St. Marys (Calgary) Dom Britton’s agility and arm kept the rebels defence on its heels in the Cullen Cup. After shaking off a slow start in the opening quarter Britton found his rhythm, going 16 of 25 for 230 yards with 3 TDS and no interceptions. He added another 27 rushing yards on 3 carries including a 17 yards touchdown.
Offences start and stop with the quarterback so the Sun head to Windsor on solid footing with Britton behind centre.
Colby Miletto (Kelowna Secondary) is part of a deep Sun receiving corp and had a solid 2022 season (25 receptions, 332 yards & 2 TDS).
This weekend as the Rams defence came armed with a game plan that caused the Sun offence to struggle he became Dom Britton’s go to receiver. Miletto had a game for the ages with with 4 touchdowns on his 5 receptions (97 yards)
His 4 receiving touchdowns broke a long standing BCFC play-off record for receiving TDS in a game. The previous record of 3 was set by Sun receiver Corrie Lang in 1988 and since tied by 3 other Sun receivers. (Dave Pitcher-1988, Kyle Patchell-2015, Kyle Kawamoto-2015)
The 4 touchdowns tied him for second in the total touchdowns in a play-off game with Sun running-back Jeff Halvorson (2003). The record of 5 is held by Richmond Raiders running-back Eric Scott (1985)
Running Back-Valley Huskers
A grad of the Rover East Kodiaks High School program (Winnipeg), Wyke is the the only running back in the conference to eclipse 1000 yards and wrapped up a stellar 2022 regular season against the Kamloops Broncos this past weekend.
As the Huskers and Broncos slugged it out offensively (both clubs over 400 yards of offence), Wyke turned in the best performance of the day and his best of the season with 169 yards and 3 TDS on 28 carries.
The Huskers are in Langford for a BCFC semi-final this Sunday. Another performance like this and the Huskers would likely be moving on to the Cullen Cup.
Sun quarterback Dom Britton (St. Mary’s High School-Calgary) takes home his 4th offensive player of the week in leading the Sun to a 41-24 win over the Kamloops Broncos Sunday afternoon.
The Sun needed a second half offensive outburst to overcome a determined Broncos team that was fighting for its play-off life. Britton delivered it in a big way completing 20 of 30 passes for 328 yards to go along with 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
Running Back-Okanagan Sun
Holy Trinity Catholic High School (Ft. McMurray) grad Jevon Garwood had big shoes to fill in the Okanagan Sun backfield after the graduation of Malcolm Miller following the 2021 season.
Garwood has lived up to expectations and more with 742 yards, 8 touchdowns and a sterling 9 yard average through 8 games for the Sun in 2022.
In Saturday’s lopsided win over his former club, the Langley Rams, Garwood had his best outing of the season with 166 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 11 carries. Garwood was a key to the Suns 42-10 win over the Langley Rams.
17 year old Broncos receiver Colton Meikle is the rookie receiver who isn’t a rookie…Due to the lack of high school football in his hometown of Kamloops he received a commissioners exemption to suit up as a 16 year old rookie for the Broncos in 2021.
As a “seasoned veteran” of the Broncos offence this season Meikle leads the BCFC in receiving yards with 639 and in Saturday nights blowout of the Prince George Kodiaks he had an outstanding game with 5 catches for 222 yards and 3 touchdowns.
In the process he also picked the pocket of his quarterback for the award who threw for 3 touchdowns and ran for another 3 himself.
The Valley Huskers exploded for 62 points and 645 yards of offence in a 62-41 rout over the VI Raiders in Nanaimo Saturday afternoon.
Huskers quarterback Josh Janssen (Sardis Secondary-Chilliwack) had a huge night and an efficient night behind centre for for club in completing 25 of 32 passes for 407 yards. SEVEN touchdowns and no interceptions.
That’s a perfect night by anyone’s standards.
The Kamloops Broncos are in a battle to grab a play-off spot and this past Saturday night had a tall order in front of them as the Westshore Rebels came to town. Carrying with them a firm grip on 2nd place in their hands and fresh off a 49-7 throttling of the Broncos on the island just a week earlier.
Kamloops would need a big effort from their key players to knock off the island visitors, and while the Broncos ultimately fell short, they might just have come away with a moral victory in a 32-27 loss.
Quarterback Reid Vankoughnett (Dakota Collegiate-Winnipeg) led by example and had a big night completing 27 of 47 passes for 395 yards along with 3 TDS and a lone interception.
If the Broncos are to see the post season they will be counting on more performances like this from their quarterback
Westshore Rebels receiver Zion Brown (Auburn High School-Dartmouth Nova Scotia) had a big night in what was a big offensive Rebels output as the club hammered the visiting Kamloops Broncos 49-7 Saturday night.
Brown’s 5 receptions for 129 yards was the highlight of a combined 531 Westshore yards on the evening. It looks like the Rebels offence is finding its stride with the second half of the season coming up
Okanagan Sun quarterback Dom Britton (St. Mary’s High School-Calgary) threw for just 207 yards in his clubs 58-1 win over the visiting VI Raiders but he was pin-point in his accuracy with 15 completions and 3 touchdowns on just 20 attempts.
He also kept the Raiders defence on it’s heels with his feet, carrying the ball 4 times for 48 yards and another touchdown.
This is Britton’s second straight BC Lions Offensive Player of the week nod and third on the season.
St. Mary’s High School (Calgary) grad Dom Britton has his second BCFC BC Lions Offensive Player of the Week after a 5 touchdown performance for the Sun in a dominating win over the Westshore Rebels.
Britton completed 12 of 22 passes for 292 yards 5TDS, 1 INT and 1 rushing attempt of his own for 18 yards. He spread the touchdowns among 4 different receivers on the night.
Valley Huskers-Running Back
Reece Wyke (River East Collegiate-Winnipeg) is the heartbeat of the Valley Huskers running game and came to play Saturday night in the Fraser Valley battle between the Huskers and Langley Rams at Exhibition Stadium in Chilliwack.
Wyke carried the ball 19 times for 117 yards and a TD in a bruising game against a strong Langley Rams front 7. The hometown Huskers coming out on top 14-7 simply would not have happened if not for the workmanlike effort of Reece Wyke.
Expert to see Wyke’s name at or near the top of the BCFC rushing derby at season’s end this fall.
The Okanagan Sun expected 4th year quarterback Dom Britton (St. Mary’s High School Calgary) to lead his club by example this season. Britton has offered up two impressive performances in helping the Sun into a weekend bye with a 2-0 record.
In Saturday’s road win in Langley Britton completed 16 of 29 passes for 261 yards and a TD. He also rushed 5 times for 20 yards.
Britton leads the BCFC with 600 yards passing on the season.
When the son of former Grey Cup & Superbowl winner Tim Jessie transferred from Carleton University this past off-season, Rebels head coach Shane Beatty was confident his club had signed a key piece to get back to the play-offs after a 1-7 season in 2021.
The massive signal caller out of St. Pauls High School in Winnipeg made a statement in leading his club to a 36-20 road win over the defending national champion Langley Rams.
Jessie was stellar in completing 16 of 22 passes for 222 yards, 3TDS & 1 interception. He also added a rushing touchdown of his own.