Hull earns Sun MVP honours

22-year-old linebacker wins junior football team's top award at Sun's annual banquet on Monday night

Linebacker Layne Hull was named the Sun's outstanding player for 2016.

A leader on defense all season, Layne Hull was recognized for his contributions to the Okanagan Sun at the B.C. Football Conference club’s annual awards banquet on Monday night.

The 22-year-old linebacker from Yorkton, SK was named both the Sun’s MVP and top linebacker for 2016.

Hull led the Sun with 93 total defensive points, which included 30 tackles, three quarterback sacks, three batted balls, one fumble recovery and one interception.


Other award winners were:

• Scoring Leader – Kealey Heintz (kicker)

• Community Award – Kian Ishani (receiver)

• Most Inspirational Player in memory of JT Fernandez – Jamie Turek (defensive back)

• Most Improved Player – Tye Kitzman (defensive back)

• Okanagan High School Player of the Year – Michele Vecchio (offensive lineman, RSS grad)

• Most Popular Player (voted by the players) – Michele Vecchio (offensive lineman) and Kasey Russell (running back)

• Most Sportsmanlike Player – Foster Martens (quarterback)

• Special Teams Player – Eli Haynes (linebacker)

• Top Defensive Back – Jamie Turek and Beck Fullerton

• Top Offensive Back – Kasey Russell (running back)

• Top Receiver – Lliam Wishart

• Top Defensive Lineman – Jonas Gering (second consecutive year)

• Top Offensive Lineman – Quinn Horton

• Rookie of the Year – Conor Richard (linebacker) and Liam Hamlyn (offensive lineman).

Cespedes, Heintz players of the week

With his two interceptions in Sunday’s 26-23 victory over the Langley Rams, the Sun’s Raquille Cespedes was named the BCFC’s player of the week on defense.

Cespedes also made two key plays on special teams, including running for a crucial first down on a third-and-10 situation late in the game.

Kealey Heintz, who booted four field goals, including the game winner in overtime against the Rams has been named the conference’s special teams player of the week.



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