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Okanagan Sun player earns BC Lions Player of the Week award

The British Columbia Football Conference has announced its BC Lions Players of the Week for Week 8 and a member of the Okanagan Sun has nabbed the defensive honour.

The BCFC says there were a number of terrific defensive performances during Week 8, but Okanagan Sun defensive back Robbie Yochim did a little bit of everything to be named the BC Lions Defensive Player of the Week.

The Rutland Senior Secondary grad made five solo tackles, one assist, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, an interception and blocked a field goal attempt in the late stages of the game a the Sun nearly pulled off an upset over the Vancouver Island Raiders, falling just short 32-30.

The Sun are back in action this weekend in Chilliwack as they played the winless Huskers on Saturday.

In other player of the week honours.....

The Kamloops Broncos snapped their six game losing streak over the weekend keeping their playoff drive alive.  The Broncos pieced together a wonderful ground attack led by the BC Lions Offensive Player of the Week Mike McMaster.

The Prince George native rushed nine times for 153 yards, including a 70 yard touchdown dash.   He would also make two catches for 27 yards.

Vancouver Island Raiders kicker Mark Mueller played a critical role in keeping the Raiders regular season home winning streak alive.  The veteran kicker was three-for-three in field goals hitting from 22, 33 and 39 yards out.  His punting was timely as he blasted five punts for 165 yards, an average of 40 yards. His four kick-offs traveled 212 yards and he was a perfect three-for-three in converts. His performance wins him the BC Lions Special Teams Player of the Week.

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