Last Saturday’s 69-0 whitewash of the Westshore Rebels in BCFC action has produced two player-of-the-week awards for the Okanagan Sun.
Rookie defensive back Brennan Van Nistelrooy has been named the defensive player of the week, while kick returner Robbie Yochim has been cited as special teams honoree.
Van Nistelrooy, a product of Lethbridge Catholic-Central, had two interceptions, including one for a 35-yard touchdown.
He also had a fumble recovery, one solo tackle and one assist.
Meanwhile, Yochim won the special teams award for the second time this season.
The second-year player out of Rutland returned the opening kickoff against the Rebels for a 104-yard touchdown. Yochim, who won the same award in Week 4, also returned three punts for 18 yards.
It’s the third time a member of the Sun has won this award as D.J. Weber picked up the honour in Week 3.
The Sun (6-1) will return to action this Sunday, 2 p.m. at the Apple Bowl against the Kamloops Broncos (1-6).
Okanagan continues to trail the first-place Vancouver Island Raiders (7-0) by two points, and leads third-place Langley (4-3) by four points for third.
An Okanagan win—or Rams loss—this weekend would clinch no worse than a second place finish for the Sun.
AM 1150 will air the game live, while a video feed will be available at okanagansun.ca.