Okanagan Sun receiver Jesse Kendall makes a catch behind Chilliwack defender Jason Ghag in B.C. Football Conference action Saturday night at the Apple Bowl.

Okanagan Sun receiver Jesse Kendall makes a catch behind Chilliwack defender Jason Ghag in B.C. Football Conference action Saturday night at the Apple Bowl.

Sun drub Huskers in season opener

Okanagan bounces back from slow start Saturday as Shane Beatty wins coaching debut with Sun

After an opening-drive touchdown by the visiting Chilliwack Huskers, it was all Okanagan Sun the rest of the way.

With new head coach Shane Beatty at the helm, the Sun blitzed the Huskers 65-10 on Saturday night at the Apple Bowl in the B.C. Football Conference season opener for both teams.

Cam Bedore and Theo Deezar split the quarterbacking duties for the Sun and combined for five touchdown passes.

Deezar, who spent last season with the University of Manitoba, fired two TD strikes to Tommy Howse and one to Jesse Kendall, while Bedore, back for his second season, found Kendall and Thomas Huber with major scores.

Deezar finished with 11 completions for 173 yards, while Bedore was 5-for-9 for 80 yards.

Running backs Alex Bradley and Dillon Fortune, with a 41-yard scamper, scored majors along the ground. Bradley rushed for 104 yards on 16 carries.

Landon King provided a special teams major for the Sun, taking a blocked punt 30 yards  to the end zone in the second quarter.

On defence, Robbie Yochim had a interception for a touchdown and also blocked a punt.

On the downside of the win, the Sun may have lost cornerback Jamie Turek for the season with a torn ACL in his left knee. Fellow DB Curtis Kelly also went down with a knee strain and will likely miss some time.

The Sun will return to action this Saturday when they host the Vancouver Island Raiders, 7 p.m. at the Apple Bowl.

Including playoffs, Okanagan went 0-4 against the Raiders last season.

 

 

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