Tye Kitzman, the BCFC defensive player of the week, celebrates his game-ending interception Saturday night against Westshore. -Image: Ken Reid/Greystoke Photography

Sun’s Kitzman top defensive player

Okanagan defensive back wins BCFC defensive player of the week honours.

Tye Kitzman was a man on a mission Saturday night at the Apple Bowl.

For his efforts, the Okanagan Sun defensive back has been named the B.C. Football Conference’s defensive player of the week.

Kitzman registered five tackles, an assist, had a batted ball, and made a game-ending interception in the Sun’s season-opening 19-15 win over the Westshore Rebels.

“Tye had a very good game,” said Sun head coach Ben Macauley. “He was a big factor for us on defense.”

The Vernon native is in his third season as a member of the Sun.

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