The Langley Rams led almost wire to wire but a late score gave the Westshore Rebels a narrow 33-28 victory in front of a large crowd of Junior football supporters at the spectacular 2500 seat McLeod Athletic Park Stadium on Saturday.
The Rebels overcame seven major penalties to post the win but it was a minor Rams infraction that may have cost the home side the victory.
For the Charly Chardilicchia-coached Rebels, the win sets a new, regular season, club record for the most wins in a regular season to date. Bettering last year’s Cullen Cup Championship team coached under ex-head coach JC Boice, this year’s version of Rebels is on pace for a possible 9-1 record, their only loss coming at the hand of the Okanagan Sun in game one of the season.
With two games remaining, next week against the winless Valley Huskers, and the season finale against the Sun, the Rebels will have their eyes on rewriting the Westshore Rebels history books.
The Valley Huskers threw a scare into a heavily favoured opponent, but a second half collapse led to a 44-27 loss to the Vancouver Island Raiders on Saturday.
The Huskers made the long trip to Nanaimo for the B.C. Football Conference clash, which kicked off at Caledonia Park.
Winless Chilliwack turned four turnovers into 20 points to lead the Raiders 20-19 at the break.