.
The Rebels, who lost a tight battle against Island rivals, the VI Raiders, by a 23-21 score last week showed they could compete with one of the top teams from last season. In one of the most impressive week-by-week turnarounds so far this season, the Rebels tallied 371 yards of total offence, orchestrated by quarterback Ashton McKinnon who threw 21 of 43 for 365 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Hunter Lake who hauled in eight passes for 136 yards. On defence, the Rebels showed no openings, not allowing a single point to be scored against them in the second half of the game. Led by a strong defensive core in James Bradley who recorded a game high eight tackles, Dusean Leblanc who recorded six tackles and half a sack, and Cohan Sassaman who recorded the other half sack, four tackles and a fumble recovery, the Rebels could be a tough matchup for the Broncos.
The Broncos, who lost 25-17 against the Rams last week, are led by quarterback Steve Schuweiler who had ten completions for 213 yards and a touchdown to his favourite target Derek Yachison. Yachison, who hauled in seven catches for 84 yards, spent the offseason attending the BC Lions training camp and will be a player to watch this season. On the ground, watch for Jacob Palmarin to lead the team in the running game, as he had an excellent game last week rushing 15 times for 101 yards. On defence, Michael Ochoa led the team with seven tackles while Jonaus Levac has six tackles and an interception.
In a matchup of two teams who proved they can hang with the best, who will come out on top? Tune in this week to find out!
Other games this week (All on Saturday, August 8th):
Okanagan Sun @ Vancouver Island Raiders – 4 pm at Caledonia Park
Valley Huskers @ Langley Rams – 7 pm at McLeod Stadium