Sun quarterback Nick Wenman (left) passed for 278 yards and Nate Anderson had 95 yards in punt returns. -Images: Ken Reid/Greystoke Photography

Sun duo earns BCFC weekly awards

Nick Wenman is the BCFC’s top offensive player, while Nate Anderson gets the special teams nod.

Nick Wenman had to wait until his third season for his first ever start in the B.C. Football Conference.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound quarterback from Cold Lake, AB made it count.

In addition to leading the Sun to victory over the Kamloops Broncos, Wenman has been named the BCFC’s offensive player of the week.

Stepping in for the injured Keith Zyla, Wenman completed 20 of 30 pass attempts for 278 yards and three touchdowns in the Sun’s 36-0 win Saturday night at the Apple Bowl.

Sun head coach Ben Macauley commended Wenman for his performance in his first start in junior football.

“Nick shook off some early nerves and executed very well,” said Macauley. “He’s a little more by the book than Keith (Zyla), he’s not going to freewheel as much but he did things he needed to do for our offense to be successful.

“We’re comfortable with Nick in there as our starting quarterback.”

Wenman’s favourite target against Kamloops was Nate Anderson who caught seven passes from 129 yards and a major score.

But it was Anderson’s work returning kicks that earned the Salt Lake City, Utah product the BCFC’s special teams player of the week award.

Anderson, 18, returned five punts for 95 yards, setting the Sun up with good field position on several occasions.

Sun visits Rams…

The Sun returns to action this Saturday night in Langley for their first meeting of the season against the Rams. Kick off at McLeod Athletic Park is 7 p.m.

With the Sun (2-0) occupying top spot in the BCFC, the Rams, Vancouver Island Raiders and Westshore Rebels all have a share of second spot at 1-1. Kamloops and the Valley Huskers are both at 0-2.

In other action this weekend, the Raiders will be in Chilliwack, while the Rebels visit Kamloops.

Okanagan’s next home action is against the Huskers on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Apple Bowl. Kick off is 7 p.m.

Sun stats leaders…

Through two weeks of play, Sun receiver Kyler Mosley shares the BCFC lead in both touchdowns (3) and points (18) with Langley’s Joe Carter.

Nate Anderson is No. 1 in receiving yards with 205 and leads in punt return yards with 97.

Sun kicker Isaac Wegner and Raiders kicker James Parker share the conference lead for field goals (4).

Sun defensive back Tye Kitzman leads the BCFC with 29 defensive points and shares the BCFC lead in interceptions with two.

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