Sun drops third straight BCFC game

Okanagan can't get untracked on offence in six-point loss to hometown V.I. Raiders

Okanagan Sun quarterback Foster Martens is chased by V.I. Raiders' defensive lineman Nathan Warawa during Saturday’s B.C. Football Conference game at Nanaimo’s Caledonia Park.

After six straight wins to start the 2016 B.C. Football Conference season, the Okanagan Sun has fallen on hard times.

A week after the most lopsided defeat in team history to the Saskatoon Hilltops, the Sun fell 14-8 to the Vancouver Island Raiders Saturday in Nanaimo.

With a week remaining in the regular season, the Sun, at 6-3, share second spot in the BCFC with the Langley Rams.

The teams will meet next Sunday at the Apple Bowl.

On Saturday in Nanaimo, the Sun scored its only major in the fourth quarter on a run by quarterback Keith Zyla. It was Okanagan’s first offensive touchdown in eight quarters.

Zyla finished 2 of 7 for 22 yards coming off the bench.  Foster Martens started the game and completed 10 of 19 for 133 yards. Rashaun Simonise made five receptions for 85 yards.

On the ground Brendan Hansen carried the rock 11 times for 63 yards on a rain soaked field.

Over on the defence, Cory McCoy was a force with four sacks and three solo tackles.  Jonas Gering also had a sack and five solo tackles, while Jamie Turek picked off a pass.

Discipline was a problem for the Sun were penalized 32 times, setting a new team record.  The old mark was 30 which was set in Week 2 in Kamloops.

The winner of Sunday’s game between the Sun and Rams will host the BCFC semifinal the following weekend against the losing team.

Kick off Sunday at the Apple Bowl is 1 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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