Kelowna Mission Lions cornerback tries to contain Abbotsford running back Samwell Oku during the B.C. junior bantam football semi-final Sunday at CNC.

Kelowna Mission Lions cornerback tries to contain Abbotsford running back Samwell Oku during the B.C. junior bantam football semi-final Sunday at CNC.

Lions fall to Abbotsford in junior bantam playoffs

Kelowna-Mission team sees football season end Sunday at CNC

Though it wasn’t enough to prolong their season, coach Corwyn Klak is confident his Kelowna Mission Lions gave it everything they had on Sunday afternoon.

The high-powered Abbotsford Falcons downed the Lions 61-16 on the CNC turf in the B.C. junior bantam semifinal, handing the Kelowna team its first loss of the season.

The Southern Interior Football Conference champion Lions were the only team all year to score more than two touchdowns in a game against a dominant Abby squad.

“The Mission Lions played their hearts out and never quit playing until the final whistle, they represented the SIFC with pride and dignity,” said coach Corwyn Klak.

The Lions went 10-0 during the regular season, then defeated the West Kelowna Sun Devils to capture the SIFC title.

The Falcons will play the South Delta Rams for the B.C. junior bantam title.

Lions on Team B.C.

Two members of the Kelowna Mission Lions have been selected to play for Team B.C. in the FBU (Football University) National Championships.

Linebacker Jesse Benneke and receiver Alexander Gross will suit up for B.C.’s Grade 8 team for the 64-team tournament which is held throughout December.

The top Grade 6, 7 and 8 teams from each region will compete at the finals in San Antonio, Texas in early January.

 

 

Kelowna Capital News