Sun’s Doege BCFC defensive player of the week

Defensive lineman sets sack record against Langley

  • Aug. 30, 2012 12:00 p.m.

Chalk up yet another award for Steven Doege.

For the second time this season, the Okanagan Sun defensive lineman has been named the B.C. Lions Defensive Player of the Week in the B.C. Football Conference.

The 21-year-old Doege established a new Canadian Junior Football League record last weekend for career sacks.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Rutland grad had 1.5 sacks in a 34-3 loss to the hometown Langley Rams on Saturday night and now has 37.5 for his career.

“It’s an incredible accomplishment and he’s worked very hard to get where he is,” Lake said of Doege’s record-setting achievement. “He has another year and a half he could be playing here, so he has a chance to obliterate the mark. We’re excited for him.”

It’s the second time this season the award has been given to Doege who was the 2011 CJFL’s defensive player of the year.

Doege and his Sun teammates have this weekend off before returning to action Saturday, Sept. 8 at home to the Westshore Rebels.

Westshore’s big weapon, running back Greg Morris, was the BCFC’s offensive player of the week after rushing for 260 yards and three touchdowns last week in a win over Chilliwack.

 

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