The Okanagan Sun entered last weekend’s BCFC semi-final as big favourites over the Valley Huskers after outscoring the Huskers 108-13 in two regular season contests. The Sun struggled in this one as the Huskers stout defence and efficient passing game made things difficult for the Sun..
A 32 yard touchdown interception in the first quarter by Tariq Brown went a long way to helping the Sun find its legs on the way to a 33-16 win. It had some suggesting that if not for Brown’s heroics the Huskers just might be in the Cullen Cup this weekend.
Brown finished with 4 tackles and an assist to go along with the interception.
The Valley Huskers are heading to the conference play-offs with a defence that is playing some of its best football of the season, thanks in no small part to its leader Jaiden Claassen.
Claassen gets his second POW nod with 4 tackles, 2 assists and 2 quarterback sacks as the Huskers punted the Kamloops Broncos 39-3 in Kamloops
The Kamloops Broncos got their first win of the season 31-25 over the VI Raiders and linebacker Abe Fimbo played no small part defensively.
Fimbo offered up 8 tackles and an assist in the win.
The reigning BCFC defensive player of the year had his best game of the season in his clubs win over the Kodiaks.
Linebacker Jaiden Claassen offered up 8 tackles, 7 assists and an interception as the Huskers moved to 5-2.
Sun defensive back / linebacker Philip Palmarin earns his second POW of the weekend after making an impact all over the field defensively Saturday night.
1 tackles, 2 assists, 1 quarterback sack, 1 interception and 2 fumble recoveries in an all-round effort.
The Sun defence held the Broncos to just 164 yards of offence in the 66-7 win.
Demar Hohnstein has been causing opposing quarterbacks nightmares all season and this past weekend was no exception.
2.5 sacks to go along with 3 tackles and 3 assisted tackles in the Rebels 6th win of the season
The Rams defence caused the powerful Westshore Rebels passing attack more issues than any team this season.
Kyle Huish had an outstanding game with 5 tackles and 2 interceptions
The VI Raiders defence has struggled this year but came up with its best performance of the season in a tight last second 17-15 loss to the Prince George Kodiaks.
Linebacker Kaya Saunders led the Raiders defence with his best performance of the season in making 5 tackles, 2 assists, 1 knockdown and an interception he retuned for 42 yards.
Huskers linebacker Kurtis Flynn is having an impressive season in the green and black and was a punishing presence Saturday as his club shut down the Raiders.
Flynn did his part just about every way a defender can with 7 tackles, 3 assists, 1 sack and 1 interception as the Huskers moved to 3-1.
After last week’s special team player of the week Rebels linebacker Demar Hohnstein is back with a POW worthy performance defensively.
“Deebo” was around the ball all night with 8 tackles and a quarterback sack as his club routed the Kodiaks 49-10 in Prince George. Hohnstein chipped in 2 special team tackles as well.
There is no truth to the rumour that he is tacking over as Rebels quarterback to complete the trifecta.
The Okanagan Sun defence was smothering in limiting the Valley Huskers to 160 yards of offence as the club rolled to a 62-6 win Saturday night.
Linebacker Romario Reid led the defence with 3 tackles, 2 assists, and 1 interception. Reid also contributed one of 2 blocked punts that he returned for a touchdown.
Huskers linebacker Jaiden Claassen of the BCFC defensive player of the week.
6 tackles and 2 assists in the Huskers 26-18 win over the Langley Rams