The Saskatoon Hilltops won their 18th national junior football title on Saturday with a 38-24 victory over the Okanagan Sun.
The Sun actually led the game 20-17 at the half, but Saskatoon came on strong in the second half, starting with a 74 yard touchdown pass from Hilltops’ quarterback Jared Andreychuk to receiver Tyson Sawatsky.
From that point on, the Hilltops never relinquished the lead.
The loss marked a disappointing end to what has been a tremendous season for the Okanagan Sun, posting an undefeated season in winning the BC Football Conference title, outscoring their opponents 617 to 115.
The Sun had won the Canadian championship twice previously, in 1988 and 2000, and were appearing in the national title game for the first time since 2004.
The team was due to fly back from the prairies to Kelowna late Saturday.
Watch for more coverage of the game this weekend at kelownacapnews.com.