The Okanagan Sun got the second half of the B.C. Football Conference season off on the right foot with a convincing win in a game they were expected to dominate.
The Sun hammered the winless Chilliwack Huskers 42-7 on Sunday afternoon at the Apple Bowl, improving to 5-1 on the season and continuing its domination of Chilliwack.
Coming into the game the Huskers had not scored a point against the Sun in 17 straight quarters.
In the first half on Saturday that streak continued and was extended to 19 quarters as the Sun led 24-0 at halftime.
The Sun got on the board first on a one yard touchdown plunge from Steven Doege, a defensive lineman who was part of the team’s jumbo package and pounded in his first BCFC touchdown.
Before half-time the Sun scored two majors 90 seconds apart to take a strangelhold on the game. Quarterback Jeremy Mraovic hit Michael Friend with a 10 yard touchdown strike before Arman Bokitch found the endzone on an eight yard touchdown scamper.
In the third quarter the Huskers finally broke through the Sun and stopped their scoreless streak. After a Sun fumble defensive back Tanner Hamade rumbled 47 yards to pay dirt as the Huskers defence scored its first major of the game.
The Sun added two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Doege pounded in a second touchdown from two yards out and Carson Park intercepted a pass and returned it 15 yards for a major.
Kicker Steven McFadyen hit field goals from 34 and 29 yards out.
“We were committed to run the football,” said new offensive coordinator Jay Christensen following the game.
It showed, as the Sun would tally 313 yards on the ground while just 131 through the air. Bokitch led the charge carrying 13 times for 104 yards and a TD. New fullback Evin Polack carried seven times for 72 yards and back-up Alex Bradley had an impressive five carries for 74 yards.
At QB, Mraovic finished 11 of 22 for 131 yards and a major.
The Sun will now travel to Victoria on Saturday for a date with the Westshore Rebels at 7 p.m. In Week 4 of the season the Sun hammered the Rebels 49-7.