Okanagan Sun veteran receiver Ben White says a win on Saturday has the Sun heading into another big weekend in the B.C. Football Conference with renewed confidence and optimism.
White hauled in three passes for 84 yards and one touchdown as the Sun jumped into the final playoff spot in the BCFC with a 42-18 win over the Kamloops Broncos on Saturday at the Apple Bowl.
“It was a good game,” said White. “We wanted to come out strong right from the start and change that up from the last game. We did that. We came apart a little again but we got that out. This game gives us confidence we can put the ball in the endzone. We just need to play that way for the whole game and hopefully we can do that.”
A 5th year receiver out of Okanagan Mission school in Kelowna, White said the chemistry on the Sun is improving with each and every game. Rookie quarterback Cam Bedore completed 11 passes in 21 attempts for 244 yards. White says the pivot is continually improving.
“Every week we are getting more comfortable,” said White. “He’s throwing ridiculous. You wouldn’t think he is a 19-year-old rookie. The chemistry is increasing and everyone was having fun which is good for the next few games of the season.”
The Sun have a big task ahead of them this weekend as they head to Nanaimo to play the VI Raiders for the third time this season. They will follow that with a game in Chilliwack before returning to the Apple Bowl Oct. 13 to host the Langley Rams.
Following the Sun win, head coach Gavin Lake said it was time for his players to enjoy the victory before getting back to work heading into the next weekend.
“We have 24 hours to celebrate and then we have to move on to the next step and the next step is pretty formidable,” he admitted. “It was a tremendous win. Anytime you can celebrate and start feeling good with the guys, it’s outstanding. They have 24 hours to enjoy themselves and then it’s back to work.”