Saturday, August 22nd – Hillside Stadium
Kickoff at 7 PM
Photo Credit: Kamloops This Week
In a rematch of last week, the Vancouver Island Raiders (3-1) will visit the Kamloops Broncos (2-2) in Week 5 of BCFC action at Hillside Stadium.
Last week, the Raiders held off the Broncos to win 35-26 at home and were led by quarterback Liam O’Brien, who completed nine passes for 217 yards and three scores. Dustin Rodriguez, who caught four passes for 131 yards, caught one of the touchdown passes while Arthur Fabbro caught the other two in the team’s win. On defence, the Raiders were highly effective in the second half of the game, only allowing six points and containing the Broncos offence. Dexter Shea led the team with seven tackles, while Cole Virtanen had the biggest play of the game setting a Raider record with a 95 yard pick-six. Other Raiders who shined on defense were Quinton Bowles, who recorded two sacks, and Kealan Botel, who also recorded a sack.
For the Broncos, quarterback Steve Schuweiler had a productive game, throwing for 358 yards and two touchdown passes to Derek Yachison, who caught 10 balls for 97 yards. That night, Schuweiler also set a new BCFC record with 35 pass completions, breaking the 2010 record of 29 pass completions set by Jordan Yantz. Another record was also broken by Devin Csincsa, who set a new Broncos record with 12 receptions for 136 yards. On the ground, Jacob Palmarin led the team with 12 carries for 63 yards and a score. On defence, Braden Vankoughnett led the team with seven tackles, while Derek Trager and Tevin McCarty recorded and interception and a sack, respectively.
Will the Raiders be able to hold off a solid Broncos offence two weeks in a row? Tune in this week to find out!
Other games this week (all games on Saturday, August 22):
Westshore Rebels @ Langley Rams – 4 pm at McLeod Stadium
Valley Huskers @ Okanagan Sun – 7 pm at Apple Bowl